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Ms. Skoczylas from Kinston NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Are Essential!

Help me give my students new reading materials to enjoy during this pandemic!

  • $1,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the librarian at a Title I school. My students are wonderful, sweet children who love to learn and love reading. My students come from a variety of backgrounds, but most are from low-income homes. Many of my students do not have any reading materials in their home other than the library books they bring home from school. As you can imagine, the current pandemic has prevented many students from having reading materials to enjoy during this pandemic. Although many took books home from the school library before the school was closed, that was over six weeks ago, and I know they are in need of a new material. In addition, many of our students are without internet service, and therefore, they cannot read ebooks.

Funding this project will help provide my students with paperback books to read during this pandemic.

Books are an essential item for a child's education, and I would love to be able to provide my students with new books for them to enjoy during this difficult situation.

My Project

My students are in desperate need of new reading materials. Many did not bring any books home with them to read when the schools abruptly closed, and those who did bring books home are in need of new materials. These paperback books will be gifted to students who do not have reading materials in their homes. These books will be used to supplement remote learning and foster a love of reading.

Reading is an essential skill that our students need in order to succeed in school and out of school.

Books play a vital role in the success of our students, and this project will help prevent the dreaded summer slide that happens to many students in low-income areas. These books are especially important now since it will be many more months until students are allowed back in school to use our library.

Ms. Skoczylas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Complete Mercer Mayer Collection $92.68 1 $92.68
The Berenstain Bears Classic Collection (Box Set) (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story) $24.49 3 $73.47
Teen Titans GO! Box Set Cover Image may vary $18.71 3 $56.13
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 $26.95 2 $53.90
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) $52.40 1 $52.40
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) $39.98 1 $39.98
World of Reading Avengers Boxed Set: Level 1 (World of Reading (2)) $12.99 3 $38.97
Narwhal and Jelly Box Set (Books 1, 2, 3, AND Poster) (A Narwhal and Jelly Book) $11.99 3 $35.97
Artemis Fowl 3-book Paperback Boxed Set (Artemis Fowl, Books 1-3) $17.76 2 $35.52
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 $31.49 1 $31.49
Biscuit's Neighborhood: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (My First I Can Read) $14.99 2 $29.98
Warriors: Omen of the Stars Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6 $21.49 1 $21.49
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) $21.00 1 $21.00
My Favorite Berenstain Bears Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) $17.99 1 $17.99
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #1: Amelia Bedelia Hit the Books (I Can Read Level 2) $17.99 1 $17.99
Meet the Glimmer Girls Box Set (Faithgirlz / Glimmer Girls) $17.99 1 $17.99
The Boxcar Children Mysteries Books 5-8 (Boxcar Children)) $15.99 1 $15.99
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #2: Books Are a Ball (I Can Read Level 1) $15.99 1 $15.99
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti/Mystery of the Maya/House of Danger (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-6) (Box Set 1) $15.79 1 $15.79
Fancy Nancy: The Wonderful World of Fancy Nancy: 4 Books in 1 Box Set! $7.49 2 $14.98
My Weird School Collection: Books 1 to 4 $13.49 1 $13.49
The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set: Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again! $13.49 1 $13.49
World of Reading Star Wars Boxed Set: Level 2 $12.99 1 $12.99
Disney Princess Reading Adventures Disney Princess Level 1 Boxed Set $9.99 1 $9.99

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