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Mrs. Schneider from Waterloo WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Author Studies Build a Love of Reading in First Grade

My students need rich, familiar literature with artistic illustrations to make reading enjoyable and exciting.

  • $848 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious, active, and motivated first graders. They come to school each day ready to take on the world, and learn everything new they can. Although there is a diverse skill level in the area of literacy, they are all energetic learners and focused on improving their reading levels. They love to settle in and quietly read from their book boxes or bookshelf, and choose new books to challenge themselves. Reading to self is a preferred time of every day.

My Project

As first grade students become independent readers, it's important to get them hooked on reading. A series or familiar author and characters can increase skills like character analysis, plot, themes, and story elements. Students can begin to make connections between favorite authors and characters in preferred series.

During our Daily 5 instruction, students practice reading for fluency and expression while reading to self and reading to a partner.

Having books with characters that students love and are familiar with can grow their love of reading. I want my students to enjoy reading and develop into lifelong readers. Having books by these familiar authors with those beloved, familiar characters will give the opportunity to connect illustrations to text, practice fluency and comprehension, and be enthusiastic readers.

Mrs. Schneider
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant and Piggie (17 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $127.08 1 $127.08
Pete the Cat (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $50.09 1 $50.09
Leo Lionni (6 Books) • AKJ Education $35.87 1 $35.87
Favorite Author Study - Eric Carle (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.16 1 $26.16
Favorite Author Study - Leo Lionni (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
The Nonsense Show • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Leaf Man • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Scraps Book Notes from a Colorful Life • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Tap the Magic Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Love • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
A Pair of Socks: Matching • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) An Elephant and Piggie Book • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Thank You Book • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Foolish Tortoise • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A House for Hermit Crab • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Eric Carle's Animals Animals • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
From Head to Toe • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Frederick • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hello, Red Fox • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Market Day A Story Told with Folk Art • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Draw Me a Star • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pancakes, Pancakes! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Tiny Seed • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
An Extraordinary Egg • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Inch by Inch • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fish is Fish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
It's Mine! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Alphabet Tree • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Little Blue and Little Yellow • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Matthew's Dream • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Feathers For Lunch • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fish Eyes A Book You Can Count On • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Snowballs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Planting a Rainbow • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Eating the Alphabet Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna Una Leyenda Peruana / a Peruvian Folktale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
On My Beach There Are Many Pebbles • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chicka Chicka ABC • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Rooster's Off to See the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Very Lonely Firefly • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Very Busy Spider • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$680.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$720.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.11

Total project goal

$847.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$847.40

2 Donors

-$727.04

Donations toward project cost

-$720.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$120.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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