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Mrs. Noerenberg from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Discuss, Reflect

Help me give my students a classroom rug to create peacefulness, community, and belonging by gathering to read, discuss, and reflect.

  • $604 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ninth grade is such a pivotal time of change and transition. Most of the children in our district do not experience middle school because our elementary schools serve K-8, so the transition to High School can be a tough one.

In my classroom, I pride myself on making that transition comfortable, successful, and thought provoking.

We spend a lot of time discussing identity and how our past can influence our present. This can be very challenging for a young person, but I believe that developing a sense of self can foster empathy, plus a healthy critique of ourselves, will support this crucial time in a young person's life.

My Project

Simple materials, such as a functioning pencil sharpener, are essential to a successful classroom experience. Larger, luxury items, like an area rug and reading lamp, help create a calm classroom environment where the students feel more comfortable to take academic risks.

The students that I serve are low-income.

Having little touches like a reading chair, can show them that they are more than just a test score. This reading area can also help students who need more isolation when trying something new or challenging. This reading area can help students focus by themselves and create smaller sub-communities within the classroom.

Mrs. Noerenberg
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Our Block Classroom Rug Rug Dimensions: 5' 4" W x 7 '8" L, Color Scheme: Earthtones-02 • Teachers' School Supply $213.85 1 $213.85
Adesso 4238-26 Trinity Arc Floor Lamp Antique Bronze FinisH, Beige Burlap Lamp. Home Decor Lamps and Light Fixtures, 82" • Amazon Business $128.23 1 $128.23
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $64.53 1 $64.53
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00

Materials cost

$445.61

Vendor shipping charges

$30.62

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$512.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.51

Total project goal

$603.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$603.42

9 Donors

-$601.66

Donations toward project cost

-$512.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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