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Mrs. Maag from Bayard NE is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Challenge

Help me give my students a comfortable place and diverse choices that will inspire them to pick up a good book.

  • $843 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My student range from kindergarten through 6th grade and they are creative, smart, kind, and outstanding in a variety of individual ways. But two things stand out to me. The first is that they are extremely resourceful. The second is we have a diverse group of students who work, play, and help each other.

The small size of our community has created and opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to build relationships, solve problems, and have fun together.

Looking at the statistics, we look like a community full of deficits, but the students use this as an opportunity to work together and create what they want out of what they have.

My Project

This fall our principal challenged all of the elementary staff to increase the students reading. I created a committee of students to come up with strategies for how to meet the reading challenge in my classroom. The student identified having a comfortable place, time, tracking progress, and celebrating small achievements as the elements needed to meet the principals challenge.

Everyone is helping the students implement the plan; the administration is making available the technology and space, the students are taking care of the bulletin board and celebration planning, and I am with your help providing the resources needed for what the students have envisioned.

Mrs. Maag
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC570X - Calming Colors<sup>&reg;</sup> Giant Pillows - Set of 4 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $269.00 1 $269.00
Cozy Lounger - Solid Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $132.26 2 $264.52
I Am Enough • MahoganyBooks $17.10 1 $17.10
Change Sings • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • MahoganyBooks $15.29 1 $15.29
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • MahoganyBooks $8.09 1 $8.09
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • MahoganyBooks $8.09 1 $8.09

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