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Mrs. Barbato from Huntingtn Sta NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Make Reading Feel Like Home!

My students need Flex- Space Balance Balls and Flex-Space Comfy floor seats to feel at home.

  • $370 goal

This project expired on November 23, 2018.

This project expired on November 23, 2018.

My Students

Welcome to the Reading Room! We are a group of students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade who are struggling to read. We come from a wide variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. The main thing we have in common is our goal to close the literacy gap between us and our peers. Our school is a Title I school, which means that more than 40% of our population is below the poverty line. Many of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. A large majority of students are ENL (English as New Language) students.

Can you help us achieve our desire to read?

My Project

My students come to the Reading Room with joy and excitement; they love feeling successful and they know when in reading they are able to read on their own. My students love to be able to take their books to our “reading corner” where they can sit comfortably and practice. However, our corner is missing the appropriate furniture to make it complete. Differentiated seating options will provide students with the opportunity to choose the seat that best suits their needs as a reader. Many of my students don’t have a wide variety of seating at their homes; giving them this chance will allow them to learn all while having that at home feeling. Balance balls will encourage students to focus and practice healthy posture, while teaching balance and how to keep calm. The constant ball movements will also keep their bodies active and minds engaged, leading to better concentration on the task at hand. Comfy floor seats give students the chance to sit on the floor without having to sit on the hard tile; they will be able to sit up appropriately thus giving them the chance to pay closer attention.

Most importantly, your donation will making the reading in the Reading Room even more FUN, while positively impacting each students learning career.

The furniture will have a lasting impact as it will be used by my students for years to come.

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Mrs. Barbato
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC528GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98

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