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  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. H.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Inspiring a Love of Reading

My students need books, activities, pocket charts, bean bag chairs and other essentials to make their reader's workshop a success.

My Students

As a child, I was an avid reader. Any time I went missing, my mother usually find me with my nose stuck in a book. Many of my students do not have that opportunity to experience the wonder of reading.

My students have limited experiences outside the classroom.

They do not have to same opportunities I had as a child. Many of the homes they come from are single parent, or grandparent, homes and the parents are busy working to support their families. They do not have funds available to buy books for them to read at home. Majority of their reading is done at school, and much of that is selected from curriculum texts because of the limited funds available to purchase high interest books for a classroom library.

My Project

Many of my students don't like to read because they say "its boring" or "its too hard." I want to prove them wrong. I want to show them the beauty of exploring the whole world without ever leaving the comfort of their bean bag. I want to create a place for my students to feel safe to make mistakes in their reading, but to learn from them. I am requesting not only books of all levels and genres, but also games and activities that can help those struggling readers that are missing those fundamental skills of reading. I want all of my students to grow as readers, whether its learning word blends and sounds so they can read on their own or finally being able to crack open that chapter book for the first time. Environment is important. Right now, my students are sitting on the cold, hard floor. I want to provide them with an environment that is welcoming, safe, and comfortable where they feel as though they can make mistakes, but learn from them.

With these resources, my students will not only learn the various strategies, but have the chance to use them often.

All children need the vital skill of reading. No matter what career path they may choose as they grow, they will need the essential skill of reading. In order for them to be willing to read, they need a variety of books to choose from and the inviting environment in which to sit and enjoy discovering new knowledge without ever leaving the classroom.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $44.95 1 $44.95
FF871 - Building Comprehension Skills Activity Folders - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
JJ728 - Story Wands • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
RR154 - Read-The-Room Classroom Pointers - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
GG765 - Activity Stand • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
DD895X - Make-A-Match Phonics Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95
FF758 - Focus on Reading Learning Chart • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
Curious George: Story Book Collection Box H. A. Rey, Margret Rey, H. A. Rey (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $15.39 1 $15.39
Just a Little Critter Collection Mercer Mayer • AKJ BOOKS $9.01 1 $9.01
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.23 1 $10.23
Disney's Storybook Collection Disney Storybook Artists (Illustrator), Disney Storybook Artists Staff (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.16 1 $11.16
Where's Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.49 1 $9.49
Dinosaurs (Reader Collection Series) Grace Maccarone, Erika Lo • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo and More Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.64 1 $12.64
Neil Gaiman Audio Collection Neil Gaiman, Read by Neil Gaiman, Read by Gaiman Neil • AKJ BOOKS $11.32 1 $11.32
Amelia Bedelia: 40th Anniversary Collection: Amelia Bedelia, Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower, Play Ball Amelia Bedelia(I Can Read Books Series) Peggy Parish, Various (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.49 1 $8.49
Tryannosaurus: The Amazing Wonders Collection Clint Twist, Monty Fitzgibbon, Diz Wallis (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $14.82 1 $14.82
TODDLER DELUXE BEAN BAG CHAIR RAINBOW-Rainbow-Rainbow--*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $40.00 2 $80.00

Materials cost

$448.17

Vendor shipping charges

$8.80

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$498.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.00

Total project goal

$586.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$586.69

3 Donors

-$275.71

Donations toward project cost

-$249.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.36

match offer

-$293.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$249.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 3 other donors.

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