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Ms. Carlton from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year Teacher in Need; It Takes a Village!

My students need a classroom library that consists of high-interest literature to accommodate their varying reading abilities, along with comfortable areas, including ball chairs and floor pillows, in the classroom where they can dive into new novels.

  • $499 goal

This project expired on August 10, 2018.

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My Students

I am a brand new teacher and just landed my dream job teaching 3rd grade at a school that strongly values developing lifelong learners. Something I love about teaching 3rd grade is watching the children as they start growing independence and taking responsibility for their own learning. Third graders are enthusiastic about school, avid readers, and have huge imaginations! At this age, my students are developing their own outlook on life and can absorb new information like a sponge.

As a new teacher, I am given a starter-kit of classroom materials, but anything more I feel is necessary for my students comes out of pocket.

While earning my elementary education degree, I gradually began to stock up on classroom materials, but still could use so many items to make my classroom community of learners successful.

My Project

In 3rd grade, children make the remarkable transition from learning to read to reading to learn. I want to provide my students with an abundance of books in our classroom library to increase literacy. Students at this age read several books a week, so it would resourceful to have a variety of high-interest books available on demand. Popular book series such as "I Survived", "Diary of a Wimpy Kid", "Magic Treehouse”, "Amelia Bedelia", "Wayside Stories", etc., will help to achieve this goal! This variety of chapter book collections will help to ignite an excitement in my students to read as many books as possible!

Giving my students a choice to learn in a way that's best suited for themselves has a direct impact on their engagement and motivation every day.

I hope to create a classroom atmosphere that gives students a choice in their learning and a sense of empowerment in our classroom. Flexible seating options allow students to work both independently and collaboratively in a comfortable, stress-free environment. I plan to furnish my classroom with exercise balls, stools, lap desks, floor pillows, etc. to create this inviting classroom setting. Your contribution will reach several different groups of students and aid the transformation of our classroom into a dynamic learning environment!

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Third Eye Export 32 Inches Diameter Round Meditation Seating Ottoman Decorative Sham Stuffer Round Floor Pillow Insert • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Trideer Exercise Ball (45-85cm) EXTRA THICK Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym) (White&Blue, 55cm) • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Laptop Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Young Color(Yellow) • Amazon Business $13.59 3 $40.77
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $36.20 1 $36.20
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $34.21 1 $34.21
Trideer Air Stability Ring, Keep Your Balance Ball Stable, Perfect for Exercise Ball Chair, Suitable for 55cm -75cm Stability ball (Ring Only) (Black (For 55cm&65cm Exercise Ball), Ring Only) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
The Complete Ramona Collection: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ramona Forever, Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, Ramona's World • Amazon Business $30.81 1 $30.81
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $29.20 1 $29.20
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book 10-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $26.90 1 $26.90
Aakarshan 32" Mandala Floor Pillow Cushion Seating Throw Cover Hippie Decorative (Multi Pom Pom) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
32" Puff Blue Mandala Floor Pillow Cushion Seating Throw Cover Hippie Decorative Boho " This is a Cover only " • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50

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