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Ms. Shaw from Jasper FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Shelf in Need of Books

My students need a classroom library that has fiction and non fiction books. They also need a library that has many different genre, authors, and levels for each student to reach their potentials.

  • $554 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, they come to school ready to learn.

My students love to read and love choosing books off our shelves to read.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and 100 percent of our receive a free lunch. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

My students are becoming great readers! They love to read books and listen to other people read them books. First grade is such an important year for these kids because they truly learn how to read. I want to be able to provide every possible opportunity I can to encourage my students to read.

Reading takes us to wonderful places and different worlds; it allows us to be anyone and anywhere we want.

I want my students to feel that magic of reading and to really enjoy what they are reading. My class would truly benefit from nonfiction leveled readers.

I am requesting fiction and nonfiction leveled books to offer a wide variety of reading options in our classroom library. I have a leveled reading book program in my classroom that allows students to take books home to read each night. Nonfiction books are just as important for students to read as they are based on historical facts and off the ability to reach out to students who yearn to read subjects of a different variety. It gives them an opportunity to read real text on their level. They learn even more from what they read.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 1 Classic Grade Level Library (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $252.57 1 $252.57
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 1 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $69.17 1 $69.17
Grade 1 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $58.27 1 $58.27
Journeys Grade 1 Unit 6- Three Cheers for Us! (6 Books) • AKJ Education $31.76 1 $31.76
Series Sampler - Mercy Watson (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41

Materials cost

$434.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$470.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.06

Total project goal

$553.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.75

2 Donors

-$140.00

Donations toward project cost

-$119.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

match offer

-$413.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$351.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.06

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$0.00

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