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Mrs. Graham from Port Arthur TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Beneath the Stars...Themed Reading Center post Harvey

My students need a designated reading center. I wanted to have flexible seating, shelves for my books, and decorative stimuli to really transport my students to "another place" when they curl up with a book.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students, mostly African-American and from low-income families, have been through a lot these past couple of months. They have lost their homes and personal items at home. Their apartments have flooded and been condemned and homes have been destroyed by flood waters and mold. Unfortunately, they lost their school, as well.

We received 1-2 feet of water in our school building and lost everything due to flood damage and mold contamination.

We desire to rebuild our classroom and feel at home again at school. It is without a doubt their home away from home.

My Project

I wanted to create a camping theme for my reading center. I have put a few shelves on my list that are low to the ground and easily accessible by my students and to separate my books by genre. I also have so woodland type decor for my sitting area to really create a camping environment for my students to sit down in front of a pretend camp fire, run their hands in the astro-turf rug, and curl up with a book on their soft log cushions. I also put paper stars to hang from the ceiling above the reading center to create a theme "Reading Beneath the Stars.." I want to encourage imaginative thinking as my students really transport themselves into the pages of their books. I have this desire to create this because I want my students to look forward to, enjoy, and love reading and this love can help build their stamina, comprehension, and critical thinking skills if they are closely reading and immersing themselves into their passages. I lost my classroom in the flood during hurricane Harvey; however, I am using this as an opportunity to start fresh with wonderful new ideas such as this one. I appreciate all your support and well wishes and thank you for joining us in the effort of "Reading Beneath the Stars!"

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

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HP OfficeJet 5255 Wireless All-in-One Printer, Instant Ink Ready (M2U75A) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Stump • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Forest Grass Artificial Grass Artificial Lawn Grass Artificial Grass Rug Artificial Turf Grass • Amazon Business $44.00 1 $44.00
Fortune Products FLM-200 Cauldron Flame Light, 9.75" Bowl Diameter x 4.5" Height • Amazon Business $35.02 1 $35.02
CaseFan 5 Trees Wall Decal Forest Mural Paper for Bedroom Kid Baby Nursery Vinyl Removable Diy Sticker 103.9x70.9,Green+Brown • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Sullivans Small Artificial Pine Tree with Tree Stump Base (18") • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Wallniture Utah Set of 2 Multi-use Wood Kitchen Wall Shelf Black Spice Rack Also Good For Nursery Wall Shelf • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Naomi Home Kids Toy Sling Book Rack, Cream/Espresso • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
JPSOR 24pcs (157 Feet) Artificial Greenery Fake Ivy Leaves Garland Hanging for Wedding Party Garden Wall Decoration • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Andaz Press Hanging Paper Lantern Party Decor Trio Kit with Gold Party Sign, Green, Brown, White, 6-Pack, For Woodland Owl Deer Fox Baby Shower Birthday Decorations • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
52 Feet Star Paper Garland Whaline Bunting Banner Hanging Decoration for Wedding Holiday Party Birthday, 2.75 Inches (Silver) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
3-D large decorative cardboard campfire centerpiece 14" tall • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93

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