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Mrs. Cooper from Mulberry FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching our Reading Goals

My students need more books for our classroom library. We would also like a place to hang out to read these books, so I have asked for some comfortable lounging chairs.

  • $1,087 goal

This project expired on October 19, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to read and they want more opportunities to read books.

My students are mostly migrant students.

They don't own many personal possessions and when I tried to give a student a book to take home they responded with "mom says we can't keep this because we don't have room in the car". Most of the students I teach travel because their parents work the fields.

My Project

I would like to set up a reading area in my classroom so that during silent reading time the students can go to this area to read the books that are in the classroom. I was thinking that comfortable chairs and seats would help with this and achieve an environment for active reading to take place. This is why I have requested the bean bag chairs and the rolling cart with the baskets. I think that along with these items, new books like, Skippy Jon Jones and the biscuit books, will excite the children about reading. This will allow them to take more Accelerated Reader Tests and reach their own personal AR goals.

I believe that reading is extremely important in all student's lives.

What a great way to empower the students! They will be able to choose books that they want to read. I think by doing this they will enjoy reading more.

Mrs. Cooper
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Majestic Home Goods Chocolate Small Polka Dot Bean Bag Chair Lounger • Amazon $145.87 1 $145.87
FF464 - Leveled Library Mobile Storage Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
AA750X - Book Bins - Set of 16 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 1 $79.50
Comfort Research Classic Bean Bag Chair, Lavender Polka Dot • Amazon $31.00 1 $31.00
Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout • Amazon $12.33 2 $24.66
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) • Amazon $10.85 2 $21.70
Gravity • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice • Amazon $13.57 1 $13.57
Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! • Amazon $13.46 1 $13.46
Skippyjon Jones, Class Action • Amazon $13.42 1 $13.42
A Pet for Fly Guy • Amazon $12.99 1 $12.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon $12.84 1 $12.84
Flight School • Amazon $12.74 1 $12.74
Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and His Service Dog • Amazon $12.23 1 $12.23
I Got the Rhythm • Amazon $11.91 1 $11.91
Charlie and the New Baby (Charlie the Ranch Dog) • Amazon $11.70 1 $11.70
Garden to Table: A Kid's Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Food • Amazon $11.48 1 $11.48
Poppy the Pirate Dog's New Shipmate • Amazon $10.79 1 $10.79
If You Give a Pig a Pancake • Amazon $10.75 1 $10.75
How I Became a Pirate • Amazon $10.75 1 $10.75
Books Always Everywhere • Amazon $10.36 1 $10.36
DC Super Heroes Storybook Collection • Amazon $10.25 1 $10.25
Down by the Barn • Amazon $10.19 1 $10.19
The Night Before First Grade • Amazon $9.69 1 $9.69
The Miss Nelson Collection • Amazon $9.63 1 $9.63
If You Give a Moose a Muffin • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up For Others • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Lilly's Big Day • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Skippyjon Jones Shape Up • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Skippyjon Jones • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
What Is Thanksgiving? • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Magic School Bus Inside A Hurricane • Amazon $6.28 1 $6.28
Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! • Amazon $6.15 1 $6.15
It's Halloween • Amazon $6.06 1 $6.06
If You Were At The First Thanksgiving • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Deep-Sea Disaster (Shark School) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt (Nate the Great, No. 12) • Amazon $5.28 1 $5.28
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was...?) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Kung Pow Chicken #1: Let's Get Cracking! (A Branches Book) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House, No. 5) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie Goes to the Doctor (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Kids Chapters: The Whale Who Won Hearts: And More True Stories of Adventures with Animals (NGK Chapters) • Amazon $3.78 1 $3.78
Splat the Cat Makes Dad Glad (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Justice League Classic: I Am the Flash (I Can Read Book 2) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Reader Level 2: WWE John Cena Second Edition (DK READERS) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Great Bean Caper (Skippyjon Jones) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Berenstain Bears' Graduation Day • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Night Before Halloween • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
What Do You Hear When Cows Sing?: And Other Silly Riddles (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Night Before Thanksgiving • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Christmas • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26
Clifford's Good Deeds (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26
Clifford The Firehouse Dog (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26
Clifford's Manners (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26
Fancy Nancy: Sand Castles and Sand Palaces • Amazon $3.15 1 $3.15
Clifford's Happy Easter (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon $3.04 1 $3.04
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1) • Amazon $2.97 1 $2.97
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $2.38 1 $2.38
May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Readers, Level 1) • Amazon $2.37 1 $2.37
I Just Forgot (A Little Critter Book) • Amazon $2.25 1 $2.25

Materials cost

$843.77

Vendor shipping charges

$37.46

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$923.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$163.04

Total project goal

$1,086.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,086.93

2 Donors

-$539.06

Donations toward project cost

-$461.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.11

match offer

-$543.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$461.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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