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Mrs. Williams from Springfield GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Learning Lounge: Grab a Book and Find a Seat

Help me give my students engaging reading materials and a flexible seating environment that encourages collaboration.

  • $721 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my eleventh year as a teacher, and I have always taught at Title I schools. This year I am looking forward to another tenacious, loving, committed crew of fifth graders. I love that my kids embrace my classroom, and I love how we become a team. They have grit, heart, and are full of curiosity. Through science experiments, history simulations, math groups, writer's workshop, and shared reading experiences and book clubs, my students embrace the learning process and overcome self-doubt.

My kids come from diverse backgrounds with varying challenges, but they are unstoppable.

My students are very much 21st century learners and love lounging around the classroom while they complete their work. The best part of my day is the first ten minutes when we catch up with each other, talk about our lessons, and generally laugh about life. My students are a blessing!

My Project

The past two years have proven to me that students respond best in an environment that is comfortable and invites collaboration and choice. Round tables and flexible seating options help me to achieve that goal. By providing engaging reading materials that capture their interest, I am able to gradually diminish my teacher presence as the room becomes student-centered.

My goal is always to create a classroom environment that inspires students to be limitless and self-motivated.

Through science experiments, historical simulations, math groups with real world application, book clubs, and high interest novels, my students are consistently engaged. These materials will go a long way in providing my students the choice and flexibility that nurture their academic, social, and emotional growth.

Mrs. Williams
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture Vibrant Black and Chrome Drafting Stool with Tractor Seat • Amazon Business $45.34 4 $181.36
Ball & Cast Fremont Metal-and-Wood Counter-Height Bar Table, Cherry Charcoal • Amazon Business $109.81 1 $109.81
Restart • Amazon Business $6.02 15 $90.30
Storyworks, Grades 4-6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $8.49 10 $84.90
Scholastic News, Grades 5/6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.75 10 $57.50

Materials cost

$523.87

Vendor shipping charges

$14.24

State sales tax

$36.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$612.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.02

Total project goal

$720.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$720.14

18 Donors

-$354.00

Donations toward project cost

-$312.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.85

match offer

-$352.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$299.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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