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Ms. Maxwell from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Succeed!

Help me give my students a flexible seating space to enjoy the wonders of a book!

  • $364 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 5th grade in a low socio-economic neighborhood where the majority of students receive free lunch and uniforms. The environment around the school isn’t much to be desired. So - My goal - our goal is to refocus that attention by getting lost in a book. My students have experienced many things that 10 year olds should not have to but our hope is that through the love of reading along with our partnership with the after school program that we are able to shield our students away from the gangs, drugs and violence that plague their neighborhood and inspire them to do more and be more!

My Project

The materials for this project are to create a reading nook inside of our classroom. Students would be able to relax on the bean bags or plop down on a pillow and escape the classroom through their imagination and the creative writing of a book.

This space is necessary for my scholars because too often reading is looked at as a chore - but we are now changing the culture of reading and the stigma behind it.

Reading should be fun and with the right materials - it will be! My scholars will be able to grab a book and escape and it’s all thanks to you!

Ms. Maxwell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Black 3' • Amazon Business $65.00 2 $130.00
Silver Marquee Letter,Battery Powered Lighted Letter Words and Signs for Home Bedroom Kids Nursery Study Room Table Wall Decor-Read • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
LED String Lights, ANJAYLIA 16.5Ft/5M 50leds Battery Operated Fairy Lights for Garden Home Party Wedding Festival Decorations(Warm White) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Rackarster Mesh Desktop Office Organizer 3-Tier Stackable Desk Paper Organizer Letter Tray with File Organizer Sorter 3 Compartment, Black • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
YNester 4 Pack Bronzing Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Covers, Geometric Patterns Solid Cushion Covers Pillowcases for Sofa Bedroom Car Pillow Covers 18x18 Inch Flamingo Pink • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Adams Co. 5" x 5" x 1.5" Decorative "So Many Books So Little Time" Wood Block • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
4TH Emotion Just One More Chapter Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Book Lovers Cotton Linen 18 x 18 Inch • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bar Quotes and Sayings Art Prints | Set of Four Photos 8x10 Unframed | Great Gift for Drinking Buddies Bartender Bar Signs or Cocktail Lounge or Bar Signs Wall Decor Art New Funny Hilarious • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Motivational Inspirational Quotes Art Prints 4 Pack | Set of Four Photos 8x10 Unframed | Classroom Office Home Wall Art - Inspire Teen Boy Girl Fitness Success Workout Sports Gym Hard Work Decor • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77

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