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Mrs. Collins from Youngstown OH is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need a Home for Our Books!

My students need a library cart to store their book boxes on and bins to hold the books in our classroom library.

  • $304 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an awesome school system with so much potential. We have a mixture of students that live in the suburbs and open-enrollment students from the city. Students come ready to learn; however, they are not always provided with the resources to work to their full potential, both at their homes and at our school due to lack of funding.

I have had the pleasure to house and educate the full-inclusion classroom that is filled with students with and without disabilities for two years now.

I co-teach with a special education teacher. Together we try to create a differentiated, fun lessons that engage ALL students at ALL ability levels. We try to create an atmosphere that accepts student differences and embraces each and every one of their skill levels.

All of the students in our second grade come from diverse backgrounds and many different ability levels. As a team, we try to provide them with multi-modal learning opportunities to make sure we reach every student's needs.

My Project

My students are very lucky to have a large classroom library. I have spent years gathering books from family members, garage sales, former students' families, and book orders to create an awesome classroom library. With all of these amazing books, I need sturdy bins to keep the books in as well as a library cart to store the students' book boxes on. Currently, the books are sitting in 10 year old cheap plastic bins that rip and break when the students try to take them off of the shelves- preventing them from pulling down certain books in fear that they will make a mess.

The new black, well-made sterilite storage baskets in this project will allow my students to easily access all of the books in my classroom library without having to worry about the bin breaking.

In addition to that, their black appearance will not distract from their learning and make the books look organized and tidy.

Each child gets their own book box to store their books in. They can choose 5 or 6 books to keep in their book box to read through various times of the day. However, I do not have a place to store the book boxes. The library cart on this project would do just that so that all of the students' book boxes had a "home" at the end of the day.

This would prevent their book boxes from constantly tipping over and making a mess in class each day. My hope is that by having a more organized classroom library, it will motivate my students to read and learn even more!

Mrs. Collins
Grades PreK-2
  • E J Blott Elementary School
  • Youngstown, OH
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sandusky SL327-09 Black Heavy Duty Welded Steel Single Sided Sloped Shelf Book Truck, 3 Shelves, 200 lb. Capacity, 46" Height x 28" Width x 14" Depth • Amazon Business $164.98 1 $164.98
Sterilite 16249006 Medium Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/ Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97

Materials cost

$224.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$258.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.59

Total project goal

$303.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$303.91

1 Donor

-$303.91

Donations toward project cost

-$258.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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