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Ms. Lytle from Washington DC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Winter Books and Cozy Place to Read Them!

Help me give my students some winter themed books and cozy place to read them!

  • $264 goal

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My Students

"Never Give Up!" is something you will hear my students chanting in the classroom throughout the year. I teach second grade reading in a Title I school, in Washington DC, where all of my students receive free lunch. The challenges my students face as seven-year-olds are surreal; however, they consistently rise to meet these challenges head on. At the beginning of the school year, we discuss how learning to read might not be easy, and there are going to be times we want to quit. No matter what, we need to make sure we "Never Give Up!"

My students beat the odds every single day.

Statistics says that the majority of my students won't be reading on grade level when they enter Third grade and will continue to fall further and further behind. This is why I think it is so important that my students build a solid foundation in literacy. Despite these statistics, ninety percent of my students leave Second grade reading at or above grade level. They are closing the achievement gap and showing everyone how important it is to "Never Give Up!"

My Project

My Second grade students are loving our library center. I am trying to have a special box of themed books that I change every month. I'm hoping to have a new box of winter themed books when they return from winter break.

My students are really enjoying our library center, but we need some comfy seating while we read.

I am hoping some pillows and a new rug will help my second graders be more comfortable while they read.

This project will make my second grade students feel warm and cozy while they read some new books with a winter theme!

Ms. Lytle
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 65 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brielle Cozy Cable Knit Throw Pillow with Sherpa Backing, 18" x 18", Gray • Amazon Business $25.85 4 $103.40
SUMMIT BY WHITE MOUNTAIN Summit 6F-AIV8-VXFK 2 New Area Oriental Rug Floral Many Sizes Available (3'.8'' x 5'), 4 x 5 actual is 3'.8'' x 5' • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
Groggle's Monster Valentine • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Sneezy the Snowman • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
The Biggest Snowman Ever • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Little Critter: Happy Valentine's Day, Little Critter! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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