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  • $740 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bertin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Believe in Reading! It Opens Young Minds to the World

My students need a classroom library in order to develop their pre-reading skills and develop a love of books.

My Students

Hello!

I'd like to introduce you to my Pre-Kindergarten students.

My students are from a diverse background of Vietnamese, Hispanic, and Mexican cultures. My students are ages 4 and 5 with great personalities and diverse interests. They are curious and full of energy.

My students are mostly from low socio-economic backgrounds and our school is a Title I school. We are a bilingual population. My students love to learn and so do their parents, but with limited resources and lack of materials such as books at home, it can be a challenge.

My Project

We need your help. My class loves being read to and some are already learning to read on their own. Yes, even though they are only 4 and 5 years old. But, we have a big problem, you see. We do not have books in our classroom. Our school does not have a lot of money and the teacher before me took all the books home with her. So we are left with an empty library area.

I have done the best I could to buy books here and there.

Yet, it still remains that we have virtually no books in the classroom. The school librarian tried to help but gave us her old books from 1960s! Not appealing to our young minds who need fresh current books with beautiful and inviting covers. Print motivation is one of the six pre-reading skills and without appealing books for our young minds, they will miss out on such an important skill.

I know exactly where the books will go. I have created a beautiful library space with bright inviting colors. I have book shelves ready to receive concept books, picture books, nonfiction, and all books donated to our project. These books will be loved, explored, and most importantly - read!

We are so grateful for this donation and will treasure the love of reading always.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dust, Sweep, & Mop Play Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Set (14 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See Felt Set (11 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
I Love My White Shoes Felt Set (12 Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes - Hardback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
Over in the Jungle A Rainforest Rhyme • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
The Hello, Goodbye Window • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Just In Case A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
1-2-3 Peas • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mr. Wuffles! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack An Alphabetical Adventure • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Kitten's First Full Moon (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
LMNO Peas • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
It Looked Like Spilt Milk • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Mouse Shapes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Uh-Oh! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Elmer • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Los diez puntos negros/ Ten Black Dots • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Vincent's Colors Words And Pictures by Vincent Van Gogh • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
On Beyond Zebra! • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Clic, Clac, Plif, Plaf / Click, Clack, Splish, Splash • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Alphatales • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Hardcover • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.49 1 $8.49
Who is the Beast - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.64 1 $7.64
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ten Apples up on Top! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dr. Seuss's ABC • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Alphabet Tree (Paperback) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.79 1 $6.79
Fish Eyes - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.79 1 $6.79
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.94 1 $5.94
Sheep In A Jeep - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.94 1 $5.94
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.94 1 $5.94
Make Way for Ducklings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Alphabet Tree • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Snowy Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jamberry Board Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Crayons Talk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Round is a Mooncake A Book of Shapes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bear in a Square • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Biggest Bear • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Shapes • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Over in the Ocean In a Coral Reef • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Ten Little Ladybugs • AKJ Education $5.69 1 $5.69
Chicka Chicka ABC • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Greedy Triangle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Mouse Count • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Time of Wonder • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Over in the Meadow • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Just A Little Bit • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Chickens on the Move • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Triangle (Shapes) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Circle (Shapes) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Numbers (Illustrated Early Learning) • AKJ Education $2.40 1 $2.40
Letters (Illustrated Early Learning ) • AKJ Education $2.25 1 $2.25
Red Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Purple Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Silver and Gold Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
White Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Yellow Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Black Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Blue Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Why Are Animals Yellow? • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Why Are Animals Purple? • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Why Are Animals Orange? • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Lemons Are Not Red • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Brown Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Gray Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Green Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Orange Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Pink Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$589.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$628.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.90

Total project goal

$739.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$739.35

3 Donors

-$338.22

Donations toward project cost

-$314.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

match offer

-$369.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$314.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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