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Ms. Joy from Indianapolis IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Reading Nook

Help me give my students a cozy reading corner by giving them cushions to sit on, pillows to lean on, and a soft rug to lay on.

  • $521 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with kiddos that have special needs and maladaptive behaviors. My children struggle with academics because of the behavioral challenges they have faced, however I have many students that want to do well and achieve their goals in becoming a better student. They recognize how building their reading and math skills have a more positive outcome for their future. I love to see the spark of interest they have when we are discussing a topic they enjoy. I can't get to all the raised hands soon enough.

My Project

We were able to come across a book shelf that is now packed with reading materials from National Geographic, comics, picture books, student magazines, and chapter books. Though there may be a variety of books and magazines to choose from, it can be overwhelming. By having book bins that are labeled, I can help students to choose a genre they are interested in and also pick something that is in their reading range. But who wants to grab a book, sit in a hard chair, and lean over a tabletop to read?

To have a furnished reading nook would get the students excited about having a place to read their favorite book or perhaps begin the love of reading.

I believe it is important that students have independent reading time each day. While looking for ways students could achieve this, I was inspired by a Pinterest post to create this reading nook. I want an area that is inviting and cozy; an area students know they can relax while they turn the pages.

I also want extra pillows for students who want to be away from others so they may concentrate but also be comfortable. That is why I would like to have individual pillows for each student so that they can flip their seats upside down and place a pillow behind their back as a self-made lounge chair. With help, my students can have a comfy bench to sit on, soft pillows to lay against, and a plush rug to lay across in order to get comfortable before they dive into a great book.

Ms. Joy
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Foamily Set of 4-18 x 18 Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Inserts Sham Square Form Polyester, 18" L X 18" W, Standard/White • Amazon Business $25.49 4 $101.96
Really Good Stuff Durable Magazine, Book, Folder and File Holders – Ideal for Narrow or Vertical Storage Needs – Instantly Color Code Your Classroom – Choose from 22 Colors (Single Color Set of 12) • Amazon Business $81.34 1 $81.34
Pillow Perfect Indoor/Outdoor Westport Bench Cushion • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
INDRESSME XXXLarge Cotton Rope Basket 21.7" x 21.7" x 13.8" Woven Baby Laundry Basket for Blankets Toys Storage Basket with Handle Comforter Cushions Storage Bins Thread Laundry Hamper-Black Stitch • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Dormify Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Body Pillow Insert - Dorm Room Bedding • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
PAGISOFE Soft Fluffy Blue Area Rugs for Bedroom Kids Room Living Room Carpet Shag Furry Fur Rug for Boys Girls Dorm Room Modern Plush Decorative Nursery Rugs Solid Accent Floor Rugs 4'x 5',(Blue) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Anickal Decorative Throw Pillow Covers 18x18 Inches Set of 4 Cotton Linen Compass Arrow Feather Live Love Laugh Quote Couch Pillow Covers for Modern Simple Farmhouse Style Decor • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Wonder4 Geography Theme Throw Pillow Covers Home Decorative Map Art Throw Pillow Cases Couch Covers Decoration,2X Maps +1x Compass + 1x Navigation Compass 18 X 18 Inch for Home Sofa Bedding Set of 4 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
4-Pack Cotton Solid Decorative Throw Pillow Case Square Cushion Cover Pillowcase (Cover Only,No Insert)(18x18 inch/ 45x45cm,Red) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
4-Pack 100% Cotton Comfortable Solid Decorative Throw Pillow Case Square Cushion Cover Pillowcase (Cover Only,No Insert)(18x18 inch/ 45x45cm,Orange) • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
YAROO Body Pillow Cover 21x54,Body Pillowcase Non-Zippered Enclosure,400 Thread Count,100% Cotton,Solid,Red. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
akeke Dr. Seuss Quotes and Saying Vintage Book Wall Art Prints - Set of Four 8"x10" Unframed - Motivational Inspirational Classroom Office Child/Boy/Girl/Nursery Room Decor • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Barker Creek 3-1/2 x 2-3/4" Name Badges/Self-Adhesive Labels, 45-Count (LL-1523) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Carson Dellosa Signs of a Fluent Reader Mini Bulletin Board Set (110384) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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