You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mr. Akin from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Author Study and Big Books for PRE-K

My students need fun and exciting books by Mo Willems and the Pete the Cat series that they can use and read on a daily basis.

  • $483 goal

This project expired on August 3, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I work with are primarily from lower income, single parent families. They often have to deal with some heavy life experiences. As such, the social and emotional needs of my students is high. My students may be 4-5 years old, but the language they use and choice of hobbies are often closer to that of a teenager. These children are trained well in the ways of their neighborhood. A prevailing thought in this community is that school is an unpleasant thing, and teachers are thought of to be controlling and mean. These issues manifest themselves in numerous ways with my students.

My main goals working with this population is to help enable students to deal with the social and emotional aspects of their world, and to help each child foster a love of learning.

That love will come from being exposed to experiences and materials that are interesting to the child.

My Project

My students need fun and exciting books by Mo Willems and the Pete the Cat series that they can use and read on a daily basis. The purpose of these books are two fold. First and foremost, the books will be used to create a literacy rich environment for students. The books will be added to our classroom library where students will have access to them throughout the day. The second purpose of the books is to allow us to do an author study where we dive deeper into an author's work, exploring the common themes, settings, moral dilemmas, etc.

By giving students access to age appropriate books, we help develop early literacy skills while creating learners who value and have an interest in books.

It is my hope as a teacher that by promoting reading through fun and interesting books, students will develop a love of reading and storytelling. The love of books is beneficial throughout one's entire life, and there is no better time to foster that love then when they are young.

Mr. Akin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Akin is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Silly Sally (Big Book) • Amazon Business $26.35 1 $26.35
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Big Book • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
It Looked Like Spilt Milk Big Book • Amazon Business $24.17 1 $24.17
Up, Down, and Around Big Book (Big Books) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Anno's Counting Book Big Book • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
A Busy Creature's Day Eating • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Nanette's Baguette • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Pete the Cat and the New Guy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pete the Cat: The Petes Go Marching • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Time to Pee! • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57

Materials cost

$374.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.44

Total project goal

$482.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.92

4 Donors

-$241.46

Donations toward project cost

-$205.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.22

match offer

-$241.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$205.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Kansas City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3592627],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3121770,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/author-study-and-big-books-for-pre-k/3121770/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":17,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Akin","authorIds":{"3592627":{"owner":"Mr. Akin","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3121770],"proposalHash":"822477487","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3592627_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1485874754067","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20769691,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":3592627,"schoolCounty":"Jackson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}