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Ms. Ayala from Cotulla TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Reading Fun & Comfy for High School Students!

Help me give my students an improved reading nook & classroom reading material!

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year, I have an amazing bunch of students who deserve so much! The majority of them have after-school jobs and come from low-income households. My classroom is a place for them to feel welcome and at home in, to hopefully be a safe haven for many of them.

Many struggle with reading comprehension and writing skills, but they don't let that stop them from trying their hardest.

They are determined to improve and graduate, many of them being seniors. I love how confident they are and how much they put into their studies; they don't let anything bring them down, and they don't give up on themselves.

My Project

Comfortable student-centered reading nooks are harder to find in the standard high school classroom and I want to change that. Many reading nook areas are seen in elementary schools and disappear as the students get older. I want to bring that back for my students, give them a space they can be comfortable in. I've brought in some comfortable seating for them and a area carpet to enjoy books on but I'd like to add a little more literature and comfort to the area.

These modern novels will be appreciated by my students and they had a great time putting in their suggestions.

Their reading nook is comfortable but we need one more flexible seating chair to make rotating easier. Every day they choose where they sit and take a book or clipboard with them to do their work and everyone must give others in the class a chance to sit in the flexible seating chairs on different days. One more will increase the rotation so they do not have to wait so long to have a turn. With great literature and seating also comes a warm cup of tea or hot cocoa to enjoy and the tea drinkers chose their favorite tea they could agree on. I just love seeing these students enjoy their classroom space and the content they are exposed to, without it being too clinical and tedious. This would mean so much to them, thank you!

Ms. Ayala
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 37 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $28.43 1 $28.43
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster • Amazon Business $18.39 1 $18.39
Humans of New York • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Bellaa 21413 Typewriter Pencil Holder for Desk And Desk Organizer for Writer's Desk 5 Inch • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Misery: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
Voices from Chernobyl (Lannan Selection) • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World (Women in History Book, Book of Women Who Changed the World) • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Hidden Bodies: (A You Novel) • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
You: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Woman in the Window: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Giver (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Starbucks VIA Instant White Chocolate Mocha Latte, 5 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38
Numi Organic Tea Golden Chai, 18 Count Box of Tea Bags, Black Tea (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35

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