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Ms. Youshak from Miami FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Corner: Relax with a Good Book

Help me give my students the opportunity to find a passion for reading.

  • $536 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a fifth Grade Reading and ELA teacher who works in one of the lowest social economic elementary schools in the district. Over ninety-six percent of our children receive free or reduced price lunch. As a result, a majority of my students do not have access to reading materials outside of school.

My students are hardworking and talented scholars who need the extra push to shine.

I am trying to instill a love of reading and language in my two classes so they can build up their basis of education. The faculty and staff in our school try to find the leader in each of our students. Every child can make it, if the child has a fair chance.

My Project

The idea I am trying to incorporate is a reading corner filled with bean bags, mood lighting and great reads. I would like my classes to have the opportunity to enjoy what they're learning, and feel confident in their beginning stages of language.

As I enter my first year of teaching, I find that many of my students lack reading confidence.

It's a struggle they've faced the minute they fall behind in curriculum. As my teacher did for me, I hope to provide an active library for my class, suited with privacy chairs, bouncy yoga balls for hyperactive students and moving library carts.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 5 Below Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $119.44 1 $119.44
Honey-Can-Do Crt-01149 3-Tier Laundry Cart, 23.2" x 7.9" x 31.3", White • Amazon Business $13.94 3 $41.82
LIGHTACCENTS Floor Lamp - Medusa Floor Lamp - 5 Light Stand Up Lamp - Multi Head Standing Lamp with 5 Adjustable Multicolor Acrylic Reading Lamps - Floor Lamps for Bedrooms • Amazon Business $39.45 1 $39.45
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $27.29 1 $27.29
Swingline Laminator, Thermal, Inspire Plus Lamination Machine, 9" Max Width, Quick Warm-Up, Includes Laminating Pouches, White / Pink (1701865ECR) • Amazon Business $25.19 1 $25.19
SitSpots 30 Circle Pack | Original Sit Spots • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Amazon Brand - Solimo Facial Tissues with Lotion, 75 Tissues per Box (18 Cube Boxes) • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Intex Beanless Bag Inflatable Chair, 42" X 41" X 27", Gray • Amazon Business $19.20 1 $19.20
Colore #2 Pencils With Eraser Tops - HB Graphite/No 2 Yellow Wood Pencil Great School Art Supplies For Writing, Drawing & Sketching - Suitable For Kids & Adults - 144 Count • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Trideer Exercise Ball (45-85cm) Extra Thick Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Kraft Notebook - 48-Pack Unlined Blank Books, Unruled Plain Travel Journals for Students, School, Children's Writing Books, Class Projects, Brown, 4.1 x 4.2 Inches, 24 Sheets Each • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Soothing Gel for the workplace, Fresh scent, with Aloe and Vitamin E - 8 fl oz pump bottle (Pack of 4) - 9674-06-ECDECO • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
President of the Whole Fifth Grade (President Series) • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30
Meridian Electric 11141 11073000865 LED nihgt Light, Round, 5.4, 4 • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70

Materials cost

$418.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$455.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.30

Total project goal

$535.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.31

1 Donor

-$535.31

Donations toward project cost

-$455.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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