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Ms. Koch from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding a Fun and Exciting Library

My students need chapter books, printer ink and pens to heighten their reading skills.

  • $335 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at my school are considered to be from areas with the lowest socioeconomic status. They often come from single parent households. Older students have the responsibility of helping raise their younger siblings. They do not have the funds to purchase reading materials. Students are lacking in basic reading skills and are several years behind when it comes to reading levels. Finding materials that interest them is a challenge. These students need encouragement to read about current and interesting topics that they have interest in!

My Project

As a reading teacher, my job is to improve reading ability in struggling students. Students who read fun and entertaining books show vast improvement. This project would add beloved characters and stories that will boost reading ability in students who do not have means financially to get their own books.

Students also love to write about their favorite adventures they read about.

Students who write in vivid ink (pens and computer ink requested) can express themselves and thus creating the desire and skills to improve writing. Writing and reading go hand in hand to create better students and improve literacy.

Some books I am requesting are: The Encyclopedia Brown Series, Skippy Jones and more.

Literacy is a life long skill that is essential in life. Help me build my students' literacy so they will be successful in life.

Ms. Koch
Grades 3-5
  • Preclarus Mastery Academy
  • Saint Louis, MO
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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GREENBOX Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement For Canon PG-245XL 245 XL CL-246XL 246 XL (1 Black+1 Tri-Color) High Yield For Canon PIXMA MX492 MG2920 MG2520 IP2820 MG2420 MG2922 MG2924 Printer • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Pentel Arts Sign Pen Touch, Fude Brush Tip, 12 Assorted Colors in Marker Stand (SES15CPC12) • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Staedtler Color Pen Set, Set of 36 Assorted Colors (Triplus Fineliner Pens) • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack - Clorox Disinfecting Wipes plus Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers, 3 Pack (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set (4 Books) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Staedtler Duo color Markers (320C36JBLU) 36 pc. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pete the Cat Storybook Collection: 7 Groovy Stories! • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Pilot Precise V5 Roller Ball Stick Pen, 0.5mm Extra Fine, Assorted Inks, Pack of 7 (PIL26015) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Skippyjon Jones Shape Up • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Skippyjon Jones: Color Crazy • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Up, Up, and Away! (Skippyjon Jones) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Two Spies • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of Pablos Nose • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Skippyjon Jones: Up and Down • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Disgusting Sneakers • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Treasure Hunt (Encyclopedia Brown #17) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Encyclopedia Brown Sets The Pace • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Midnight Visitor • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Eagles • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Encyclopedia Brown Shows the Way • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Encyclopedia Brown Tracks Them Down • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Great Bean Caper (Skippyjon Jones) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
Pete the Cat: Snow Daze (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.31 1 $3.31

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