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Mrs. Hartley from Ocala FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read a Book in a Cozy Nook

Help me give my students a cozy environment and comfortable seating in our classroom library from which they can travel the world within the pages of these first class books.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the fall of 2020, I will be teaching English/Language Arts and Social Studies to 4th grade world-changers with a growth mindset! My beloved school is a Title I STEAM elementary school whose population is composed of a high population of economically disadvantaged students, as well as minority students and English Language Learners.

My goal is to meet my students' needs by providing a safe, comfortable, and cozy learning environment for them, filled with reading material and flexible learning areas that will engage them and create in them a further desire to explore their world.

Giving students the option of what and where to read, and how to demonstrate their learning will further open the door to critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration.

My Project

In a beautifully decorated space covered in wood and greenery, and with comfy bean bags to nestle into, my 4th graders will have a special place you can help me create just for them. I am anticipating this to be a favorite area in our classroom, with a steady flow of visitors.

Each time they nestle down to read a great new book, my kids will be drawn into amazing adventures and new discoveries as they continue to grow in their love of reading.

Can you imagine anything more inviting and satisfying than this?

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 98-Inch Bean Bag, Limo Black - • Amazon Business $22.69 3 $68.07
Teacher Created Resources Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Paper Roll, Green Boxwood, 4-Pack (TCR32357) • Staples Advantage $48.99 1 $48.99
Teacher Created Resources Reclaimed Wood Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll (TCR77399) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.89 2 $29.78
EXPO 1752226 Neon Dry Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 5-Count • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Utopia Bedding Adjustable Bed Furniture Risers - Elevation in Heights 3, 5 or 8 Inch Heavy Duty Risers for Sofa, Table, and Chair - Supports up to 1,300 lbs - (8 Piece Set, Black) • Amazon Business $16.94 1 $16.94
Chalkboard Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (Volume 1) (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Better Than Paper Mounting Tape • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Dragons in a Bag • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Operation Frog Effect • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker (Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker (1)) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Who Was Stephen Hawking? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Mister Rogers? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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