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Mrs. Hower from Lexington NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spruce Up Reading

Help me give my students pillows, a couch cover, and books for guided reading.

  • $351 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazing group of diverse kindergartners.

They attend a Title I school in North Carolina where 100% receive free lunch and breakfast.

Many of our children have limited exposure to anything outside of their neighborhoods. However, they are sponges just wanting to have the opportunity to soak up everything available to them. They are very inquisitive about the world and how things work. That is why we need to provide them with every opportunity available to help them learn about the world we live in, not just their neighborhood.

My Project

It is my desire to provide them with every opportunity available to help them love reading and enjoy learning. That is why I am requesting a sofa cover to give our reading area a face lift, pillows to make reading fun and comfortable, guided reading books, and a guided reading teacher guide to help us spruce up our literacy block. Kindergarten has become so overwhelmed with academics that we sometimes forget that these children are just that children and they need to enjoy learning. These materials will help me to provide more exciting and innovative guided reading lessons. We have a couch in our class to sit on but it is need of a face lift. The couch cover will add some color and make it more comfortable to sit on. The pillows are decorative and will give the children an area to be comfortable as they read to themselves. The more comfortable they are the easier it is for them to stay engaged in their reading. It is my hope that these materials will provide excitement and encourage a love for reading.

Mrs. Hower
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Science Readers Super Set: Animals: A BIG Collection of High-Interest Leveled Books for Guided Reading Groups • Amazon Business $87.62 1 $87.62
Sure Fit Stretch Madison Stripe One Piece Sage Sofa Slipcover • Amazon Business $82.07 1 $82.07
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading book + The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Wencal Ocean Style Decor Cotton Linen Throw Pillow Case Cover for Square 18x18 Inch Pillow Inserts, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
I Love You To The Beach And Back Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18" x 18" Inch • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Musesh aqua gold assorted seashells beach accent Cushions Case Throw Pillow Cover For Sofa Home Decorative Pillowslip Gift Ideas Household Pillowcase Zippered Pillow Covers 16X16Inch • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55

Materials cost

$244.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$297.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.51

Total project goal

$350.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$350.09

2 Donors

-$297.58

Donations toward project cost

-$297.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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