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Mr. R. from New York NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Lounge

The cost of three 45 Inch Blue Lounge Arounds and the Double Decko Kaplan Cozy from Kaplan Early Learning Company is $503, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $503 goal

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As a self-contained 6th grade teacher, I try to create a classroom environment that is conducive to teaching literacy, math, and social studies. Particularly with literacy, it's important to have a designated classroom location where students can read comfortably so that they're not constantly planted in their rigid chairs. In fact, our city curriculum mandates that we do a read aloud each day on our classroom rug. However, my school has left me with a classroom library in which my rug has been passed down over several years, is scarred with various stains, and dried gum. The floors themselves are cold, hard, and unwelcoming. Old linoleum floors are not the most welcoming and comforting spot to a 6th grader's eyes when they sit down to read. This has led me to buy smaller rugs to help make our library space seem more respectable, but there is still a great deal that needs to be done. A classroom filled with cushions and a couple of comfortable chairs would not only provide a more accommodating space for my students, but it will also be a tool to motivate many of my reluctant readers. Presented with a renewed classroom environment, my students will undoubtedly be reinvigorated during our reading block. Many of my students entered the school year reading far below grade-level. They are easily distracted and need a great deal of assistance. A comfortable classroom environment will help lay a foundation to raise their interest in reading and allow me to support their needs. Students should not be forced to sit on an old, patched-up rug on top of hard floor but rather given a serene and comfortable setting each day during school.

Mr. R.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DOUBLE DECKO KAPLAN COZY - RED • Kaplan Early Learning Company $109.95 1 $109.95
45 INCH BLUE LOUNGE AROUND • Kaplan Early Learning Company $79.95 3 $239.85

Materials cost

$349.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$412.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.45

Total project goal

$502.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$502.50

3 Donors

-$479.75

Donations toward project cost

-$412.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.54

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$0.00

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