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Mrs. Cortes from Anaheim CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today's Readers are Tomorrow's Leaders

Help me give my students a comfortable rug and storage bins for our classroom library.

  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a group of thirty, wonderful kindergarten scholars who are learning to speak, read and write in Spanish as part of the Dual Language Academy in my district. My scholars are primarily English Learners and range in academic abilities. For many of my students, it is the first time they experience learning a new language. As difficult as it may be, each and every one of my students eagerly accepts the challenge and is proud of their newly acquired knowledge.

My Project

My students show a great interest in reading independently. Fostering and supporting that interest is key to cultivating a lifetime reading habit. Currently, my classroom does not have a special place for reading. I've created this project in hope of creating a space for them that will enrich their experiences with books.

The rug I'm requesting will not only provide a comfy space for reading, but it will provide a flexible seating opportunity as my students can enjoy a book sitting down or laying down on their belly.

The bins will help us keep our library organized. The whisper phones will encourage reading aloud and give my students the chance to work on pronunciation and fluency.

This project is only the beginning of something bigger! Our reading corner, once finished, will be a place for students to immerse themselves in a book and grow to become strong readers. That can only be accomplished with your support.

Mrs. Cortes
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIDPLUSH SOLIDS 4FT X 6FT RECTANGLE SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $88.17 1 $88.17
BOOK BINS INTERLOCKING SMALL BLACK EACH • School Specialty $1.98 30 $59.40
EE538 - Hear Myself Sound Phone • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 6 $35.94
OPTION ONLY - DEEP BLUE SEA (483) - CARPET FOR KIDS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CARPETS FOR KIDS KIDPLUSH • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$183.51

Vendor shipping charges

$14.76

State sales tax

$16.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.73

Total project goal

$291.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$291.54

4 Donors

-$155.00

Donations toward project cost

-$131.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

match offer

-$136.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.48

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$0.00

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