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  • $651 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Hoelscher
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Right to Read!

My students need the King Series of first grade books, classic beginning and advanced chapter books.

My Students

Do you remember those first books that engaged you as you learned how to read? I remember reading The Gingerbread Man to my Dad on his lunch hour. My students need engaging books that will not only entice them to read, but also develop their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills!

My lovely classroom is full of amazing children.This year I will have six, seven, eight & nine year olds.

I will have students who are just starting to learn to read, and others who are reading Because of Winn Dixie! I consider myself lucky to be in a room full of students who represent the beginners to those who are using reading to learn. I get to see the light bulb moment when readers really get reading and I get to read fantastic chapter books with my older students. Our school is a charter Montessori Public School.We have extremely supportive parents who believe the way we are teaching is a match for their children. My students are scientists, geographers, musicians, bakers, readers and writers. They are inquisitive, sensitive, and love learning!

My Project

Our absolute favorite time for reading is right after lunch. The students clean their tables one by one, then they go and find a book at their reading level. They usually find a little corner of the room and settle in for thirty minutes of reading. My assistant and I read with four to five students each during this magical time. This year, in a class of 28, we will be able to read with each child every three days. Last year, it was amazing to watch how my first graders started with little paper readers and progressed to chapter books. A colleague who had a kindergarten last year, lent us her collection of chapter books. She is moving up to first grade so she will need those back this year. My struggling readers and first graders will enjoy the King Series of beginning readers. It will be fantastic to have a leveled set my students can use independently. This will help develop intrinsic motivation as they progress as readers.

The most amazing gift is, the gift to read.

My students would love to see engaging books by Roald Dahl and the King Series. We need to entice readers to love reading. One way is by providing quality books that are on their reading level. Comprehension and vocabulary skills grow the more students read. Please help my students have choices of fantastic books to enhance their love of reading!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Ill • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
Nate the Great and Me • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Big Sniff • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Henry & Mudge- Fav Series • AKJ Books $87.14 1 $87.14
Little House on the Prairie • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Ghost That Had to Go • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Take Care of the Babysitter • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Ivy and Bean Series #6) Annie • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record (Ivy and Bean Series #3 • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1-28 Mary Pope Osborne, Sa • AKJ Books $87.14 1 $87.14
Nate the Great • AKJ Books $10.88 1 $10.88
Matilda • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The BFG • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Chocolate Touch (SP) • AKJ Books $10.13 1 $10.13
Freckle Juice (SP) • AKJ Books $10.13 1 $10.13
The Boxcar Children Mysteries Boxed Set #5-8 Gertrude Chandl • AKJ Books $17.09 1 $17.09
The Boxcar Children® Mysteries Boxed Set #1-4 Gertrude • AKJ Books $17.09 1 $17.09
Cam Jansen & the Mystery of the Gold Coins • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Pinky and Rex- Fav Series • AKJ Books $24.90 1 $24.90
Ready-For-Chapters- Fav Series • AKJ Books $45.92 1 $45.92
First Grade Collection Complete Set (60 Books)+Teacher''s Guide • AKJ Books $78.00 1 $78.00

Materials cost

$477.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$552.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.54

Total project goal

$650.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$650.29

1 Donor

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

match offer

-$553.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$470.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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