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Mrs. O'Brien from Worcester MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Giving a Book a Home: Storing Our Storybooks!

My students need a book shelf and book storage to easily display and access books for learning.

  • $379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work as a Speech-language pathologist in a high needs, low-income public school. Over 75% of students are from low-income homes. My school has the highest homeless population in the city and 100% of my students qualify for free lunch. In addition, over 70% of my students are considered English language learners.

My students in particular are special education students with speech and/or language disorders.

However, I often work inclusively with all students in various classrooms (grades pre-K-6). Students throughout the building know me as “Ms. Brigitte”. I have been popping in and out of their classrooms since preschool or kindergarten as I collaborate, support, and coteach with other teachers in the building to build literacy and language skills.

Despite the everyday challenges these students face, my students come to school everyday, eager to learn and show off their skills. Whether it be a preschooler who finally is able to ask for help, a kindergartener who can proudly answer a question about a story, or a second grader who is able to remember and retell a story for the first time, I love to see my students’ faces light up with pride for their accomplishments!

My Project

I believe in the power of books! Books are essential in building skills such as vocabulary, background knowledge, reading and oral comprehension, social skills, phonological awareness, and so much more! A good book can transport you to another land or world. It can open your imagination to a new world of possibilities.

Since books can help work on so many early skills, I use books to work with kids with language disorders, speech sound disorders, stuttering, social skill deficits, learning disabilities, and autism.

I recently was able to acquire some new books for my students through my first ever project! I was so touched to see so many people work together to help my students succeed. The rest of my books I have acquired from scouring local library book sales, yard sales, and thrift stores. Currently, the book shelf I have “inherited” is reaching its final days. With so many wonderful books, I thought my next project should be finding a suitable home for our books. A new book shelf, small book rack, and book bags will help keep our books and book companion materials safe and protected. Please consider helping my project so my students can enjoy these books for many years to come!

Mrs. O'Brien
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina 3-Shelf Storage • Kaplan Early Learning Company $237.96 1 $237.96
Small Book Rack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Book Bags (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 2 $23.72

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