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Mrs. Perez Lohr from Madison WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Oasis

Help me give my students a dreamy reading space. Your support is VERY appreciated! Thank you!

  • $790 goal

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My Students

I teach language arts and social studies in the dual language immersion program at my school. I have four different sections, two 6th grade classes, and two 7th grade. Many of my students come from minority groups, so they bring in an amazing mix of different cultures, traditions, and experiences. They are avid readers and enjoy finding new books.

All of my students are bilingual in English and Spanish.

It is truly fascinating to see (and hear) the kids interchanging the two languages. This is their world, a diverse world. Since an early age, and for some since birth, they have functioned in two languages. They have developed the ability to speak, write, and read in more than one language.

These are my students, diverse learners that are active, fun, intelligent, and kind. We are from many places, but our base and home is Madison, WI.

My Project

Creating a flexible reading area (oasis) in our classroom will give students the space and opportunity to read for fun in a “homey” place. We have been dreaming with this project to a long time but haven’t been able to do it due to lack of funding. I made some flexible seats by hand prior the beginning of the school year, but we are still in need of more comfortable chairs, a rug, and some other items that will make the reading corner look like a very engaging and cozy reading zone, a reading oasis.

I’ve talked with my 6th and 7th graders about the idea of creating this special space in our classroom.

They are very excited and have come up with creative ideas on how to decorate it and use it, making sure the each and every single student gets the chance to use the very special seats.

Your collaboration is very much appreciated. This year only 64 students will benefit with this project, and many more in the years to come.

Mrs. Perez Lohr
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safavieh MAD611A-8 Rug 8' x 10' Ivory/Aqua • Amazon Business $173.73 1 $173.73
Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair: Giant 5' Memory Foam Furniture Bean Bag - Big Sofa with Soft Micro Fiber Cover - Charcoal • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Kick Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 4 $111.96
Unique Loom Baracoa Collection Bright Tones Vintage Traditional Light Blue Area Rug (5' x 8') • Amazon Business $61.99 1 $61.99
HomePop K6862-E843 Round Faux Leather Storage Ottoman Living Room Furniture Teal • Amazon Business $60.65 1 $60.65
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Tangerine 3' • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
Chair Bands (3-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87

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