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Mrs. Costello from Sacramento CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Home Library

Help me give my students a reading area that will make them feel at home, a comfortable place to encourage reading.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a low-income/high poverty district with all students who receive free breakfast and lunch. This will be my first year teaching fifth grade and I am looking forward to the change. I want to continue to building a community within this group of students.

We all come from different backgrounds, ethnicity and abilities, so I want this class to use those differences and strengths to build a safe and strong community.

Too often, I see students struggling to work as a team because of their differences or abilities. My goal is to build a community where they are comrades, leaving no one behind, where only acceptance and support of each other are seen and heard.

This may be an audacious goal, but someone has to have it. I truly want our students to be the future we want to see. Let us help them!

My Project

I would like to build a positive, safe and comfortable classroom, a place where they feel like they are at home. These materials will build a culture where reading is encouraged and welcomed. They can snuggle with a book and a pillow and get lost in their book. They can relax with friends, building community. They can "camp" out and read in the dark and make reading fun.

This will be a place where they can come to finish their book, to relax with a friend, if they need a moment of pause, a time for anything that will make them feel safe.

Here, they will feel at home.

Mrs. Costello
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EverBrite 16-pack Mini LED Flashlight Set - Assorted 4 Colors, 48 AAA Batteries Included, for Hurricane Supplies Party Favors, Kids Gift, Camping, Hiking etc • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Kikkerland Log Micro Bead Head Cushion • Amazon Business $15.36 2 $30.72
PAGISOFE Soft Shag Green Furry Area Rugs for Living Room Bedroom Kids Room Rug Fluffy Comfy Floor Carpet for Nursery Modern Plush Home Center Decorative Rug Fur Rug Mat 4' x 5',(Grass Green) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Sorbus Storage Ottoman, 15 Inch Cute 3D Play Room Stool Toy Box – Foldable with Lid – Perfect Footstool, Pouffe, Hassock, Strong & Sturdy Space Saving Chest (Tree Stump) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Folding Step Stool - The Lightweight Step Stool is Sturdy Enough to Support Adults and Safe Enough for Kids. Opens Easy with One Flip. Great for Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Kids or Adults. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$137.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.18

Total project goal

$214.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.52

2 Donors

-$214.52

Donations toward project cost

-$182.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.18

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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