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Mrs. Harris from Clarksville VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Open the Magic With Books and Flexible Seating

My students need flexible seating options, like the table and chairs, and a diverse selection of books to encourage reading in the classroom and student engagement during class lessons.

  • $402 goal

This project expired on September 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love the question "what makes your students special" knowing that EVERYTHING is not the best answer but it is most certainly true. My students are eager to learn and want to do their best daily. Their confidence is contagious and they make teaching the best job around.

I teach at a Title I school with diverse students from all walks of life.

Many of the students receive free/reduced lunch and also receive "backpack buddies" which provides them with food and snacks for the weekend. Despite the challenges they may face, my students come to school ready to do their very best.

My Project

My students are growing as independent readers who love to read. In my classroom, I want to offer books that not only teach SOL standards but also spark my students' interest. Offering a diverse library in our classroom encourages reading for learning as well as reading for pleasure. The books selected for this project will allow all of this to happen!

Offering additional flexible seating options and engaging books will promote pleasure reading and student engagement during lessons.

Having this project funded would offer our students lifted tables with the bed risers, which would best serve students who learn better standing. This project also includes a fun high-top table with stools in which I will create an area for reading. I will create a reading corner with the rainbow room dividers that will offer students floor seating options.

Our books will serve multiple purposes in our classroom as I have selected books that align with SOL standards as well as books my students have expressed interest in. I have also asked for 2 wireless microphones as we are adding a stage to our classroom next year and the use of microphones will help with public speaking practice. My students deserve an atmosphere that meets their needs on multiple levels and the supplies for this project will allow that to be a reality.

Mrs. Harris
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture Bar Height Table and Stool Set • Amazon Business $88.29 1 $88.29
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone, Mother's Day Gift 3-in-1 Portable karaoke Mic Speaker Machine for Android/iPhone/iPad/Sony/PC or All Smartphone(Red) • Amazon Business $30.99 2 $61.98
HSYLYM Glitter String Curtain with Sliver Silk Ribbons Door Window Panels Room Divider Thread Tassel Screens for Home Decor (100x200cm,Rainbow) • Amazon Business $9.77 3 $29.31
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
DuraCasa Bed Risers, Raises Your Bed or Furniture To Create an Additional 3 Inches of Storage! Reinforced New Heavy-Duty Design To Hold Over 2000 LBS! Desk, Sofa, and Chair Lift (Set of 4 Risers) • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Clipboards (Set of 10) by Office Solutions Direct! Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size clipboard • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Important Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut!: The Story of Rapunzel as Told by Dame Gothel (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76

Materials cost

$306.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.17

Total project goal

$401.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$401.11

10 Donors

-$401.11

Donations toward project cost

-$340.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.17

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$0.00

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