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Mrs. Johnson from Philadelphia PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Writers

My students need flexible seating options promote focus and student choice (bean bag chairs, wobble cushions, stools, lap desks), writing materials (ink cartridges, pencils, notebooks, folders, paper, scissors, pens) and listening center headphones.

  • $1,130 goal

This project expired on December 1, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a classroom of animated, excited, and smart third graders! The challenge we are confronted with is having some of the basic school supplies needed for a typical day as well as tools for a literacy rich environment.

Our school district is in the thick of a budget crisis with no resolution in sight.

All 30 of my students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. Still, these eight and nine year olds come to school every day with beaming smiles and open minds ready to learn something new.

My Project

Just as we dress aspiring football players in helmets and jerseys to help them assume their new roles, it is also important to equip kids with writerly tools. My students need flexible seating and various writing materials to continue to grow into their identity of becoming a writer.

Your donation will help my students to take pride in their work!

The portable lap desks, bean bags, wobble cushions and inflatable chairs will provide my students an exciting way to choose where they sit while they write using the notebooks, folders, pencils and paper.

Kids need extensive opportunities to write on topics they care about, explicit and scaffolded instruction, and critical feedback to propel them into next steps. It's a tall order for teachers to provide those conditions to kids if they don't have the basic tools and materials.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 5 $125.00
AmazonBasics Classroom Storage Cabinet, 2 Shelves • Amazon Business $80.91 1 $80.91
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
FN2924C - Listening Center Headphones - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 3 $50.97
Kids Bean Bag | Large Bean Bag | Toy Storage | Children's Chair Cover | Soft Toy Bag | Kids Toys Organizer | Bean Bag Cover | Comfy Chair Comfortable Seating for Kids Blue Wave Stripes • Amazon Business $23.80 2 $47.60
HP 62XL Tri-color High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (C2P07AN) for HP ENVY 5540 5541 5542 5543 5544 5545 5547 5548 5549 5640 5642 5643 5644 5660 5661 5663 5664 5665 7640 7643 7644 7645 HP Officejet 200 250 258 5740 5741 5742 5743 5744 5745 5746 8040 252C Mobile • Amazon Business $42.39 1 $42.39
HP 62XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (C2P05AN) for HP ENVY 5540 5541 5542 5543 5544 5545 5547 5548 5549 5640 5642 5643 5644 5660 5661 5663 5664 5665 7640 7643 7644 7645 HP Officejet 200 250 258 5740 5741 5742 5743 5744 5745 5746 8040 • Amazon Business $38.39 1 $38.39
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper Poly Wrap, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 2,400 Sheets / 6 Ream Case (150200C) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $31.22 1 $31.22
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, Letter Size, Yellow, 25 per Box (57709) • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Fun Express Classroom Storage Baskets with Handles • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Scotch 5-Inch Soft Touch Pointed Kid Scissors, 12 Count Teacher Pack, Green (1442P-12) • Amazon Business $11.79 2 $23.58
Cristil (Pack of 6) 5x7 Acrylic Menu Holder/Upright Sign Holder/Clear Table Card Display/Plastic Photo Frame/Wedding Picture Stand • Amazon Business $22.88 1 $22.88
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, 2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30 Count (13830) • Amazon Business $5.97 3 $17.91
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Blue, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.86 2 $15.72
Kitchen Dance • Amazon Business $15.07 1 $15.07
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Green, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.44 2 $14.88
Bankers Box Decorative Eight Compartment Literature Sorter, Letter, Black/Gray Pinstripe (6170301) • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.06 2 $14.12
Inflatable Chair, Botitu Funny Design Inflatable Stool Bearing 220 lb Bean Bag Chair for Adults, Teens and Kids, Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use Inflatable Seats(watermelon)+free inflator • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Inflatable Chair, Botitu Funny Fruit Design Inflatable Stool Bearing 220 lb Bean Bag Chair for Adults, Teens and Kids, Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use Inflatable Seats(kiwi)+free inflator • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Inflatable Chair, Botitu® Fruit Design Inflatable Stool Bearing 220 lb Bean Bag Chair for Adults, Teens and Kids, Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use Inflatable Seats(tree stump)+free inflator • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Rubbermaid Regeneration Letter Tray, Six Tier, Plastic, Black (86028) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
SourceOne Slant-Back Sign Holder – Portrait-Style Ad Frame – Side Insert – Clear Acrylic – 3-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
1InTheOffice Desk Tray, Side Load Letter Tray"2 Pack" • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Staples Letter-Size Trays, Black, 2/Pack • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Fruit Design Inflatable Chair for Indoor Decoration and Outdoor Use Portable Fol • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kids Chair Vickeylla Inflatable Stool Fruit Design Kids Stool for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Portable Folding Children Chair Sofa Bean Bag Chair for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Dozen Assorted Neon Brights Plastic Visors • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
JJ276 - Modern Cursive - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$916.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$960.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$169.46

Total project goal

$1,129.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,129.75

11 Donors

-$1,083.16

Donations toward project cost

-$920.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$162.47

match offer

-$46.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$39.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.99

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$0.00

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