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Ms. Wallace from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Shade-Y Reading Time!

Help me give my students a shady outdoor reading area and new books!

  • $772 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students and families speak Spanish, Mam, Tongan, Arabic, Tagalog, Karen, Karenni, Nepali and Chinese. Since 45% of our students are English Language Learners, we have a rich academic program to meet their language needs. Our newcomer program serves up to forty students in our community who have moved here in the last year and speak little English. We also have a rich African American student population that thrives at our school.

Our students reflect the neighborhood's diverse immigrant and minority populations.

Throughout the year, we have cultural celebrations to celebrate the histories, cultures, and accomplishments of our diverse student population. While 9 out of 10 of our students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, we are rich in so many ways.

My Project

Our 7th grade students recently completed a project where they redesigned our garden (by building scale models in math class), researched what types of plants are drought resistant in science class and created a tri-fold presentation in humanities! During the process, they renovated the garden, plants, painting murals, cleaning, etc., and then presented to friends and family during EXPO night!

Now that all the hard work is done, students want to use the space to have lunch and read!

Unfortunately, there are only two trees, so half the garden space is very sunny and there is only so much space to put tables in the shady spots. We would really love some umbrellas so students can have this quiet spot to read, have lunch and study.

I also put in some student requested books as well! We need some new Spanish books for our ELL and newcomer students, as well as some new non-fiction. Thank you so much for you support!

Ms. Wallace
Grades 6-8
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 360 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pure Garden 9 ft. Aluminum Auto Crank Patio Market Umbrella in Hunter Green • Home Depot $43.08 4 $172.32
26 lbs. Patio Umbrella Base in Brown • Home Depot $29.98 4 $119.92
El Capitan Calzoncillos (Captain Underpants) (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
The Complete Chi's Sweet Home, 2 • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began • Amazon Business $22.61 1 $22.61
Vashti Harrison Boxed Set • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 • Amazon Business $17.33 1 $17.33
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
The Complete Chi's Sweet Home, 3 • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Nate el grande único en su clase (Big Nate In A Class By Himself) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sheets • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
New Kid • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Click • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Tower of the Five Orders: The Shakespeare Mysteries, Book 2 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave: The Shakespeare Mysteries, Book 1 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jumping Into Kindergarten • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
Jack y los Frijoles Magicos (Jack and the Beanstalk) • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
La Bella y La Bestia (Beauty and the Beast) • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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