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Ms. Holowis from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Growing Library for Growing Minds!

My students need more books in our classroom library to expand their literacy skills and love of reading!

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in the School District of Philadelphia, I take on many roles to support my students. Some days it feels like I wear too many hats to balance on my head all at once! I work hard for them so that at the end of the day, I can say that I have done everything in my power to support my scholars.

All of my students deserve to feel supported and successful in their learning during their time at school.

I teach kindergarten in a Title 1 school so all of my students receive free breakfast and lunch each day. They are also eligible for school support programs such as the Ronald McDonald Dental Mobile. The diverse population of my school means that many of my students are learning English as their second language. All of my kindergartners have expressed their love of school and learning and I know they would appreciate any gift that could benefit our classroom.

My Project

The Literacy Block model at my school suggests at least three read aloud stories per day as well as independent reading time for students on a daily basis.

Our current classroom library is very small and does not give the students much variety.

Many of the books I selected will allow me to plan for thematic units to build my students' learning through intentional read aloud time and provide them with more variety when they are searching for books that they want to learn to read on their own! Books such as "Pete the Cat" and "No, David!" are exciting to my students and will promote their growing interest in reading and the world of books!

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
This Is Not My Hat • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
Love Monster and the Perfect Present • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
The Three Ninja Pigs • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Love Monster • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
No, David! • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
We Found a Hat • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
If You Give a Moose a Muffin • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Love Monster and the Scary Something • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
David Goes To School • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
David Gets In Trouble • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Horton Hears a Who! • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Pete the Cat and the New Guy • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Owen (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Monster Trouble! • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It's Mine! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
An Extraordinary Egg • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Swimmy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Color of His Own • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
100th Day Worries • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
The Three Little Fish And The Big Bad Shark • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Pete the Cat's Got Class • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Substitute Groundhog • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts About Weather and Groundhogs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Groundhog Gets a Say • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The Night Before Kindergarten • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
Kindergarten Rocks! • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

Materials cost

$470.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.60

Total project goal

$597.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.36

5 Donors

-$597.36

Donations toward project cost

-$507.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.60

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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