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Ms. Guada from Cape Girardeau MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. G's Cozy Corner

Help me give my students great books for good reads and learning experiences!

  • $583 goal

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My Students

My students come from various backgrounds all across the Cape Girardeau public school area. They all have one thing in common, and that is they are all taking a second chance at completing their education.

The majority of my students are reading significantly below grade level, with the lowest ranging from 1st-grade to 4th-grade reading levels.

Many students come into this school with large gaps in reading skills. I am very concerned that my students have not been reading enough. One of my goals is to strike interest in my students to want to read. The way that I plan to do this, is to create a reading corner with books that would interest them and a nice comfy place to read them. This would promote good reading habits, and hopefully improve reading skills and levels.

My Project

Every amazing English classroom needs a great class library full of books that can take the students to a different world, create new experiences, and promote good healthy reading habits. There are so many occasions when my students ask why I do not have a library in class. I am a first-year teacher with limited financial resources. I have a big list of what I would love to do with my classroom, but the most important thing to me is for my students to have a reading corner. This would boost their interest in reading if they had a comfortable, homey place to sit down and great books to read.

Most of the students that attend my classes are reading way below grade level.

To have a reading corner full of books that they are interested in will not only help boost their reading level but will improve their quality of life. They will learn new words, see life from a different perspective, and maybe even be influenced to make a change in their own lives.

In order to fulfill this goal I will need a few class sets and collections of novels, I chose a few movies for some of the class sets because some of my students are more visual learners, a bookshelf to store the books on, an area rug to make the corner more cozy, and one large bean bag so that way my students have a relaxing place to sit and read.

Ms. Guada
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Golden Rugs Soft Black-Turquoise Hand Carved – Modern Contemporary (5’2” x 7’5”) Floor Rug with Premium Fluffy Texture for Indoor Living / Dining Room and Bedroom Area • Amazon Business $88.19 1 $88.19
The Great Gatsby • Amazon Business $9.14 9 $82.26
Harry Potter (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $65.04 1 $65.04
Divergent (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $38.14 1 $38.14
Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection • Amazon Business $37.95 1 $37.95
Stuffed Animal Bean Bag Storage "Stuffie Seat" - Designer Bean Bag - Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair for Kids, Teens and Adults | Extra Large | 100% Cotton Premium Canvas • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
DIY Adjustable Bookcase, Bookshelf with 9 Book Shelves, Home Furniture Storage • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
The Hunger Games (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $29.16 1 $29.16
The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set (5-Book) • Amazon Business $26.96 1 $26.96
Holes • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36

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