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Mrs. Shelton from Monroe LA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Ride on the Reading Rainbow

Help me give my students a new classroom library filled with new third grade books, cool seats, and a cozy rug!

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a very diverse group of third graders! They are amazing in their own way! Over 90% of my students are living in poverty so purchasing school supplies is mostly impossible. With your assistance I will be able to help them express themselves through writing. Even though though my students are living in poverty, I believe they still should be able to receive a great education! My students are awesome and they should be able to show the world!

My Project

One thing I have learned as an ELA teacher is "Reading is Fundamental." In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. I tell my students that reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. Most importantly, reading can not only help you become a better student, but a better person.

It is important for my students to know that you can learn from the brightest people whenever and wherever you choose.

Many families (and some schools) have no books for children to read. There are likely many children and people in your town or city that fall into this group. If you are already a strong reader, helping others to read is an amazing gift that you can give and there are some ideas below as to how you can help.

My favorite quote about reading that shows the power and impact it can have on you and the world: “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass

Mrs. Shelton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Geronimo Stilton Books - Set of 10 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $62.06 1 $62.06
Kids Wobble Chair 12" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.49 1 $49.49
Kids Wobble Chair 12" - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.49 1 $49.49
Cutie Jungle Carpet - 3' x 5' • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.76 1 $46.76
Judy Moody Favorites Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.26 1 $42.26

Materials cost

$250.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$305.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.95

Total project goal

$359.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$359.64

3 Donors

-$305.22

Donations toward project cost

-$263.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.03

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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