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Mrs. D. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Books for Big Brains

The cost of eleven big books for elementary-school children--including "Hop to the Top" and "Is Your Mama a Llama"--is [price], including shipping and [fulfillment].

  • $294 goal

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I am a general-education instructor at P.S. 137 in Brooklyn. Our school is a Title 1 school, and approximately 95 percent of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. My goal for the upcoming year is to ensure that all my children are exposed to literature that they can see easily at the front of the class. Children need to see familiar words every day so that when they read independently, they will be able to recall the words they saw in the big books we read together. As a third-year teacher, I'm constantly thinking of ways to develop a positive learning environment. Because my children come from diverse backgrounds, most of which are with immigrant families, I have centered my classroom on improving reading skills. My desire is to ensure that my children pass the third-grade exam and move on to the fourth grade without any problems. The materials necessary for this project include several big books in different genres. There are twenty-five students in my classroom who would benefit from these big books. I believe that my children will be future lawyers, doctors, teachers, and other professionals. I would like to ensure that they are excellent readers and therefore better workers in the community.

Mrs. D.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Books, Little Red Hen • Teacher's School Supply $22.99 1 $22.99
Crunchy Munchy Cookies Big Book • Teacher's School Supply $22.95 1 $22.95
Think About the Weather, Big Book and Guide • Teacher's School Supply $22.95 1 $22.95
Hop to the Top Big Book • Teacher's School Supply $22.95 1 $22.95
The Doorbell Rang Big Book • Teacher's School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
Is Your Mama a Llama? Big Book • Teacher's School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
Snowy Day -- Big Book format • AKJ Educational Services $17.40 1 $17.40
OFF TO GRANDPA'S BIG BOOK • Nasco $17.05 1 $17.05
BIG RED BARN-BIG BOOK • Nasco $14.35 1 $14.35
Making Big Books with Children • Evan-Moor Corporation $11.95 1 $11.95
My Big Animal Book • Teacher's School Supply $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$198.52

Vendor shipping charges

$19.85

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$240.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.88

Total project goal

$293.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$293.76

1 Donor

-$277.01

Donations toward project cost

-$241.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.89

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$0.00

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