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Ms. Gould from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rugs, Speakers, and Lights - - Oh, My!

My students need basic classroom supplies for the upcoming school year!

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth grade science and social studies students are bright, engaged learners who are learning to take ownership of their education. They benefit from flexible scheduling and seating, meaning they frequently have freedom to choose what they work on and where they sit at any given time. They learn how to set achievable goals, and discover how to meet them. They are encouraged to exercise personal autonomy to make smart choices about where they sit, who they work with, and how they manage their time on a daily basis.

These ambitious fifth graders direct their own learning through the use of personalized learning tools, collaboration, and project-based learning.

This work can sometimes be challenging for them, but they consistently rise to the occasion. Throughout the year, students learn to be independent workers who embrace struggle and celebrate their accomplishments.

My Project

As the 2018-2019 school year approaches, our classroom is in need of some basic upgrades. Students need to learn in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Updated rugs and lighting for the classroom will help students to focus and learn in a setting that fits their needs. Other basics such as HDMI cords, extension cords and a new classroom speaker ensure that they will have basic access to technology resources. Students constantly benefit from the opportunity to use basic technology to watch educational videos during lessons, charge Chromebooks as needed, and listen to relaxing music as they work. These basic supplies will allow them to start the school year with these opportunities!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 80 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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SUMMIT BY WHITE MOUNTAIN Summit V9-UHRN-5L5N 104 New Grey Area Rug Modern Abstract Many Sizes Available, 22 inch x 7 foot hall way runner • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Bluetooth Speakers, FosPower [BTS20] Portable Travel Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Speaker Sound Bar with FM Radio, 3.5mm Aux Input, TF Card, HD Superior Sound, Loud Bass • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AmazonBasics Patio Lights, Black, 25' • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
PAXCOO 28 Packs 7 Colors Party Favor Tote Gift Bags Non-woven Goodie Treat Bags with Handles for Kids Birthday, 6 x 6 Inch • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Woods General Purpose Outdoor/Indoor Extension Cord (8 Ft, Black) • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
(1 Meter / 3 FT) Version 1.3 HDMI Cable • Amazon Business $4.85 1 $4.85

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