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Ms. Le from Moreno Valley CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Teacher Jitters

My students need basic supplies of pencils, sharpeners, books, and organizational tools to make their classroom more comfortable!

  • $596 goal

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My Students

This will be my first year teaching. I have yet to meet my students but I can not wait to. However, I know my students are a community of fifth-grade scholars. They are going to be inquisitive, creative, and hard-working.

My students come from a low socio-economic background.

The students come from a high poverty area, with three-fourths of them coming from low-income households. I want this classroom to be a home away from their own home and our classroom environment to feel same.

My Project

I do not want to go into my first year of teaching with an "empty" room, I want the parents of my students to see the effort I put into creating the warm, loving, respectful learning environment and hopefully be confident that I will bring that same enthusiasm into the school year. This year I will be teaching 3 blocks of Social Studies, Science, and writing.

All of these supplies will go to creating the welcoming space I hope to provide.

- Many of the items like pencils, sharpener, hand sanitizer, globe, and crayons will allow my students to have basic supplies for the classroom.

- The rug and bookshelf will provide the students with a cozy place to fall in love with reading.

- The 3 drawer stage unit will go to providing the students will more space since they will be sharing their desk will 3 other periods.

- The books selected will be used for both my history and writing lesson. Reading historical graphic novels will foster a love of reading and build the foundations of a knowledge of history.

By offering my students a classroom that is welcoming, organized, and full books, I believe that I will find them wanting to read and learn. Again, being in a very low-income community, I want my students to WANT to come to school and be excited to learn. I feel that the supplies, while some are costly, are needed in order to reach each student's interest level and learning style. Thank you in advance for your help!

Ms. Le
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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 80 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 28309002 3 Drawer Cart, Black Frame with Clear Drawers and Black Casters, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $20.24 3 $60.72
Whitmor Kid’s Toy Storage - 12 Easy Clean Bins - 4 Tier Toy Rack and Book Organizer - Pastel Colors • Amazon Business $57.09 1 $57.09
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, 2L, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
2018 Kids Rug Area Play Mat Car Carpet with Road 6' 7" X 3' 3" Map of USA--High Definition(HD) with Non-Slip Backing Nontoxic for Playroom Bedroom Classroom Toy & Game • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $30.94 1 $30.94
Illuminated World Globe for Kids With Stand,Built in LED for Illuminated Night View • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 24 Packs of 24 ct., Classpack • Amazon Business $28.19 1 $28.19
Tot Tutors Kids Book Rack Storage Bookshelf, White/Pastel (Pastel Collection) • Amazon Business $23.91 1 $23.91
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Prextex Classroom Pencil Organizer Pencil Basket or Crayon Basket • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Prextex Classroom Storage Baskets Crayon and Pencill Storage Baskets • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Paul Revere's Ride (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Benedict Arnold: American Hero and Traitor (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Mystery of the Roanoke Colony (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Story of Jamestown (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Thomas Jefferson: Great American (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
George Washington: Leading a New Nation (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
The Boston Tea Party (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Betsy Ross and the American Flag (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $5.81 1 $5.81
Benjamin Franklin: An American Genius (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
The Salem Witch Trials (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
Nathan Hale: Revolutionary Spy (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57

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