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Mrs. Howsia from Riverdale GA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Travel the World Through a Book!

My students need flexible seating options such as a bench and pillows to make a comfortable reading center that encourages a love and appreciation for reading.

  • $863 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I school where 100% of the students receive free breakfast and lunch. Although they face many life challenges, they come to school ready to learn. My students are resilient, determined, funny, and loving children. They are amazing students who will grow into amazing adults, with the love and guidance experienced in my classroom. As a teacher I strive to build relationships that hopefully my students will remember throughout their lives. My hope for all of my students is that I will have a lasting impact on their lives as my teachers have had on my life.

My Project

A large percentage of my students struggle with reading comprehension and fluency, which deters them from opening a book. Struggling with reading impacts their performance in all subject areas. Creating a flexible seating options such as a bench, bean bags and pillows will make a comfortable reading center that will encourage a love and appreciation for reading. It is my ultimate goal as a teacher, to foster a lifelong love for reading by creating a comfortable safe reading center. My students love when we read stories together on the carpet. I would love to have a nice area specifically designated for reading books. Increasing students’ reading comprehension and fluency will improve their self esteem and academic performance in all subject areas. I believe improving academic performance will also improve behavior and emotional struggles.

Mrs. Howsia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR400 - Flex-Space Classroom Storage Bench • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC573GR - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
DD282BU - The Reading Pillow - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$648.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$733.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.43

Total project goal

$862.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$862.88

3 Donors

-$862.88

Donations toward project cost

-$733.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$129.43

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$0.00

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