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Mrs. Johnson from Boston MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Corner

Help me give my students a comfortable chairs and tables for our reading corner in our classroom.

  • $675 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students who come from various backgrounds, many of whom are English Language Learners from low-income families who have the drive to learn. These students are friendly and love to be engaged and immersed in the English language and our school culture.

Many of my students have limited access to opportunities due to family structure and responsibilities.

Many of them are beginning a new life in this country and deal with isolation, transition, and adjustment to the expectations of a new culture and school system.

My Project

As a reading teacher, my main goal this year to have my students LOVE reading. In order to active this goal, one of the ideas I have is to create a reading lounge where students feel comfortable, safe and productive. I would love to set a routine where the first 10-15 minutes of each lesson is independent reading. Our goal for this school year is to read 40 books independently.

The first obstacle I aim to overcome is the false reputation about reading; I want my students to look cool with a book and to feel proud of their identity as readers.

Our classroom is also used as a satellite breakfast / lunch room hosting other students from other classes. I would love my students to grab a book from the shelf, get a drink from our classroom fridge and settle in a comfy chair with their friends. Creating a safe and quiet space in our room will facilitate their motivation to read.

As educator, I always wish the best for my students as I would wish for my own kids. Therefore, I want to create a space where my students will feel proud, loved and protected.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Midea WHD-113FSS1 Double Door Mini Fridge with Freezer for Bedroom Office or Dorm with Adjustable Remove Glass Shelves Compact Refrigerator 3.1 cu ft, Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $165.12 1 $165.12
Wallniture Denver Wall Mounted Floating Shelves for Nursery Decor - Kid’s Room Bookshelf Display - Picture Ledge 17 Inch Set of 4 (White) • Amazon Business $41.99 3 $125.97
TaoHFE Round Coffee Table End Table for Living Room Side Table Durable and Sturdy Environmental Material (White) • Amazon Business $52.78 1 $52.78
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Navy • Amazon Business $44.86 1 $44.86
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Purple • Amazon Business $42.39 1 $42.39
Urban Shop WK659843 Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Adult, Red • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $34.97 1 $34.97
Minerva Minimalist Solid Wood Table Lamp, Bedside Desk Lamps, Nightstand Lamp with Linen Fabric Shade for Bedroom, Living Room (Square) • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49

Materials cost

$524.55

Vendor shipping charges

$10.59

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$573.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.12

Total project goal

$674.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$674.13

3 Donors

-$674.13

Donations toward project cost

-$573.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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