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Mrs. Jackson from Worcester MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Grab A Book and A Seat!

Help me give my students a great book and a place for them to grab a comfy seat!

  • $541 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My sixth grade ELA and Social Studies class is full of heart, discovery, learning, growing, and loving. I have students from many different backgrounds, most of whom are receiving free or reduced-price lunch because of their financial situations.

A majority of my students do not read on grade level, but this does not make them inferior.

They thrive when given the opportunity to read texts that make sense to them, and they give all of their effort to better themselves. I am hoping to enrich their lives and improve their learning one day at a time! I would not be in this profession if I didn't love and care for each face that I see every morning. Let's ensure that every child's future is bright!

"Even on your worst day, you can still be some child's best hope."

My Project

My students need a large and comfortable rug for the classroom. A lot of the teaching that I do takes place on the rug; a space for everyone to sit comfortably and listen to a book. 6th graders are big! The rug I currently have does not even come close to fitting all of them on it and it is very thin and uncomfortable!

It is important for my students to have spaces where they can sit comfortably without sitting at their desks.

A large comfy rug would be awesome in the classroom! The rug area is also used as a space for students to sit during independent reading time. The second half of my project is a collection of culturally diverse books. I think it is super important for my students to read books about different cultures, places, ethnicities, etc. especially because they all come from such different places.

My hope is to incorporate a "Read Without Walls" approach to picking books, which would ask my students to pick up and read a book where the main character does not look or live like them.

Mrs. Jackson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unique Loom Solo Solid Shag Collection Modern Plush Jet Black Area Rug (10' 0 x 13' 0) • Amazon Business $182.19 1 $182.19
Unique Loom Solo Solid Shag Collection Modern Plush Jet Black Round Rug (6' 0 x 6' 0) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Unique Loom Solo Solid Shag Collection Modern Plush Jet Black Runner Rug (2' 6 x 10' 0) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Sisters • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Calling My Name • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 3: Rise of the Red Ninjas • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
Ghosts • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51

Materials cost

$400.43

Vendor shipping charges

$23.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$459.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.08

Total project goal

$540.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$540.52

3 Donors

-$271.00

Donations toward project cost

-$230.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.65

match offer

-$269.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$229.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.43

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$0.00

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