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Ms. Plumley from Springfield MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year Classroom Furnishing

Help me give my students a comfortable, cozy classroom that will allow them to feel as if they are at home and that they are cared for.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Next year will be my first year in my own classroom and I want to be able to create the best classroom I can for my incoming fourth grade class. The children in my school are mostly from low-income households and many see and hear things and deal with hardships that no kid should have to deal with.

My students are funny, caring, and need to be shown that they are cared for.

I want to make sure that they can feel comfortable and calm in a nicely decorated classroom.

My Project

These materials will help me get a head start on making my classroom feel like a comfortable, calming space where my students will enjoy coming to every day.

I really want to create a classroom that makes my students feel welcome.

I will be creating separate areas that will allow for personal space, choices, and different learning groups throughout the day. Since I am starting in my first classroom by myself, there are many things I will be buying and putting in my classroom to help make it feel home-like and happy. These items will help me greatly starting out.

Ms. Plumley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Modern Floral Circles Design Area Rug 9' x 12' Blue • Amazon Business $194.99 1 $194.99
Unique Loom Solo Solid Shag Collection Modern Plush Deep Aqua Blue Area Rug (8' x 10') • Amazon Business $122.95 1 $122.95
HollyHOME 3-Tier Metal Utility Service Cart Rolling Storage Shelves with Handles, Blue Storage Utility Cart • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Seville Classics Large 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, White • Amazon Business $39.96 1 $39.96
Majestic Home Goods 81001093071 Solid Stuffed Animal Toy Storage Bean Bag Chair with Transparent Mesh Base Teal • Amazon Business $32.21 1 $32.21
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture Option for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for the Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99

Materials cost

$468.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.14

Total project goal

$594.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.25

8 Donors

-$347.89

Donations toward project cost

-$295.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.18

Matching donations from our partners

-$246.35

Match offers toward project cost

-$209.40

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.95

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$0.00

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