You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Ratcliffe from Charlotte NC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

R&R (Read and Relax)

My students need a comfortable place to relax and read. My students need books on tape to listen to that are above their reading levels.

  • $607 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is a room full of movement. In my classroom we are constantly moving and working in different places around the room. Students spend time reading independently, working in a small group on the rug, writing at their desks and building numbers with manipulatives.

My students are 24 energetic learners!

They are excited to learn and love to read. My school is big! We have 6/7 classes per grade level and there is a lot going on. Each classroom is different and teachers have their own spin on learning. We are a very collaborative school and support the community.

My Project

In this project, I am requesting to buy comfortable chairs, similar to bean bag chairs, and books on tape. With these materials I will be able to reward my students with the gift of reading but in a special place (a comfy chair!). They will be able to reach for rewards that are not electronics or sweets but to read in a cool location. I think this will be motivating to them. My students will also be able to listen to a variety of texts on tape independently when the texts are too difficult for a 6 year old to read. They will hear these classic children's books and be able to read and respond to them in their journals.

This project will help change my classroom because it will make it more comforting and inviting.

It will help the students engage in reading. It is always so exciting when you see a child get so in to a book that they don't even realize what is going on around them. I am hoping that I can create that environment with some new seating and books.

Read More

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Ratcliffe is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHAIR FLUFF CHAIR MEDIUM BLUE • School Specialty $227.99 1 $227.99
DREAM CHAIR • School Specialty $60.79 2 $121.58
BOOKS/CDS FUN W/LANGUAGE READ ALONG SET/5 • School Specialty $50.34 1 $50.34
ROLLING PINS PLASTIC PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $7.12 1 $7.12

Materials cost

$407.03

Vendor shipping charges

$40.70

State sales tax

$31.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$515.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.99

Total project goal

$606.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$606.58

6 Donors

-$588.93

Donations toward project cost

-$515.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Charlotte","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1177243],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1231518,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/rr-read-and-relax/1231518/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Ratcliffe","authorIds":{"1177243":{"owner":"Ms. Ratcliffe","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1231518],"proposalHash":"538516082","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":395579,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDYxNzk=","MjM1NjA2OQ==","MjM0MDI3MQ==","MTgwNjA3MQ==","NzQzNjM0","MTgyOTM1Mw=="],"teacherId":1177243,"schoolCounty":"Mecklenburg","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}