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Mrs. Simonetti-Benson from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, and More Books!

Help me give my students books in different genres for our classroom library!

  • $395 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of the students in my classroom have experienced trauma in their lives, and school is their safe place. They come to school to escape what is happening at home. My classroom serves students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder, and specific learning disabilities.

The typical student in my class struggles with basic phonemic awareness and letter recognition.

About 90% of my students are African American or Latino. The opportunity and achievement gaps are apparent among our student population.

My Project

I am requesting books for my classroom. And lots of books! I want to give my students the best classroom library possible. I want to give them books that they have never seen before. I want to give them stories that they can't wait to read. I want my students to have lots of variety and choices when they go to the classroom library.

My hope is that they choose to go to the library everyday because they are so excited about the new colorful, vibrant stories that are provided for them.

We have already learned how to handle books, now I want to give them the best books to read each day!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
City of Girls: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
What Do You Celebrate?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
It's not easy being Santa!: A Christmas tale! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Where Would Santa Go?: a Christmas adventure with the most famous world traveler • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Conviction • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Nightmare Before Christmas: 20th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Seeds and Trees: A children’s book about the power of words • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
One Day in December: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Squirrel's New Year's Resolution • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Spring is Here: A Bear and Mole Story • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Very Busy Spider: A Lift-the-Flap Book (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ten on the Sled • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Little House • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
The Grouchy Ladybug • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
The Night Before Election Day • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Christmas Cookie Day! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick! • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Night Before Groundhog Day • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before the Snow Day • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Littlest Elf (Littlest Series) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before the New Pet • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Littlest Witch (A Littlest Book) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $4.29 1 $4.29
Turkey Claus (Turkey Trouble) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Being Thankful (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Snow (Sunburst Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Littlest Reindeer (Littlest Series) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Littlest Pilgrim • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Little Critter: My Trip to the Science Museum • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Very Lonely Firefly (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Little Critter: Just a Big Storm • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Littlest Valentine (Littlest Series) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Littlest Mummy (The Littlest Series) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
The Night Before Hanukkah • Amazon Business $2.49 1 $2.49

Materials cost

$300.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$335.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.20

Total project goal

$394.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$394.67

1 Donor

-$131.56

Donations toward project cost

-$111.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.73

match offer

-$263.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$223.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.47

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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