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Ms. A. from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Authors of the Future!

My students need quality books for our classroom, a CD player, and a book binding machine so that they can become authors and illustrators of their own books.

  • $746 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The center is located in a culturally diverse area as well as all the surrounding neighborhoods. We embrace the learning that connects us together on a daily basis. The children in Preschool 1 are a group of eager and energetic three, four, and five year olds.

The children are captivated with books.

They love to read and listen to stories everyday. The teachers in the classroom take turns going to the local library and bring back different types of books for the children and they look forward to seeing the library bag every week.

I want to continue to grow their love for reading by expanding the library area in our classroom. As the famous Dr. Seuss said,

"The more you read, the more things you will know, the more you learn the more places you will go."

My Project

Reading is very vital to the first 2000 days of a young child's life. Giving children the vocabulary, phonological awareness, and an opportunity to use their imagination and enhance critical thinking is something that every parent and teacher should embrace. The children in my classroom love to read books. Every week the teaching teams share in utilizing the local library and selecting books for three, four, and five-year-olds. So, I thought why not expand the library that we have in our classroom by adding new books to our collect and a portable CD player to create a listening center as well, that they can listen to books on CD. Adding new authors such as Mo William who wrote, "Should I Share My Ice Cream" and adding familiar ones like Eric Carle who is famous for "Brown Bear Brown Bear what Do You See?" Another item that I am asking for in this donation is a bookbinding machine, which will give the children an opportunity to become authors and illustrators. Reading their own book is the beginning of learning to read. They will be able to use their narrative skills, letter recognition, and print awareness.This will prepare them for kindergarten.

The teaching team in this classroom wants the love of books to continue through their young life and beyond!

I want them to be able to see their hard work bound together like the books that they read. A child's best way of learning is by hands-on experiences.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marigold 12" Perfect Document Glue Thermal Binding Machine Book, Thermal Binder (TB200) • Amazon Business $95.00 1 $95.00
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
FF289 - Best-Buy Storage Center Only • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
It Looked Like Spilt Milk • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
One • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Mixed-Up Chameleon • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Boo Who? • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
The Grouchy Ladybug (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Pinkalicious • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Elmer (Elmer Books) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Peterrific (Pinkalicious) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
The Little House Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
It's Okay to Make Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Family Book • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
I Wish You More • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Fellowes 52222 Thermal Binding System Covers, 60-Sheet Cap, 11 x 8 1/2, Clear/White (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Stone Soup - Audio (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Duck on a Bike (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Abiyoyo • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dem Bones • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Abiyoyo Returns • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Thankful Book • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me: Miniature Edition (The World of Eric Carle Miniature Edition) • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
At the Dentist (Healthy Teeth) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Dentist (First Time) • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
A House for Hermit Crab • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
Curious George Visits the Dentist • Amazon Business $3.03 1 $3.03

Materials cost

$594.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$633.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.86

Total project goal

$745.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$745.74

4 Donors

-$372.87

Donations toward project cost

-$316.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.93

match offer

-$372.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$316.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.93

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$0.00

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