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Mrs. Sansom from Duncanville TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bins Make Finding Books Easier

My students need book bins for picture books. Book bins arranged by topic, series, and authors will make it easier for young readers to find the "just-right" book for them.

  • $513 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school in a suburb of Dallas. Students always come to the library excited about the opportunity to check out books. Many are eager to share what they've learned from the nonfiction books they've read, and are equally excited over fiction books. We are in our second year at a new building, with an awesome library. Students visit the library every two weeks for lessons and to choose new books, but it is not unusual for 25 or more students to come back each week to exchange their books. Students enjoy coming to the library, and teachers are eager to send them.

My Project

Young readers really do judge a book by it's cover! They often have trouble finding books that interest them. Currently, our picture book section is arranged in the traditional spine-out, alphabetical order. That system is difficult for beginning readers to select their books. We would like to use bins to display the books face-out in attractive and colorful bins, and arrange them by topics, series, and popular authors.

Getting students excited about books and reading is what the library is all about!

When students choose a book they are truly interested in, they are inspired to read. Arranging the library books in this way will also enable students to become independent library users. They will no longer have to depend on the librarian or teacher to help them find books on the topic they want.

Mrs. Sansom
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Tot Tutors Kids' Primary Colors Large Storage Bins, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $19.99 20 $399.80

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