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Mrs. Monte from Brooklyn NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

PE Books Need A Home Base

Help me give my students a book shelf on which to store all their health, sports, and fitness books.

  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." - Maria Montessori

Transforming children is par for the course in the Title I, K to 5 school where I teach physical education.

We have one of the largest enrollments of English as a New Language Learners in any elementary school in our city. The challenges these kids face are amazing. Many are learning to speak English for the first time, even as they continue to develop and master their native tongues at home.

There are over a dozen languages and dialects represented in our school. This, along with the long hours of school and after-school program enrollments, severely limit time available for social interactions and the formation of meaningful friendships outside of school.

In every grade, there are students with special needs. All of the children are working hard to meet our newly adopted and rigorous Common Core-based curriculum. What is more amazing than all of this, however, is the dedication these students show day in and day out as they strive to reach all of their personal, social, and academic goals.

My Project

Over the years, we have accumulated a large library of both fiction and non-fiction books for the gymnasium.

Our library has books about sports, athletes, health concepts, exercise, yoga, mindfulness, the Olympics, and extreme sports.

We used to keep our books in a small basket and expanded to use some stack-able milk crates. While this has kept us organized, it does not suit the variety and complexity of our wonderful health and fitness library. With a new tall and narrow book shelf, we will have plenty of room to house all of the wonderful books in our physical education collection.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bush Business Furniture 66H 5 Shelf Narrow Bookcase, Natural Maple (BK6618AC) • Staples Advantage $182.29 1 $182.29

Materials cost

$182.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.94

Total project goal

$252.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.96

5 Donors

-$215.02

Donations toward project cost

-$215.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.94

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$0.00

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