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Ms. Cervantes from Conroe TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Our Reading Environment!

Help me give my students a cafe like reading environment for their classroom.

  • $437 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be teaching third grade reading and writing at a Title I campus in Texas in the upcoming school year. Of our campus population, 95% of our students receive free and reduced-rate lunch. Some of my students come from homes that are almost in unlivable conditions.

My class will consist of 40 very diverse bilingual students who mostly come from low-income homes.

All of the students at our campus are eager to learn and truly have a love of learning. All of the students in my class are English language learners (ELLs) at various levels.

My Project

I have been working on building our classroom library with books that my students can take home in their book bags to read. My students read every day in the classroom also for 30-45 minutes to improve their reading. I really want to make my classroom as comfortable as possible for my kids and create an environment that promotes literacy. Just as we adults enjoy pulling out a book in a nice comfortable spot I believe kids do too. While I can't give them a Starbucks Cafe I can work towards giving them a classroom with a cafe like atmosphere. In my cart you will find 2 lamps and side tables that include storage baskets for student supplies. I have also included a table for students to sit at as part of our flexible seating and a bookshelf to house more books. As James Patterson once said, "There's no such thing as a kid who hates reading, there are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.

Most of my students do not have access to books outside of school.

All of my students were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They were forced to miss school for two weeks. Please help me on my journey to build lifelong readers by providing my students the right books.

Ms. Cervantes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safavieh American Homes Collection Everly Distressed White Side Table • Amazon Business $88.92 2 $177.84
South Shore 3-Shelf Storage Bookcase, Pure White • Amazon Business $63.99 1 $63.99
Zinus Umer Modern Studio Collection Soho Square Table, White • Amazon Business $61.00 1 $61.00
HAITRAL Gold Table Lamps Set of 2 - Small Desk Lamp with Linen Fabric Shade & Metal Base, 13.8 Inches Stylish Bedside Lamps for Bedroom, Living Room, Family Room, Hotel, Den - Gold (HT-TH37-16X2) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99

Materials cost

$335.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$370.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.45

Total project goal

$436.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$436.31

2 Donors

-$207.00

Donations toward project cost

-$195.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.55

match offer

-$206.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$175.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.94

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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