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Ms. Cunningham from Cincinnati OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. C's Cozy Book Nook

My students need a safe space to get comfortable and enjoy reading a good book, without feeling self-conscious about reading below grade level.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

James Baldwin wrote, “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.” For many of my students, coming to school means rising above a lack of restful sleep, inaccessibility to a nutritious breakfast, and the inaccurate sense that all that the world has to offer may not be for them. That's why in our classroom, students can always trust that they are safe, recognized for their strengths and whole selves, and invited to explore and communicate about the world around us. Carrying immense responsibilities and experience from a young age, my students are supported and primed to recognize their own unique potential as powerful readers, writers, and scholars.

My Project

For many students, especially those with learning disabilities, feeling safe enough to be vulnerable to try, make mistakes, and try again when learning to read can be daunting. The process of learning to read can become embarrassing to students, especially as they reach the middle school years and feel hyper aware of how their reading skills compare to those of their peers. Instead of being a relaxing and imaginative activity, reading becomes associated with stress and struggle, and they no longer want to try to improve the reading skills they need to be successful.

In helping us to create a Cozy Book Nook, students can begin to reconnect with the joys and benefits of reading in a classroom setting.

Getting comfortable on a couch worthy of their scholastic pursuits, surrounded by stories and small comforts that invite a calming atmosphere, students can choose to pop on noise-cancelling headphones and enjoying getting lost in a good book!

Ms. Cunningham
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Modway Prospect Upholstered Contemporary Modern Loveseat In Black Faux Leather • Amazon Business $297.50 1 $297.50
Furnish my Place Geometric Zigzag Sunset Orange, Indoor-Outdoor Area Rug, Easy to Clean, UV Protected and Fade Resistant • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
KOUSI Portable Storage Shelf Cube Shelving Bookcase Bookshelf Cubby Organizing Closet Toy Organizer Cabinet, Black, 9T Cubes(no door) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Mpow Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Shooters Hearing Protection Ear Muffs, Adjustable Shooting Ear Muffs, NRR 28dB Professional Ear Defenders for Shooting Hunting Season, with a Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
ClosetMaid 8923 Stackable 31-Inch Wide Horizontal Organizer, Espresso • Amazon Business $21.93 1 $21.93
YOUR SMILE Pure Square Decorative Throw Pillows Case Cushion Covers Shell Cotton Linen Blend 18 X 18 Inches , Pack of 2 (Orange) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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