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Mrs. Berndt from Lake Orion MI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place for Big Books and Bigger Thoughts

My students need a display unit to store their big books.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Our classroom is a place where first graders take responsibility for their own learning. My students explore literacy and problem solving skills in a cooperative community.

Every day, my budding readers discover new ideas about text through the use of interactive read alouds with super sized books. They follow along and hang on every word, connecting text to thought. They ask to revisit favorite books and confirm new thinking, but our big books do not have an accessible place to live in our classroom. Their size makes them perfect for teaching a whole group but impossible to contain on a regular shelf. A simple big book storage box would make a world of difference.

If we had an accessible spot for these jumbo stories, my kids could grab a favorite whenever they were motivated to revisit a particular text. They could take the initiative, like they do in the rest of their learning, to look for answers on their own.

Your contribution will allow students to interact independently with a variety of great books. It will allow them the all important factor of choice and will bring excitement to their reading lives. Students will select familiar big books, gather in a circle of friends, and get lost in a story. Thank you for your consideration.

Mrs. Berndt
Grades PreK-2

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DISPLAY UNIT BIG BOOK • Childcraft, Inc. $154.99 1 $154.99

Materials cost

$154.99

Vendor shipping charges

$15.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$181.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.91

Total project goal

$221.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.72

3 Donors

-$221.72

Donations toward project cost

-$181.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.91

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$0.00

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