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Ms. Gatchalian
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Big Books for Little Learners

Help me give my students big books to build a great big love for reading.

My Students

We are a school in Richmond, CA that consists of predominantly low-income students from working class families. I have taught kindergarten in Richmond for 5 years in the hopes of supporting students in building a strong educational foundation to set them up for future academic success. This year, I noticed that many of my incoming kindergartners had very little print awareness, and a significant number had difficulty knowing how to handle and use a book.

My students deserve access to a print rich environment that will foster an interest in literature and a love for reading.

With your support, we will be able to provide students with this stepping stone toward literary success.

My Project

While I have been fortunate enough to have received some book donations, my Big Book library is in need of expansion. Kindergartners love big books for many reasons. They're large enough for the whole class to see without straining, they're fun to read, and they are almost the same size of some of my students! Big books also provide a large visual when learning print concepts that help students develop print awareness.

Print awareness, the "understanding of the nature and uses of print," is IMPERATIVE for students to become successful readers and for them to develop a love for reading.

Before children learn to read, they must first know how books work.

With some guidance, they've gotten to the stage of pre-reading where they can hold a book and turn pages, but I would like to continue to develop these fundamental skills, as well as nurture a love for literature and reading.

Your support will have BIG impact on my little learners.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ987 - Classic Birch Magnetic Write & Wipe Big Book Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
RA730X - Big Book Favorites - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $155.00 1 $155.00
BK415X - Big Book Favorites- Set3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
BK830X - Math Big Book Favorites • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 1 $125.00

Materials cost

$728.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$835.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.45

Total project goal

$982.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$982.98

1 Donor

-$982.98

Donations toward project cost

-$835.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.45

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$0.00

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This project will reach 25 students.

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