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Ms. Ross from Anthony FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Outdoor Reading Oasis

Help me give my students a beautiful extended library space that will allow the entire school to enjoy reading outdoors.

  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a small rural community set in the heart of thoroughbred horse farms country. Many of our students come from families who have lived in Anthony for generations, as the horse farm communities are often family run businesses. The students who attend this school live in a truly multicultural area, with about equal numbers of White, Hispanic, and African American children. They come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and do not all have the same opportunities.

My goal is to help our students understand the importance of reading for pleasure by creating an "Outdoor Reading Oasis"!

Our students, will be able to listen to teachers read aloud stories and poetry in a natural beautiful setting. They can also read outdoors themselves and learn to love the peaceful enjoyment of reading out in nature.

My Project

Having an outdoor reading space just outside our library will provide a cozy reading nook that teachers can enjoy bringing students to for a read aloud, or peaceful independent reading time. All schools need areas or zones dedicated to recreational independent reading. I believe its important for students to take ownership of this space, so I have planned for some art students to paint the teacher chair, make your own wind-chimes, and a make your own stepping stones to make it truly child created. Teachers and students will appreciate and relax from a busy day in quiet, reflective outdoor reading oasis!

Ms. Ross
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 350 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EMSCO Group Garden Bench – Natural Granite Appearance – Made of Resin – Lightweight – 12” Height • Amazon Business $64.56 4 $258.24
Shine Company Inc. 4611N Westport Adirondack Chair, Natural • Amazon Business $80.87 1 $80.87
Creative Roots Paint Your Own Butterfly, Ladybug & Sun Garden Stones by Horizon Group USA, Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
4M Make A Wind Chime Kit - Arts & Crafts Construct and Paint a Wind Powered Musical Chime DIY Gift for Kids, Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Teenitor 40 Pcs Butterfly Stakes, 5 Different Size Waterproof Butterflies Stakes Garden Ornaments & Patio Decor Butterfly Party Supplies Yard Stakes Decorative for Outdoor Christmas Decorations • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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