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Ms. Martinez from San Jose CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What? This Is My Library?!

Help me give my students their own personal book bin that will become their little library!

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a full inclusion kindergarten class in CA. The students in my classroom come from diverse backgrounds. There are 25 students in the class, eight of whom have been identified as having autism. Many of my students are English language learners and come with rich language backgrounds in Vietnamese and Spanish. Over 90% of the students are free or reduced-price lunch families, and we are a Title I school. While the group is very diverse, one thing is for sure, they all have a passion for learning.

In a full inclusion classroom, we serve students with and without disabilities, together, in the same classroom in order to provide a rich social-emotional and education environment for all students.

Many of our students require adapted and differentiated materials in order to access the curriculum and daily activities. All students learn compassion and acceptance of differences throughout the school year. The experience is beneficial for everyone! Everyone wins!

My Project

My students are in need of a space to keep the books they are reading, the books they are creating, and the books I make for them. The book bins will allow each child to have their own library to keep the special books they want to hold on to, so they can read them over and over again.

To have a special little place in the classroom where students can make connections with literacy is so important.

Allowing students to pick the books they would like to read and keep in their book bin will help to nurture a love of reading. When students are finished with the books they can simply exchange them for new titles.

The other materials will help students with the creation of their own books. The stapler will allow their books to be stapled together in the middle to create a "true" feel of a book. The crayons will allow for the people in their books to be represented with their own likeness. Lap desks will give students the opportunity to read OR write anywhere in the room they choose. And the books will be options for students to have in their mini library!

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

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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
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 6 $209.94
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Eggplant • Amazon Business $21.40 2 $42.80
CRAYOLA LLC MULTICULTURAL CRAYONS REG 8PK (Set of 24) • Amazon Business $22.38 1 $22.38
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Rapesco A590FBA3 Marlin Long Arm Stapler • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41

Materials cost

$349.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.50

Total project goal

$490.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.02

1 Donor

-$490.02

Donations toward project cost

-$416.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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