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Mrs. Bock from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books! Books! Books! Did I say books?

Help me give my students a variety of “just right” books to use for many years.

  • $422 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a Title I school which has a growing Hispanic and Burmese population. I have a diverse and wonderful classroom of 22 second graders. Sixteen of my 21 students speak limited English and 4 students speak no English. I have 3 students who have special needs. I love them all!

I am reminded daily of the limited background my students have of their environment.

The students come from hard-working families. My students work hard everyday to overcome the many obstacles in their lives. They need someone who cares about THEM and their learning.

My Project

We are using the Lucy Calkins Reading Workshop program where the children read independently for a length of time. I have children who are just learning our English language and I also have students who are struggling readers for various reasons. My current classroom library is not equipped with the “just right” books for my children. I want to provide books that my students can pick up, read, and begin to grow in their confidence and their love of reading!

Kids need to read books that they can both decode (read the words) and comprehend (understand the meaning).

We call this a “just right” book, or a book that is at the child's instructional level.

“Just right” books will challenge but not overly frustrate a child. Children are motivated by and can learn from a wide range of text levels. The more just “right books” a child reads, the better reader he or she will become!

Mrs. Bock
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Usborne My First Reading Library 50 Books Set Collection - Read At Home • Amazon Business $56.55 1 $56.55
Childrens Learn to Read Books Lot 60 - First Grade Set + Reading Strategies NEW Buyer's Choice • Amazon Business $26.31 1 $26.31
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are "Just Right" for Young Readers • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Danny and the Dinosaur and Friends: Level One Box Set: 8 Favorite I Can Read Books! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels E & F: 16 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Little Critter Collector's Quintet: Critters Who Care, Going to the Firehouse, This Is My Town, Going to the Sea Park, To the Rescue (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
My Favorite Berenstain Bears Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level D: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Levels E & F: 16 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Levels E-F: 12 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Pete the Cat: Big Reading Adventures: 5 Far-Out Books in 1 Box! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Bob Books Set 5- Long Vowels • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
World of Reading Disney Princess Level 1 Boxed Set • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
My First BOB Books: Pre-Reading Skills • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Pinkalicious Phonics Box Set (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Disney Princess Reading Adventures Disney Princess Level 1 Boxed Set • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
World of Reading Marvel Meet the Super Heroes! (Pre-Level 1 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Fancy Nancy Take-Along Storybook Set: 5 Storybook Adventures • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
World of Reading Avengers Boxed Set: Level 1 • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
World of Reading: Disney Junior Five Tales of Fun! (Level 1 Reader Bindup) • Amazon Business $6.27 1 $6.27
Bob Books Set 4 - Complex Words • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$319.43

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$358.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.21

Total project goal

$421.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$421.42

4 Donors

-$198.60

Donations toward project cost

-$179.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$209.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$178.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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