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Ms. Barnes from Dallas TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Foundational Reading and Writing Skills Build Great Future Leaders

Help me give my students the Flex-Space Mobile Book Bin Storage Center as well as level books that they need in order to excel with their reading skills.

  • $2,026 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love school. They walk in the classroom each day with an optimistic glee in their eyes and words of confirmation that they want to learn something new this day. They greet me with a warm, Good Morning Ms. Barnes", as they head to carpet time to find out what awaits them for the day. They are super excited to hear me demonstrate what good readers do as I begin to read the morning big book to start our day. They always end the day sharing they can't wait to see what they will learn tomorrow.

My Project

While my scholars love school and come to their classroom daily ready to explore what the day will bring. They are limited due to the lack of reading and writing resources we have for our classroom. My students need multiple opportunities to engage and interact with literature to increase their speaking, reading and writing vocabulary. Because our classroom lacks furniture and books to create a library that promotes reading interest, I have many students who will choose other learning interests to explore. The reading furniture and literacy bins will allow students to have a designated library area to foster literacy in the classroom.

Additionally, our classroom lacks a writing area to attract student's interest and passion for writing.

This is important to promote student's fine motor skills (such as grasping, etc.) as well as integrating writing across content areas. The writing center will allow students to become great writers and learn the importance of communication using writing.

Ms. Barnes
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 23 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC298 - Flex-Space Mobile Book Bin Storage Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $399.00 1 $399.00
JJ726 - Classic Birch Space-Saver Writing Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $399.00 1 $399.00
RR400 - Flex-Space Classroom Storage Bench • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
DG244 - Help-Yourself Heavy-Duty Bookstand - 3-Foot Wide • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
TT836 - Flex-Space Book Bins - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.50 1 $89.50
AA833 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level A (K) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.00 1 $32.00
AA835 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level C (K) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
AA837 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level E (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
AA834 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level B (K) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
AA836 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level D (K-Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00

Materials cost

$1,666.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,721.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$303.79

Total project goal

$2,025.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,025.29

10 Donors

-$1,790.29

Donations toward project cost

-$1,521.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$268.54

Matching donations from our partners

-$235.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$199.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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