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Mrs. DuClos from Saint James MO is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Lost In A Book!

My students need comfortable area rugs and pillows for our classroom library.

  • $236 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2018.

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My Students

This is my first year teaching first grade! I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside my first graders over this next year . Like most 6-7 year olds, my students will be tactile learners. This year I want to provide my students the best possible environment as possible.

My students will learn best through hands-on, interactive activities.

I work in a Title I school in which 100% of the students can receive free breakfast, and over half qualify for free/reduced lunch. I want my students to find community and acceptance within the walls of our classroom and leave with a love of learning.

My Project

We have been able to assemble an amazing classroom library so far this year in our room thanks to previous projects- filling it with captivating books by fantastic authors. First grade is such a critical year in which my students are actually learning how to read. In years to follow they will be reading to learn so this year is important developmentally and fundamentally. Mastering phonics and being able to apply their phonemic awareness to their reading is critical.

I want nothing more than for my little firsties to leave our classroom with a love of reading.

I want them to sing about their "white shoes" with Pete the Cat, to understand what true friendship is alongside Frog and Toad, fly on a dragon with Elmer, and drive a bus with Pigeon!

My husband is a carpenter and he build a rolling book display along with two benches unfortunately wooden benches aren't too comfortable unless you have some pillows or cushions to pair with them. We also are in need of a few area rugs for our classroom library. Being comfortable and relaxed while reading will lead my students to better comprehend their books and expand their prior knowledge. An inviting, cozy environment also creates a calmness and engaging place for students to get lost in a book.

Mrs. DuClos
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Ultra Soft 4.5 Cm Thick Indoor Morden Area Rugs Pads, New Arrival Fashion Color [Bedroom] [Livingroom] [Sitting-room] [Rugs] [Blanket] [Footcloth] for Home Decorate. Size: 4 Feet X 5 Feet (Green) • Amazon Business $30.01 2 $60.02
nuLOOM Hand Woven Candy Striped Chevron Area Rugs, 4' x 6', Magenta • Amazon Business $40.91 1 $40.91
nuLOOM Hand Woven Candy Striped Chevron Area Rugs, 3' x 5', Magenta • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
Fjfz I Like to Party and By Party I Mean Read Books Motivational Inspirational Quote Cotton Linen Home Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover with Words for Book Lover Worm Sofa Couch, 18" x 18" • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Something very magical can happen when you read a good book Cotton Linen Throw Pillow covers Case Cushion Cover Sofa Decorative Square 18 x 18 inch (1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fjfz Just One More Chapter Motivational Sign Cotton Linen Home Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover with Words for Book Lover Worm Sofa Couch, Black, 18" x 18" • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fahrendom A Book is a Dream That You Hold in Your Hand Inspirational Quote Saying Cotton Linen Home Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover with Words for Book Lover Worm Sofa Couch 18 x 18 Inch • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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