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Mrs. Watkins from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Seat in the Library

My students need a classroom library that also functions as additional seating to enhance their flexible learning environment.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege this year of educating the minds of 25 Kindergartners. Twenty-five Kindergartners who are eager to learn, excited about reading, mastering language arts, pumped about math, and so enthusiastic about the arts. However, they have come into Kindergarten in the midst of horrible budget cuts, that provide a small milestone in achieving these goals.

These passionate group of kindergarten graders, reside on the Southside of Chicago.

They have the privilege of learning in an environment that believes in personalized learning, flexible seating, and the power of technology. The students are of both African American and Hispanic descent. 99% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. However, they are learning that believing in themselves is all that matters.

My Project

My Kindergartners need a library that also serves as an additional seating to enhance our flexible learning environment and help to organize our library. My students and I have begun the journey to creating a more flexible learning environment. They understand why we provide choice in seating and how it enhances their engagement and consequently their learning. One area of our classroom that could use a reboot is our library. Our current library is stored on two, 3 shelf bookshelves in the center of the classroom. This current setup hinders the open space necessary to expand our goal of providing a flexible classroom.

My goal in purchasing these bookcases is to create an open, organized environment and provide the students with another flexible seating area.

As mentioned above, the set up of the bookcases will also provide a great system to organize our books for ease of access and viewing. This seemingly small system, is sure to make a impactful change in our learning space.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ClosetMaid 1569 Cubeicals 3-Cube Storage Bench, White • Amazon Business $52.29 2 $104.58

Materials cost

$104.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.03

Total project goal

$160.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.18

2 Donors

-$78.76

Donations toward project cost

-$69.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.56

match offer

-$78.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$66.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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