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Ms. Schwab from Fulton TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Takes You on Adventures

Help me give my students flexible seating options, such as the bean bags, a couch, and chairs for when they are ready to dive into a good book or a new Storyworks Magazine.

  • $1,989 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When I think of my fourth graders, the first word that comes to mind is resilient. After being hit by Hurricane Harvey last year, we have made a huge comeback. When my kids come to school, they give it their all regardless of their home life.

That is why I do everything I can to make my classroom a place where they WANT to be.

Many are still living in temporary housing or living in a house that still needs major repairs, so when they come to school they know it is a place that is clean and comfortable. Some do not have parents who value education, so I am the only motivation they have to do well. Although I take that job on full heartedly, sometimes it is difficult without support at home. Then we have some, who have full parental support and are there to encourage others and be models of how to respect others. Regardless of their home lives, I want EVERY child to be excited to come into my classroom to learn about the world.

My Project

Who likes to sit on a hard chair while their reading a book, or Story Works magazines? Help us transform our classroom into a reading environment where students can dive into a new world. I am asking for comfortable seating, such as bean bags, a couch, and floor seats. We also have students who have a hard time sitting still, so a wobble stool will help those students focus.

Story Works magazines are full of great stories that the kids love to read!

There is such a great variety of texts in just one magazine. They are a great resource for any lesson! The reading bins and supplies will help keep the classroom organized and a place students want to be!

I use the Mr. Sketch markers for my anchor charts to make my classroom a bright and cheery environment. Other items such as the Expo markers, pencil sharpeners, privacy folders, file folders are items I had but had been lost after the reconstruction from Harvey.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storyworks, Grades 4 - 6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 6 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 4–6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.25 35 $288.75
LC347BU - Flex-Space Comfy Couch - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Gray • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.49 4 $237.96
Friendship According to Humphrey Book 2 • AKJ Education $5.10 45 $229.50
DD430SG - Calming Colors® Big Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
TT926BL - Neon Help-Yourself Book Bin - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 20 $139.80
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
BORDERS MAGNETIC AQUA CHEVRON • School Specialty $8.51 2 $17.02
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Cosmic Color, Limited Edition, 24 Count • Amazon Business $15.86 1 $15.86
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16 Pack • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
MasterVision FM1310 Magnetic Data Card Holders, 1 x 2 Inches, Black, Pack of 25 Holders • Amazon Business $6.52 2 $13.04
Decorative File Folders - 12-Count Colored File Folders Letter Size, 1/3-Cut Tabs, Includes 6 Cute Floral Foliage Designs and 6 Solid Colors, Office Supplies File Filing Organizers, 9.5 x 11.5 Inches • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Mr. Sketch Scented Stix Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 10-Count • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47

Materials cost

$1,605.19

Vendor shipping charges

$30.58

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$24.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,689.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$298.21

Total project goal

$1,988.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,988.06

1 Donor

-$397.61

Donations toward project cost

-$337.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.64

match offer

-$1,590.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,351.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$238.57

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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