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Mrs. Nonn from Madison WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders Soaring Into Reading!!

My students need new book shelves for more books to become amazing readers!

  • $771 goal

This project expired on September 9, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to read and they love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical." From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives,; however, I can certainly control their experiences during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

These bookshelves will continue to enhance the literacy-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy-I read on the carpet to them, they complete work there, and they read independently! Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind-I have watched them the past few years read titles that have meaning to them, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new bookshelves, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

Mrs. Nonn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOKCASE W/ 2 ADJ SHELVES MOBILE LOCKING CASTERS 36H • School Specialty $186.87 3 $560.61

Materials cost

$560.61

Vendor shipping charges

$56.06

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$655.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.60

Total project goal

$770.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$770.68

4 Donors

-$550.44

Donations toward project cost

-$467.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.56

match offer

-$220.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.04

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$0.00

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