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Ms. Ray from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Comfy and Cozy in the Reading Corner

Help me give my students a classroom library they can snuggle up in! I'm including some books, some rugs to make our reading corner cozy, and on a side note line up spots to help the kiddos out!

  • $403 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in TK in West Adams, Los Angeles. TK stands from transitional kindergarten. They come into the year at only four years old which is such an exciting age with students that bring mixed interests, abilities, and goals. This year my students are learning to read, sing, and write the alphabet, some are advancing to read sight words and some books. We are working to count to twenty, learning to imitate sounds or hold a paintbrush. This age of students love to play outside, learn new games, and boogie to a sweet tune.

Our school aims to help students become social justice leaders who have a heart of empathy, a mind of consciousness, and a spirit of joy.

The work we do in this classroom is building relationships, collaborating in a group, and becoming autonomous leaders that follow rules because we see the value in them, not just because we are told to do so. We celebrate little wins together each day and big ones when those come along the way, which they always do!

My Project

While some of my students are learning their letters, others are already reading full books. Either way they need to develop a life long love of learning and reading while in our classroom. Moving from 4th grade to TK I have very few books that even include pictures for the kids to look at, let alone books they can read. We don't have a carpet or other furniture to make our library corner comfy and cozy, which is part of what makes reading so fun! I would like to have books will hold their interests and keep them reading in my classroom.

Struggling readers will never learn to love reading unless they are surrounded by literacy.

Helping students begin to learn that reading is fun is perfect way to build better readers. My students will love getting their hands on exciting and accessible books in a cozy library corner.

Ms. Ray
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 13 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Leo Lionni Books - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $56.66 1 $56.66
LIVEBOX Faux Rabbit Fur Area Rug, Luxury Kids Play Mat 4' x 6' Indoor Modern Fluffy Throw Shag Rugs Plush Rabbit Skin Childrens Carpet for Bedroom Living Room Nursery Decor 2019 Best Shower Gift Blue • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Backyard Books (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.46 1 $49.46
Coast Athletic Orange Poly Spot Markers 12 Pack • Amazon Business $21.88 2 $43.76
LOCHAS Soft Faux Sheepskin Fluffy Rugs for Bedroom Kids Room, High Pile Faux Fur Area Rug Bedside Floor Carpet Photography, 3x5 Feet Rectangular Black • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
AlphaTales Box Set: A Set of 26 Irresistible Animal Storybooks That Build Phonemic Awareness & Teach Each letter of the Alphabet • Amazon Business $31.16 1 $31.16
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Levels E & F: 16 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42

Materials cost

$282.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$342.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.44

Total project goal

$402.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$402.96

3 Donors

-$202.00

Donations toward project cost

-$171.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.30

match offer

-$200.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.14

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$0.00

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