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Mrs. Bernardin from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Balls, Balls, Balls

Help me give my students interesting and age appropriate books that relate to our study about balls!

  • $247 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello donors! I am a special education teacher in a blended and co-taught preschool classroom. Our classroom is in a public school located on the lower west side of Chicago. This is my students' first time in school!

I teach 3-year-olds who have special needs.

The curriculum that I use is play-based and requires a lot of materials for each study and center! Each center in the classroom needs materials that will allow students to develop social, motor, language and academic skills. I try and provide students with new materials that challenge their play and social learning.

My Project

My students love balls! We use balls to explore science, math, literacy, and arts. We need books about balls for independent and whole group read aloud!

In my preschool classroom I teach my students to have a love of books and reading.

It is important to provide them with books on many different subjects and that relate to our focus of the month. This requires an extensive classroom library that I want to provide for my students.

In preschool students use books to develop many skills. Students share books with friends and take turns turning pages. This helps to develop social skills. Students talk about what they see in pictures to help develop verbal skills and label items. Verbal skills are so important to preschoolers who are learning to talk to each other and to teachers!

Mrs. Bernardin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ronaldo: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Cristiano Ronaldo - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Messi: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Lionel Messi - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
My First Book of Basketball: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) (Sports Illustrated Kids Rookie Books) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Ball Book: Footballs, Meatballs, Eyeballs & More Balls! • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) (Sports Illustrated Kids Rookie Books) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My First Book of Baseball: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My First Book of Soccer: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) (Sports Illustrated Kids Rookie Books) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My First Book of Hockey: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
How to Win the World Cup in Pajamas: Mental Toughness for Kids (Grow Grit Series) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas: Mental Toughness for Kids (Grow Grit Series) • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
How Far Will It Bounce?: My Blue Ball (How High Will It Fly) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
ABCs of Balls • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
First Source to Volleyball: Rules, Equipment, and Key Playing Tips (First Sports Source) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$176.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$209.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.93

Total project goal

$246.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$246.18

1 Donor

-$123.09

Donations toward project cost

-$104.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.46

match offer

-$123.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$104.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.46

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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