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Ms. Zurawski from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader.

My students need 21 sets of leveled, "good-fit" books to read independently.

  • $764 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine 25 first graders sprawled across a classroom, each curled into a comfy spot with a book they can read all by themselves. The quiet hum of learning takes over as whisper voices read new stories, sound out words, and practice all the things good readers do. This is my dream for my classroom.

My students are curious, enthusiastic six and seven- year-olds who cannot wait to explore the world of books and reading.

They live in a high-poverty neighborhood and have experienced many difficult challenges already in their young lives. However, each day they come to school with smiles on, eager to learn and grow.

My Project

My students are incredibly motivated to read, but unfortunately my classroom library is lacking in high quality books at the students' independent reading level. As emergent readers, my students have a wide range of abilities and previous experiences with books. They need access to books they can read on their own in order to build good reading habits and become strong readers. The leveled books I am asking for support students as they make their way from highly patterned, beginning readers to books with more complex stories, plots, and dialogue. Finding these high-quality, engaging books in a wide range of first grade reading levels is often difficult and expensive. However, the benefits these leveled readers provide are numerous and valuable. Students' confidence grows as they read books they understand and enjoy, and over time, a love of reading emerges!

As a first year teacher, I am working to build a strong classroom library which truly supports ALL students in their journey to becoming lifelong readers and learners.

This project will create a solid foundation for my leveled library that will grow and enrich student literacy for years to come!

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

Equity Focus

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 25 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA308 - Level G Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $36.95 1 $36.95
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $33.95 1 $33.95
AA306 - Level E Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 1 $32.95
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA304 - Level C Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA303 - Level B Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA302 - Level A Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
TT917 - Level G Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $28.00 1 $28.00
TT916 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $29.00 1 $29.00
TT915 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $25.00 1 $25.00
TT974 - Level D Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $24.00 1 $24.00
TT973 - Level C Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $20.00 1 $20.00
TT972 - Level B Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $26.00 1 $26.00
TT911 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $21.00 1 $21.00
LL717 - Level G Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.00 1 $29.00
LL716 - Level F Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $32.00 1 $32.00
LL715 - Level E Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $33.00 1 $33.00
LL714 - Level D Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $26.00 1 $26.00
LL713 - Level C Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $24.00 1 $24.00
LL712 - Level B Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $25.00 1 $25.00
LL711 - Level A Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $31.00 1 $31.00

Materials cost

$604.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$648.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.48

Total project goal

$763.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$763.20

12 Donors

-$379.84

Donations toward project cost

-$324.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.48

match offer

-$381.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$324.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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