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Mrs. Courtney from Brownsburg IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Camp Out

My students need a pop up tent, throw blankets and other items that encourage a positive attitude toward reading.

  • $350 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Present day kindergarten is definitely NOT the kindergarten of the past. I remember my kindergarten experience in pieces of memories, mostly learning letters with "Letter People", coloring, playing at recess, and going home before lunch.

Our kindergarten classroom looks much different than these memories.

My students not only are expected to know their letters at the end of the year but also to be able to read! Kindergarten classes no longer focus on play-based activities but academics. My class of 20 5-6 year old children spend about 5 1/2 solid hours at school focusing on academics. We have two breaks a day for play, one half hour recess and about 20 minutes of "choice time" at the end of the day.

Naturally, my students are curious and love to learn new things. I want to foster this enthusiasm by creating an environment that inspires them, helps them feel safe, and excites their imaginations.

My Project

I specifically chose materials in this project to target special reading needs of my students. For example, the small pop up tent will help me create a reading space in my classroom that students will want to go to to read quietly on their own. Students are highly motivated by special, cozy places they can go to as an incentive. We already have one double seated camping chair, and it was a big hit with students this year. A second camping chair will allow all students doing the buddy reading station to be able to use camping chairs to read with their buddy. This will help eliminate conflict and allow students to get started right away on their stations. The bins are for book storage. Our current bins take up a lot of space because they are mismatched. Having a full set of book storage that matches in size will allow me to make better use of our space for our classroom library. This project is essentially a part two to one of my previous reading projects that will allow me to expand space for students and make their reading experience in the classroom even more meaningful.

Mrs. Courtney
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MyGift Wooden Desktop File Folder & Literature Organizer Rack, Chalkboard Magazine Holder Box, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $31.99 4 $127.96
Collapsible Storage Bin Basket [3-Pack] EZOWare Foldable Canvas Fabric Tweed Storage Cube Bin Set With Handles - Brown For Home Office Closet • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Trademark Innovations 31.5"H Loveseat Style Double Camp Chair with Steel Frame, Black • Amazon Business $40.83 1 $40.83
Kingstar Portable Pop Up Beach Tent,UV 2-3 Person Folding Sun Shelters Waterproof Automatic Instant Family Backpacking Hiking Camping Tent Outdoor Canopy Cabana Tents with Carry Bag (blue) (Blue) • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
Lavish Home Throw Blanket, Cashmere-Like, Blue/Red • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90

Materials cost

$263.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$297.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.50

Total project goal

$350.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$350.00

9 Donors

-$350.00

Donations toward project cost

-$297.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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