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Ms. Stanga from Ponchatoula LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book In Every Child's Hands

Help me give my students Books are necessary for learning. Although technology is extremely important in our world, young children’s imaginations are sparked first by the magic of picture books.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 7-8 year old students are so enthusiastic about learning and reading. This group of kids bring a smile to my face because of their love of reading! Our district uses novels to teach these amazing kids to read. They do not have textbooks, as we did when we were in school. They actually get to read novels, which is wonderful. They would all like to hold their own book in their hands. The sad issue is that our students are not provided with a book of their own, which is disappointing to them.

My Project

Books are necessary for learning. Although technology is extremely important in our world, young children’s imaginations are sparked first by the magic of picture books. Our district is extremely limited with funds so some books are provided but not one for each child to hold and cherish. My goal is to put a piece of authentic literature into each child’s hand. I want them to feel ownership of the story that they’re reading. These books will help them become better readers and help them understand the written word. With each child having their own book, it will also save time in our classroom so we will have time for other things that are just as important like music and art.

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Ms. Stanga
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Treasure Island • AKJ Education $5.07 4 $20.28
Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pete the Cat and the New Guy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Tortoise and the Hare • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Wall • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Guess How Much I Love You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
American Tall Tales • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Wild, Wild Wolves • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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