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Ms. Sara Dunn from Meridian MS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Nook

Help me give my students better learning and reading experience. These materials will be used to set up a reading nook in my 8th-grade classroom!

  • $558 goal

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My Students

My students come from inner-city Meridian. Many can’t afford school supplies and new backpacks, etc. My school has become a whole arts school so we need supplies to make learning more fun and project-based.

With these products, I want to create a safe and engaging learning environment for my students.

I want my students to take pride in their classroom and feel welcome. My students oftentimes have to be the parent and adult when they leave school. I want my classroom to be a place where they can relax and get lost in a good book. To let the book take them away from their every day hard lives and transfer them to a magical place.

My Project

Students will use this area to read accelerated reader books, as well as use dry erase boards and markers to write out the central ideas of the stories and themes they discover. The students will have bean bag chairs in this area and share stories with one another.

Students will be able to absorb themselves into bean bag chairs and new adventures that will jump off the page at them.

Students will use this area to escape reality, while also building their literacy skills. I want my students to feel safe, relaxed, and open their minds to new adventures and new ideas brought to them in their reading.

Ms. Sara Dunn
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ticonderoga No2 Soft Pencil - 12 Count • Teachers' School Supply $5.80 20 $116.00
Classroom Laminator • Teachers' School Supply $99.99 1 $99.99
Jungle Fever Rug Rug Dimensions: 4' W x 6' L • Teachers' School Supply $76.46 1 $76.46
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers - 16 Color Set • Teachers' School Supply $35.79 1 $35.79
Expo Whiteboard Eraser • Teachers' School Supply $4.69 2 $9.38
From The Mixed-up Files Of Mrs • Teachers' School Supply $8.99 1 $8.99
Holes Paperback • Teachers' School Supply $8.99 1 $8.99
Bud Not Buddy • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Bridge To Terabithia • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99

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