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Mrs. Martinez from Newark NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools Needed to Help Build Our Minds!

Help me give my students the access to continuous learning opportunities by donating the tools needed to support their love for reading!

  • $793 goal

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My Students

There is something special about my students. I work in an urban district where the majority of my students come from low-income families. A quality education is what my students need in order to build promising careers for themselves and a brighter future for all of us.

My students are passionate about learning and becoming better readers despite their economic hardship.

My students work hard and show up excited to learn every single day. They deserve access to the best resources to be successful!

"YOU will change a child's life.

YOU will turn someone around.

Every day, YOU will be responsible for neurons firing and connections being made and LEARNING!

YOU will get to hear children say that you TAUGHT THEM SOMETHING. YOU will listen to a parent crying because you changed his or her child's life. YOU will help children feel better about themselves and walk taller, and be stronger, and be more analytical, and YOU will make a difference!."

-Ellen Burchett

My Project

These materials will provide my students with the access to become better readers. The headphones and listening center is used for children to read along independently or with a partner. These materials will support my students with building fluency as well as support them with decoding new words. The kidney table will allow me the access to conference with my students during guided reading. Each child has different needs and a kidney table allows me the opportunity to meet and assist each individual student to help them meet their specific goals as readers.

By donating to this project, you will not only help to improve and increase student interest in reading and build their fluency, but you will continuously increase their academic achievement and love for reading.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CN411 - Classic Adjustable Teaching Table - 48" x 72" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $359.00 1 $359.00
FF290 - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
CALIFONE LISTENING FIRST HEADPHONES - BLUE - 3.5MM - 2800-BL • School Specialty $8.37 5 $41.85
FF289 - Best-Buy Storage Center Only • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$629.84

Vendor shipping charges

$4.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$673.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.85

Total project goal

$792.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$792.32

1 Donor

-$792.32

Donations toward project cost

-$673.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$118.85

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$0.00

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