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Mrs. Kaelin from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, and More Books

My students need interesting and entertaining books at a variety of reading levels.

  • $579 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am beginning a new position working with incoming Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students from various classes at my school. I will be working with these students in a Literacy Lab to develop and refine essential reading skills. The Literacy Lab will immerse students in a variety of literacy activities everyday, including reading, writing, phonics, phonemic awareness, and comprehension.

When students are able to identify new letters and sounds they experience a new sense of pride.

They are so excited when they can read and write a new word. Help me foster this love of reading and writing in these young minds.

My Project

I am beginning a Literacy Lab at my school and am requesting books for this project.

I am hoping to build a library in the literacy lab that will encourage my students to love reading.

In order to do this I need books on a variety of topics and reading levels. I will teach my students to love and care for our library. Throughout their time in the lab students will be given opportunities to read with me, a parent volunteer, or through independent practice. Guided reading groups will also play a large role in helping students build those essential literacy skills.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of interesting topics at their own independent reading level. The best way to increase a student's reading ability is to read more, and these books will help my students develop into strong readers.

Mrs. Kaelin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Community Helpers, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
Weather, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
Animals, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
GG837 - Alphabet Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Little Critter: Bedtime Storybook Boxed Set: 5 Favorite Critter Tales! • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.94 1 $5.94
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter) • Amazon Business $3.41 1 $3.41
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $3.39 1 $3.39
I Like Bugs • Kaplan Early Learning Company $3.39 1 $3.39
Biscuit's Day at the Farm - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $3.39 1 $3.39
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map • Amazon Business $3.28 1 $3.28
I Was So Mad (Little Critter) (Look-Look) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Just Me and My Puppy (A Little Critter Book) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Being Thankful (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter) • Amazon Business $3.12 1 $3.12
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.77 1 $2.77

Materials cost

$423.91

Vendor shipping charges

$31.70

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$491.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.82

Total project goal

$578.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$578.79

6 Donors

-$480.27

Donations toward project cost

-$421.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.54

match offer

-$82.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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