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Ms. McCauley from Reading PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Magic in the Media Center

Help me give my students a library that is welcoming and inviting with enticing decorations.

  • $345 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." This quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sums up what I strive to instill in my students each day.

My students are eager learners, passionate and curious.

They learn best through hands-on, interactive approaches. They love to laugh. For some, school is the best part of their day as it provides the stability and care they may not receive at home. Despite the challenges they face as a result of widespread poverty, they have the potential to change the world.

My Project

While my school's library contains a vast selection of great children's literature, the decor of the room is anything but inviting. The walls are empty, and the shelves are in need of some pizzazz to entice the children. There are no decorations that stimulate a child's imagination.

When students walk into a library, they should enter a world where their imaginations can run wild.

Their creative senses should be stimulated. They should be eager to explore the wonderful places the books can take them.

I will use the items in this project to create a haven for students' imaginations. The room will become colorful and welcoming. The walls will contain quotes from students' favorite books. The book character stuffed animals will be hugged as students read books about those characters. These items will turn a room full of books into a room full of magic.

Ms. McCauley
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
upsimples 5x7 Picture Frame Set of 17,Multi Photo Frames Collage for Wall or Tabletop Display,Black • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Officemate Deluxe Medium Duty 3-Hole Punch with Chip Drawer, Silver and Navy, 20-Sheet Capacity (90102) • Amazon Business $29.09 1 $29.09
Mix Decor Branch Wall Decal - Birds Trees Wall Sticker Family TV Background Removable Vinyl Mural Wallpaper for Livingroom Kid Baby Nursery Room DIY Decoration Gift 44x33 Inch,Black • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
500 Page Protectors 8.5 x 11 Clear Plastic Sheet Protectors, Top Loading / 3 Hole Binder Design Page Protectors, Archival Safe for Photos or Printed Copy, Sleeves Hold Multiple Sheets • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Edupress EP63950 Pete the Cat Alphabet Bulletin Board • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
MerryMakers Pete the Cat Plush Doll, 14.5-Inch • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
MerryMakers Dog Man Plush Toy, 9.5-Inch • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Teacher Created Resources Pete The Cat Positive Poster Pack (TCR6656) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
FZR Legend Rechargeable Cat Laser Pointer,Pet Dogs Interactive Toy with 3 Modes - Red Focused Light, UV, Flashlight | ON/Off Switch,USB Charging Cable | Great for Pet Exercise and Training (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
LURICO 16 Pcs Colorful Paper Lanterns (Multicolor,Size of 4”, 6”, 8”, 10”) - Chinese/Japanese Paper Hanging Decorations Ball Lanterns Lamps for Home Decor, Parties, and Weddings • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
PILOT G2 Premium Refillable & Retractable Rolling Ball Gel Pens, Extra Fine Point, Black Ink, 12 Count (31002) • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Amaonm Removable Quotes and Saying Dr. Seuss The More You Read, The More Things You Will Know Transfers Murals Baby Art Vinyl Wall Decals Stickers Love Kids Bedroom Children School • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The World of Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Stuffed Animal Plush - 12 Inches • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

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