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Ms. Mensch from Garfield NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books Are Needed!

My students need books to read! We are all emergent readers who are in need of books to help us improve our reading skills!

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book. —Frank Serafini

The majority of my students cannot wait to start reading!

The students in my classroom are from a high poverty area where their parents work long hours to provide for them. Many of the students stay for an extended day which includes before and after care. With the proper reading materials, not only will they be learning, but they will be having fun as well! The typical school day consists of a morning meeting, math, language arts and reading. The students also have specials (gym, art, etc.) and science and social studies in a general education classroom. We have many different centers to explore such as math, literacy, play kitchen, toys and games.

My Project

Many of my students are just starting to read and become interested in books. These new books will become part of our classroom library and will be of great interest to the students. Our classroom library right now is very small and does not adequately provide enough reading materials or enough reading levels for all of my students.

This project will have a huge impact on my students!

Our classroom library is currently too small and does not provide enough books or proper reading levels for my students. These new books will help get my students get interested in picking up a book and learning to read for the first time.

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Ms. Mensch
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 14 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let''s Look at Fall • AKJ Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Ted''s Party Bus • AKJ Books $16.50 1 $16.50
Pirate Pete • AKJ Books $16.50 1 $16.50
Snow • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Long Night Moon • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Pictures from Our Vacation • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Snow • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
In November Cynthia Rylant, Jill Kastner (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Snow Music • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Pip & Squeak • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Just For You! • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Little Rabbit Lost • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
One Little Flower Girl • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
A Birthday for Cow! • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
I''m Not Invited? Diana Cain Bluthenthal, Diana Cain Bluthent • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
When It Starts to Snow • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Changing Seasons • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Spring Is Here • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
The Secret Birthday Message Eric Carle, Robin Roberts, Eric • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Surprise Party • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Wedding, The • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Ready for Winter • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Tell-A-Bunny • AKJ Books $5.39 1 $5.39
Flower Garden • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Fall • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Max''s Birthday • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fall • AKJ Books $4.59 1 $4.59
Spring • AKJ Books $4.59 1 $4.59
Snow is Falling • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit''s Snowy Day • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Fall Leaves Aaron Jasinski, Aaron Jasinski (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Snowball Soup • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Surprise for a Princess • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s Birthday • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Big Surprise • AKJ Books $2.88 1 $2.88
What Can I Do When It Rains? • AKJ Books $2.88 1 $2.88
Celebrating Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks - 4531 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55

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