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

New Teacher Needs Creative Classroom Library

The cost of beanbag chairs, reading lamps, and a variety of books is $580, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $597 goal

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I am a first year teacher who will be teaching second grade on the Southside of Chicago beginning in September of 2005. I have been a part of the New Teachers Network, the University of Chicago Center for Urban School Improvement for the past year. I will have a classroom of 30 children, in a school with a population of about 98% African American and 2% Hispanic with 95% of the school eligible for free or reduced lunch. Being a first year teacher is going to be tough in itself but not having a sound classroom library or welcoming and relaxing place for the students to enjoy reading is going to make teaching children how to be life long readers even more difficult. Having the resources to create a comfortable classroom library with many different, and age appropriate books will help foster students\' desire and love of reading. I am hoping to receive beanbag chairs, square carpets, lamps, bookshelves, and books to fulfill my classroom library. Having many different books in a classroom is key to giving students a window to explore and learn how to read. With this classroom library not only will student\'s be able to read in the room but there will be enough books to let the student\'s borrow and take them home to enjoy as well. Many students in my school do not have books at home and would benefit greatly from borrowing and having more time to spend with these books.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA130X - Grades 1-2 Theme Libraries - Complete Se • Lakeshore Learning $169.00 1 $169.00
Safco(R) Value Mate(R) Steel Bookcase, 3 Shelves, 41quotH x 31 3/4quotW x 13 1/2quotD, Gray • Office Depot Inc. $80.99 1 $80.99
EXECUTIVE TABLE LAMP -- Catalina Industries Desk Lamps; 2-Light Executive, 22"H, Walnut/Antique Brass • Quill Corporation $44.99 1 $44.99
BEAN BAG CHAIR PURPLE • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05
BEAN BAG CHAIR BLUE • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05
Two Bad Ants Chris Van Allsburg • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg • Barnes and Noble $13.26 1 $13.26
Lorax Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Dr. Seuss,Jack Prelutsky,Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.90 1 $11.90
BOOKENDS 6"X9"REGULAR BLACK 032370/SCHOOL SMART • ABC School Supply, Inc. $5.69 2 $11.38
Corduroy Don Freeman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

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