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Ms. Meinke from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Books for Little Readers

My students need fiction and nonfiction big books.

  • $369 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There is nothing more special than seeing the faces of 24 captivated kindergartners looking at you as you read their favorite book.

My students are just beginning to understand the world of text and text features.

They are working with their own books, listening to my read alouds and writing about books. I work as a kindergarten teacher in a start up charter school in Los Angeles. We offer rigorous curriculum and expect high learning goals through constructivism and exploration strategies. However, since we are new we are still building our bank of resources and materials to create the best learning environment for our students.

My Project

My students will use big books to have shared reading experiences with me and each other. Big books allow students to read along with the teacher and predict outcomes. Students will explore patterns found in books, rhythms, and discuss text features such as characters and settings. Big books offer a unique reading experience with the class because students can access the text easily. These books can easily offer differentiation for students and support English Language Learners.

Big books will impact the kindergartners in my classroom by supporting their curiosity and inspiring beginning readers.

Students in my classroom will remember the big books they have read for the rest of their lives- don't you?

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Ms. Meinke
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Napping House • Amazon $24.29 1 $24.29
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way big book • Amazon $24.29 1 $24.29
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon $22.83 1 $22.83
Little Blue Truck big book • Amazon $21.94 1 $21.94
Stellaluna - Oversize edition • Amazon $21.55 1 $21.55
Silly Sally (Big Book) • Amazon $21.53 1 $21.53
Up, Down, and Around Big Book (Big Books) • Amazon $20.87 1 $20.87
Walking Through the Jungle Big Book • Amazon $20.23 1 $20.23
Little Red Hen Big Book • Amazon $19.94 1 $19.94
Big Red Barn Big Book • Amazon $19.76 1 $19.76
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Big Book • Amazon $19.76 1 $19.76
Rainbow Fish Big Book • Amazon $18.95 1 $18.95

Materials cost

$255.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$313.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.27

Total project goal

$368.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$368.47

6 Donors

-$184.23

Donations toward project cost

-$156.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.63

match offer

-$184.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$156.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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