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Mrs. Porter from Roxbury MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us See Ourselves in Books

Help me give my students an organized library with storage baskets that makes it easy to find books and develop a love for reading!

  • $235 goal

This project expired on November 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a 5th grade inclusion teacher, I have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of scholars. My scholars and their families live in inner city neighborhoods that represent diverse cultures, languages, and life experiences. Given that I work in an inclusion classroom, I have a group of scholars that have a range of academic strengths and needs. Some of my scholars have learning disabilities and view learning as a challenge. Regardless of the challenges my scholars face in and out of the classroom, they are all eager and resilient.

My scholars are ready for a new school year to grow academically, to become more mature and independent, and to develop more social skills as they prepare for the transition to middle school.

Together my scholars and I have a mission to build a strong community that promotes inclusivity, grit, and critical thinking.

My Project

Our room is a classroom full of scholars with big dreams and goals. My 5th graders fill the classroom with laughter, fun, and learning. Together we read books to learn about our favorite characters, authors, and to improve reading skills. My scholars need and deserve a classroom library that inspires them to explore various genres, helps them to select "just right" books based on their level, and encourages them to foster a love for reading.

More importantly, they need easy access to books that celebrate their identity and help them to relate to the world around them.

We need organization supplies such as plastic book baskets to reorganize the library by genre, authors, and themes. This will make it easier for students to select their own books for independent reading. Reading should be a daily classroom activity that kids find enjoyable! Our current library is crowded, lacks organization, and makes finding a good book a difficult task.

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EZOWare Small Gray Plastic Knit Baskets Shelf Storage Organizer Perfect for Storing Small Household Items - Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Sterilite 16249006 Medium Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/ Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Idomy Plastic Storage Baskets/Bins, Rectangle, 4 Packs • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
BINO Woven Plastic Storage Basket, Large (Grey) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$166.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$199.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.19

Total project goal

$234.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$234.60

4 Donors

-$169.60

Donations toward project cost

-$144.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.44

match offer

-$65.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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