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  • $733 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Singleton
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Update My Resource Reading Center!

My students need a rug, sturdy shelves, some comfy seats, and some engaging books to spark their interest in reading. I am requesting paper to write about our new books.

My Students

My kids struggle with comprehension and fluency. They really need to develop an interest in books that I can help turn into a love of books to build their skills and desire to read fluently. Right now I have lots of old books and a hard floor to sit on in our classroom. It's not very inviting.

My school is a Title I school with an extremely diverse population.

Many of my students are transient and suffer from poverty. Most of my kids do not have any books at home or any way to get to the library. Their parents are more concerned with meeting their basic needs than providing them with rich and entertaining literature. My students are also special education students. All of them come to me because they have learning disabilities. Reading does not come easily to them and they need high interest books and an area they want to be in to spark their interest.

My Project

I want to make an inviting area in my room where my students will be excited to read and learn to enjoy books. I have seen students become interested in reading a particular book and work harder to learn to read because of it. My kids need a reason to want to come to resource and work hard to overcome their reading disabilities. I believe this reading area will spark interest and effort for many of them. I am requesting some high interest books, new shelves, a rug, and some bean bags to sit on and enjoy those new books. I also requested paper because writing about our reading is a good way to build comprehension. It breaks my heart to see my students leaning up against a file cabinet looking at books that have been floating around since the early 70's. I moved to Alaska a few years ago and was not able to haul all of my classroom resources with me due to the high cost of shipping. I need a little help to get this reading center up and running.

Many of my students have no place to call their own at home.

Providing this reading area will allow them to stake a little claim while they are at school in a comfortable area and build their love of reading. Many of my students are in their last years of elementary school. Time is running out to build these vital skills that will keep them in school and learning.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alera Square Corner Bookcase, Finished Back, Wood Veneer, 3-Shelf, 36 W by 12 D by 36 H, Mahogany • Amazon $120.88 2 $241.76
Home Dynamix Catalina 4473-450 Black 5-Feet 3-Inch by 7-Feet 2-Inch Contemporary Area Rug • Amazon $55.54 1 $55.54
Intex Recreation Beanless Bag Chair, Beige • Amazon $24.81 2 $49.62
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) • Amazon $28.26 1 $28.26
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1-3) • Amazon $23.56 1 $23.56
Mead Wide-Ruled Filler Paper, 200 Sheets (15200) • Amazon $2.32 10 $23.20
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5) • Amazon $19.96 1 $19.96
The Recess Queen • Amazon $12.98 1 $12.98
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon $12.76 1 $12.76
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes • Amazon $11.59 1 $11.59
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon $10.49 1 $10.49
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site • Amazon $8.53 1 $8.53
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon $7.96 1 $7.96
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon $7.96 1 $7.96
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up For Others • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Wemberly Worried • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Little Blue Truck Board Book • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
First Day Jitters • Amazon $6.16 1 $6.16
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon $5.12 1 $5.12
Owen (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon $4.86 1 $4.86

Materials cost

$575.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$622.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.83

Total project goal

$732.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$732.18

4 Donors

-$707.18

Donations toward project cost

-$601.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.08

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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