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Ms. Mallars from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Furniture For Classroom Library

My students need one Listening Center Table, one Alphabet Activity Carpet, two Easy-Clean Comfy Couches and three sets of Plastic Book Baskets.

  • $1,380 goal

This project expired on October 8, 2014.

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My Students

I am a Kindergarten teacher with 23 bright young students in my class. My students are bright, first-grade bound, supportive of one another, loving, caring, empathic, funny and extremely creative. My students love to read! A typical day in our classroom is extremely fun and all the students read stories with their classmates. These Kindergarteners are very independent learners and they love to buddy read and discuss stories.

Our school is a great place for students to learn.

There is a friendly environment and supportive community. Our Kindergarten classroom is very spacious. Students have room to move about but not a specific area to sit comfortably and read. What a difference it will make to have a warm and inviting reading area that encourages relaxed and engaged reading.

My Project

By having classroom library furniture, my students will be able to feel more comfortable in their environment. They cherish books and have a love for reading. If our classroom had a designated cozy library, this would support their reading and get them more engaged.

This project is something I've been stirring in my head for a long time.

My end goal is to have the classroom furniture in place and collect stuffed animal characters based on popular childrens' books. (Mo Willems, Dr. Suess...etc) I believe that this will make our classroom library a special and memorable place to be. Any support or donation would be wonderful! Thank you so very much!

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP429 - Listening Center Table - 18" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $369.00 1 $369.00
TT668 - Alphabet Activity Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
FF683BU - Easy-Clean Comfy Couch - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
FF683RD - Easy-Clean Comfy Couch - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
RR371 - Plastic Book Baskets - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 3 $119.97

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