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Ms. Mackes from New Bedford MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting Literacy for ALL

My students need a bookshelf to display books we have been reading and to share their favorites, book bags to borrow books from the class, and a horseshoe table with stools to have small groups!

  • $537 goal

This project expired on November 18, 2018.

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My Students

I teach in a very diverse community with a wide range of learners. I have students from all different walks of life stepping into my 3rd grade classroom on August 30th. Each student and family is so unique and comes with different life experiences that make the classroom community feel complete.

My students thrive with the opportunity to participate in an arts-integrated curriculum.

They are growing to be well-rounded, inquisitive learners who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in their future. Even though I am the teacher, they are teaching me along the way.

My Project

This year is my first year teaching after completing a year of student-teaching. When I walked into my new classroom, I was surprised to find there was no table for small group work and no white board for whole lessons! There are no tables available in the building for my classroom. My students need a table and stools to be able to conference with me and to have small group reading, writing, and math groups.

Literacy is a huge focus in my classroom and I want all of my students to have equal access to books and knowledge.

Not all students have a flood of books in their lives or the opportunity to visit the library and so my goal is to provide them with a wealth of books in the classroom. Having book bags allows them to take books from the classroom library safely. It allows all learners to be able to read in any environment and to hold onto books they aren't ready to return to my library yet.

A book shelf display allows me to put up books we have read in class for students to look at and borrow during independent reading. It also allows me to display books students have written recommendations for so that their peers may read them and fall in love with the stories as well.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 60''W x 66''L Horseshoe Grey Thermal Laminate Activity Table - Height Adjustable Short Legs • Amazon Business $214.99 1 $214.99
PP116 - Sort & Store Book Totes - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.59 8 $140.72
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $50.91 1 $50.91
Classroom Keepers Book Shelf, Blue (001329) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74

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