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Mrs. McCoy from South Beloit IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Assemble! Good Books and Flexible Seating

My students need high-interest books and flexible seating to entice them to read and become lifelong learners and thinkers.

  • $566 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The students I teach come from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. They are growing and learning in a small tight-knit community school similar to the one that helped shape me into the person I am today. They have more potential than they know and it is my goal to help them realize their full potential.

Reading is a superpower!

When students read, they are able to travel through space and time, read minds, unlock all the secrets of the world, and become anyone they want to be. I want my classroom to be an inviting space that my students want to join and fill them with the uncontrollable urge to read!

My Project

Reading is one of the most important skills that a person will acquire in their lifetime. Early reading skills directly relate to future academic success. Too many of my students struggle to read at grade level or are reluctant to read at all. It's a challenge every day to do what I can to remove the social stigma associated with students who read for entertainment and to get a book in as many students' hands as possible. In addition, students are more likely to read longer and improve their comprehension when they have choice and variety in their learning environment.

By donating to this project, you will be helping to provide my students with current reading materials and flexible seating, which will promote reading and comprehension.

Teens today are exposed to more information than any generation before them, a lot of which is too mature for their young minds. Young adult novels contain realistic teen characters who must deal with difficult social issues that students can relate to. By reading about characters making difficult decisions and learning from their mistakes, students will be more emotionally and socially equipped to deal with these issues in their own lives.

Providing flexible seating to students allows them to take charge of their learning. My classroom has become a place where students want to be. After sitting in a desk, sometimes all day long, they look forward to cozying up on my couch or sprawling out on the floor with a good book. Instead of reading being a tedious chore that they are forced to complete for a grade, it becomes a stress reliever and place to escape the stress and pressure they constantly feel.

Mrs. McCoy
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Utebebe Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa Blow Up Couch Chair Outdoor Lazy Sofa Air Lounger Inflatable Lazy Bag Air Hammock Portable-Couch for Beach Traveling Camping Park Picnics & Music Festivals • Amazon Business $26.99 4 $107.96
180 DAYS: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents • Amazon Business $30.29 1 $30.29
Little Fires Everywhere • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
King's Cage (Red Queen) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Fresh Ink: An Anthology • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Red Queen • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Glass Sword (Red Queen) • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Cruel Crown (Red Queen Novella) • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Prodigy: A Legend Novel • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
For Every One • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Every Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
He Said, She Said • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
We Were Liars • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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