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Ms. Sid from Wichita Falls TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Nook to Encourage My High-Schoolers to Pick Up Books!

My students need a space to comfortably read and get lost in their own imagination. I have books, a bookshelf, and a rug, but I want students to find comfort in their library.

  • $479 goal

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My Students

Many 10th graders already have their mind made up whether they’re a reader or not before they walk into my classroom. I would like to challenge their assumptions and get them to pick up a book and put down the phone (if only for an hour). Continued reading can lead to increased vocabulary and enables my students (from a small town) to engage in larger ideas and think about their views. I think that the struggle to get students to read can be helped (even the smallest bit) with an attractive reading space.

My Project

I believe that a continued interest in reading keeps student minds growing and expands their horizons, no matter where they might live. I am hoping to keep literacy alive in my 10th grade ELA classroom with a classroom library! I would like to make a space to show students that reading can be a fun/relaxing way to escape reality... even in high school.

I believe it takes one book to create a lifelong reader, so I am creating this classroom library in hopes that I can get my students reading on their own.

I remember in my childhood always wanting to sit in the beanbags in my English teacher’s classrooms to get lost in whatever I was reading. I would like to provide this same type of space for my students. I have chosen these types of flexible seating (bean bags and floor pillows) to appeal to students and their comfort level. I am hoping that by offering comfort my students will be able to concentrate more effectively on their independent reading time.

Ms. Sid
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Bean Bags Bean Bag Chair, 5-Feet, Charcoal • Amazon Business $153.44 1 $153.44
Big Joe 0002655 Media Lounger Foam Filled Bean Bag Chair, Black Lenox • Amazon Business $118.00 1 $118.00
Linenspa Reading Pillow - Large Design for Adults - Shredded Memory Foam Blend Fill - Great Support for Reading, Relaxing, Watching TV - Soft Velour Cover - Extra Large - Navy Blue • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98

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