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Mrs. Cliffe from Richmond ME is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Crazy Kindergarteners Needing Larger Book Display!

My students need a larger book display to access books easier.

  • $379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students LOVE books! We just don't have the shelving available to display the inviting covers of the books we already have.

My 15 Kindergarten students live in a small town of 3800 people.

Our school consists of Pre-K through grade 5. Our families are mostly blue collar hard working people who support their school. Our school budget has taken a big hit over the past few years due to our economic crisis. This is our first year implementing an all day Kindergarten program and were fortunate enough to add another classroom and teacher to keep our class sizes to 15 students. I am that lucky teacher! :) I am an experienced educator who taught 4th grade for 12 years in this same school. I just don't have enough age appropriate furniture to give my students the best Kindergarten experience they deserve.

My Project

Currently I have one small book cart that displays books in our classroom library. It does not hold enough books to allow 15 students to make book choices at the same time. In addition I stand hard cover books on a small table to display more. They are always falling down, is easy to get "messy" (according to my 5 year olds), and isn't convenient for soft cover picture books. At this developmental age it is important to have book covers facing the children as opposed to their spines as in a traditional library. With a stand up, wooden book display my students would have easier access to more wonderful books. A book display shelf will promote the love of books for my students which is the foundation of their literacy adventure in years to come.

I am hoping you can help my students experience more books in their classroom!

They love books! To be able to showcase more covers can only encourage their love more! If my Kindergarteners come to school with a new book case filled with colorful, vivid stories to enjoy they will learn the importance of books in their lives.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DISPLAY LIBRARY GIANT KFK • School Specialty Inc. $245.94 1 $245.94

Materials cost

$245.94

Vendor shipping charges

$24.59

State sales tax

$12.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$321.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.74

Total project goal

$378.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$378.26

7 Donors

-$373.85

Donations toward project cost

-$321.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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