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Ms. S. from New Brunswick NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Treasure Chest of Books

Help me give my students a gift of literature enriched books by Kevin Henkes and other award winning authors.

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic boys and girls who share my love of books. We gather together on the reading rug and read everyday after lunch. I teach both first and second grade students, ages six to eight. I am familiar with the learning needs of my students because I taught most of them when they were with me for first grade.

Many of my students live in low-income households where English is not the primary language.

All students in my school receive breakfast and lunch at no cost to their families.

My Project

Kevin Henkes is an author and illustrator of award winning picture books that are of high interest for beginning readers. His characters are mice with funny names like Wemberly, Shelia Rae and Chrysanthemum. The mice act like real children who go to school, play with toys and play trick on their friends.

The library starter books will be a much needed addition to my classroom library.

The stories will be read to my students during daily read aloud. Most of my students are with me for a second year and will be happy to have newer and a greater selection of books to choose from. Not only will they be read for enjoyment, but they can be used as mentor texts for writing and language arts activities.

Not only will these books be read by my current students, they will be treasured by others for many years to come.

Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Library Starter Books - Set of 13 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $123.21 1 $123.21
Kevin Henkes Books - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.51 1 $36.51

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