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Mrs. Easley from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm and Read

Help me give my students books to read that are on their reading level that are engaging and fun. Other items, such as a lamp and light filters, will be used to create an atmosphere that is calming.

  • $437 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a classroom full of 21 eager-to-learn first graders, and they are the most amazing group of kids. They come to school excited about the day and ready to work hard and learn a lot. They have a variety of different interests and all love to read.

My classroom is also full of students whose families speak only Spanish at home.

My school is a high poverty school in Memphis, TN. Our school is a very large school, but, even though it is large, the students still feel that it is their home, and they are welcomed there. We want it to be an effective learning environment and want these students to have every opportunity available to them.

My Project

These materials will help make a difference in my students learning because this project would help me get books that are on my students' reading level. Books that are both fiction and nonfiction give students a variety of topics to read about. Also, with the flashlights I would start implementing "Flashlight Fridays" where students would be able to pick places to read around the classroom and the lights would be turned off so they would have to use their flashlights to read. Anything that adds to the excitement of reading books will increase their engagement and therefore their learning.

Also, items such as a lamp and light filters would create a calming environment where students would feel more comfortable in the classroom.

I want my students to feel at home and enjoy coming to school, and creating a welcoming environment would help me do that.

Mrs. Easley
Grades PreK-2
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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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 2 $56.18
LIGHTACCENTS Floor Lamp - Medusa Floor Lamp - 5 Light Stand Up Lamp - Multi Head Standing Lamp with 5 Adjustable Multicolor Acrylic Reading Lamps - Floor Lamps for Bedrooms • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Hercules Tuff Fast Charging Station for Multiple Devices - Organize your home or Business! 6 port multi USB Charger cables included (3 Types) - lphone, lpad, Samsung, bluetooth, kindle (ETL Certified) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
AmazonBasics Plastic Clipboards with Metal Clip, Black, Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $12.54 2 $25.08
EverBrite 18-pack Mini LED Flashlight Set - Portable Flashlights Ideal for Hurricane Supplies Camping, Night Reading, Cycling, BBQ, Party, Backpacking - Includes Lanyard & 54 x AAA Batteries • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level C: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $16.01 1 $16.01
EverBrite 9-LED Flashlight 6-pack Impact Handheld Torch Assorted Colors with Lanyard 3AAA Battery Included (Hurricane Supplies, Camping, Hiking, Emergency, Hunting) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level D: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Levels E & F: 16 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Levels E-F: 12 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41

Materials cost

$335.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$370.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.44

Total project goal

$436.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$436.24

10 Donors

-$372.71

Donations toward project cost

-$319.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.91

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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