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Mrs. Smith from Lowell MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Our Reading Nook!

My students need a lamp, a comfy chair, and a few new books for our cozy new reading area.

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day, my students make me proud to teach in this urban, diverse community! Lowell High School is a large school with over 3,000 students. Our population is extremely diverse; as many as 52 languages are spoken in our hallways! We love to celebrate our diversity and it is one of the unique things about Lowell High that makes teaching here dynamic and motivating.

My students are the reason I come back year after year, and they are the reason that after 20 years of teaching Spanish, I still feel lucky to have my job.

However, sometimes my students need me to be more than just a teacher. Many of my students have difficult situations at home that may involve financial insecurity, health issues or any number of destabilizing factors. I would like my classroom to be a welcoming place where all students feel comfortable and open to new learning experiences. I want to be a positive role model for my students and to provide them with the resources they need to get a quality education in my classroom.

My Project

As a foreign language teacher, I encourage my students to read independently, especially in Spanish! But, I don't have any books in my classroom aside from text books. My students need a comfortable reading area to see how fun it can be to read in Spanish! So, I am creating a reading corner in my classroom to encourage students to explore some new books. I plan to include bilingual picture books about Spanish-speaking cultures, some fiction books in Spanish that students are familiar with, like Harry Potter, and some books that are set in Spanish-speaking countries, such as Hemingway's The Sun also Rises.

My cozy reading nook will give my students a chance to relax with a book as a reward for finishing their classwork.

But, the corner is poorly lit and is in desperate need of additional lighting. I am hoping to get a floor lamp to brighten up the space. I want to include comfy seating to invite students to sit for a while in the corner and explore the books. So, I am requesting an arm chair for my cozy corner. It's going to be a relaxing, beautiful space for all of my students to read, learn and enjoy!

Mrs. Smith
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Homelegance Lucille Fabric Upholstered Pub Barrel Chair, Blue • Amazon Business $177.50 1 $177.50
Adesso 1523-01 Stratton Floor Lamp - Lighting Fixture with Black Finish - Smart Outlet Compatible Floor Lamp. Home Improvement Accessories, 62" • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Dia Que Nevaron Tortillas (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $24.45 1 $24.45
Lola: Edición en español de ISLANDBORN (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
What Can You Do With a Paleta? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Growing Up With Tamales / Los tamales de Ana (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.17 1 $13.17
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
The Sun Also Rises • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$377.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$413.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.89

Total project goal

$485.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.95

2 Donors

-$214.03

Donations toward project cost

-$206.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$242.98

Match offers toward project cost

-$206.53

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.95

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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