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Ms. A. from New York NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Reader's Retreat

The cost of this proposal is $189, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>. Materials to promote reading in classrooms.

  • $200 goal

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I am a 4th grade teacher at P.S. 8 in Washington Heights. Approximately 96.1% of our students receive free lunch. Our school is extremely passionate about literacy and promoting it in a way that is inviting to the children. We spend much of our professional development time working on presenting literacy in an appealing fashion to our students. My students are extremely enthusiastic about learning. Unfortunately, they are not very motivated to read. I have a large class, which often creates a problem when we meet on the rug. I named my class library "The Reader's Retreat," in an attempt to promote a vacation or journey-like experience. I want my students to have a place where they can relax and enjoy the wonderful literature our library has to offer. The read aloud is our favorite part of the day. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get through a book without my students interrupting to move around or try to fit into a cramped space. My students often get frustrated sitting in small, confined desks for long periods of time. I truly believe that students will learn and work more productively in an environment in which they feel comfortable, safe, and at ease. I want my students to seek out The Reader's Retreat and aproach it as a place where they can emerge themselves into a world of literature. To create this level of comfort, I feel that a set of 5 bean bag chairs would create a more relaxing atmostphere at the library. As a result, they will be able to concentrate and produce thoughtful responses to the literature we are reading. My plan is to use the chairs as an incentive for good behavior and progress. The chairs will not only motivate the children to work hard for this reward, but allow us to move outside the tiny carpet and for the students to maximize their learning experience. Total cost including shipping and fulfillment is $130.25. Thank you for giving my students enjoyable and memorable reading experiences.

Ms. A.
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
BEAN BAG CHAIR TRICOLOR • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05
BEAN BAG CHAIR BLUE • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05
BEAN BAG CHAIR YELLOW • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05
BEAN BAG CHAIR RED • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05
BEAN BAG CHAIR PURPLE • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05

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