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Mrs. Dufresne from E Providence RI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Have Books, Need Shelves!

My students need access to books! I have hundreds of books, but no shelves to organize them on. Giving my English Language Learners access to quality children's literature is crucial to their success. Five Snap Together Metal Bookcases make this happen.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our classroom engage in new learning opportunities with enthusiasm and gusto. Opportunities that allow them to see the world beyond the city are few and far between.

More than 80% of our student population has difficulty securing basic living needs including food and housing.

For many students, school is the highlight of their day, knowing that is where breakfast and lunch are provided. The majority are English Language Learners, whose parents are first generation immigrants.

Our classroom is an exciting learning environment where we come together from diverse backgrounds to collaborate with each other as we engage in hands-on active inquiry and digital learning experiences.

Our classroom has become an integral part of their success in helping them feel secure, included and encouraged. The sense of community that we have built allows each child the opportunity to explore their beliefs and ideas in a safe environment.

Thank you for taking the time to consider our classroom project!

My Project

My students need access to books! I have hundreds of books, but no shelves to organize them on. Giving my English Language Learners access to quality childrens literature is crucial for their success. Five Snap Together Metal Bookcases make this happen. Quality children's literature is essential for building comprehension and vocabulary. I already have an extensive collection of children's resources, but am lacking the proper place to store them so that children can access them quickly.

By selecting reading-level appropriate books, children will expose themselves to folktales, non-fiction, legends, plays, historical fiction and other genres to build their fluency in literacy.

Stronger readers will benefit by exposure to more challenging and varied titles. Access to literature is fundamental in developing active, strong thinkers who learn about the world around them.

Thank you for taking the time to consider funding this project.

Mrs. Dufresne
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOKCASE 35X13X30 SNAP TOGETHER METAL SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $83.97 5 $419.85

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