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Ms. Ferris from New Orleans LA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

This Reading Lounge Is Lit!

My students need a comfortable welcoming place where they can read, write, discuss, and love books!

  • $857 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school has a special place in New Orleans history and culture, as it has always been a prestigious school since its founding in 1932. Since becoming an open enrollment school after Hurricane Katrina and welcoming more and more students who need extra support, we have begun to think of new and innovative ways of educating all students who come to us from all over the city and continuing to be a beacon of excellence in Uptown New Orleans. We appreciate your support as we continue to push for excellence and to educate the whole child.

My Project

Our kids love to read. Now they just need a warm, comfortable, and inviting space for it. We will be hosting our monthly book clubs, author talks, slam poetry events and more in our new reading lounge. Students will be designing the space themselves and creating advertisements for books they love. This space will be for use by teachers for special events and on reading days and by our bookworms who are hosting book clubs or would rather read during lunch. The sofa, bean bag chairs, area rugs, and other furniture will create a cozy and comfortable spot for our readers, taking them away to the settings in their books. It will be a multi-purpose space that will inspire kids and adults alike to dream up new and innovative literacy projects.

Ms. Ferris
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LUCID 8 Inch Convertible Foam Mattress and Floor Sofa -Twin Size Guest Bed with Fashion Cover • Amazon Business $234.99 1 $234.99
Big Joe Large Fuf Foam Filled Bean Bag Chair, Comfort Suede, Black Onyx • Amazon Business $97.99 1 $97.99
Tespo Multi Use DIY Plastic Organizer, Modular Storage, Freestanding Cabinet, 4 tier Shelving Bookcase, 9 cubes for Toy, household. • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Big Joe Roma in Comfort Suede Plus Bean Bag, Black • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
Bright House Solid Area Rug, 4' W x 6' L, Black • Amazon Business $53.95 1 $53.95
DHP Parsons Modern Coffee Table, Black Wood Grain • Amazon Business $38.70 1 $38.70
Ottomanson Paterson Collection Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Lattice Area Rug, 5'3"x7'0", Grey • Amazon Business $35.63 1 $35.63
16 Motivational Classroom Wall Posters - Inspirational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations (13 x 19, PAPER) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
DHP Parsons Modern End Table, Black Wood Grain • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84

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