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Ms. Castillo from Salinas CA is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers and Writers: Creating a Flexible Workspace

Help me give my students a comfortable and inviting place to listen to books and then write their own

  • $903 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 28-1st graders are inquisitive, energetic, and love learning. They come from hardworking families that want their children to learn and succeed. My parents have entrusted me to teach their children and help them reach their full potential.

My "kids" are eager to learn and are on the path to greatness despite where their zip code.

Our school is in a high poverty, high violence part of town. 98% of the students at my school are English Language Learners. Everyone qualifies for the free lunch program.

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. I try to incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met. They are truly an incredible group, and I am so lucky and thankful to have a new group of learners that are excited and ready to learn each year!

My Project

Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them to engage in their learning. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices.

The pillows are large and cozy and will allow students to sit anywhere in the classroom. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. The comfy floor seats will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom. Students will also use the round table for collaborating on their writing and with the radio, for a listening to books.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Ms. Castillo
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA678DC - Flex-Space Collaborative Floor Work Space Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $474.01 1 $474.01
LC534 - Flex-Space Comfy Pillows - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Insignia NS-BBBT20 - boombox - CD, Cassette, Bluetooth • Best Buy Education $42.95 1 $42.95

Materials cost

$665.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$60.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$766.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$135.33

Total project goal

$902.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$902.22

11 Donors

-$866.64

Donations toward project cost

-$745.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.00

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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