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  • $1,333 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Anderson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books, Books, Books! Help Build Our Readers Workshop

My students need books such as The Mercy Watson Collections and the Scaredy Squirrel series. They need great read-aloud texts and a variety of levels and genres of books in their hands to help improve literacy in our classroom.

My Students

Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. - Cesar Chavez

In my school and classroom, children are taught through two languages (Spanish and English).

The majority of our students are English language learners that come from a low-income background. Regardless of this, they succeed to their greatest potential each day. I find that the more they are held to a higher standard the more they break every barrier standing in their way. I believe that instilling a love for reading will set these children up for success far beyond their first grade year.

My Project

We are a school that is still growing. Each year we will add one grade to our elementary school. Last year, was our first year to have a first grade, and this coming year is the first year for our second grade and so it will continue each year until we are full. As a fairly new school, we need supplies, but more importantly, we need books in our classroom. I want the children to fall in love with a book that speaks to them. To fully teach all of the comprehension skills necessary to read across genres, we need a variety of read-aloud material, shared reading texts, and books on the children's levels. I would love to let the children "shop" for books each week so that we are constantly changing out the books in their book bags. These books will go home and come back as well. This is very important for success, as many of the children do not have books at home or parents who are able to read with them.

Giving children the tools they need to grow a passion for reading, is something that I value greatly.

I know that instilling love of learning through reading will give them a confidence that will stay with them throughout school. I also know that with these books, they will become incredibly strong in their first language, helping to foster independence and growth in their second language.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Childcraft First Grade Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Library Set (Set of 55) • Amazon $226.47 1 $226.47
Grade 1 Classic Grade Level Library (30 bk set) • AKJ Books $134.33 1 $134.33
K-1 Exemplar Poetry (8 bk set) • AKJ Books $67.99 1 $67.99
2-3 Exemplar Informational Texts (8 bk set) • AKJ Books $56.89 1 $56.89
Flyt 25 Pack White Magazine File Holder Rack Case • Amazon $23.99 2 $47.98
Grade 1 Nonfiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $41.32 1 $41.32
Kevin Henkes (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $38.44 1 $38.44
Grade 1 $mart $et Nonfiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $25.00 1 $25.00
Grade 2 $mart $et Nonfiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $25.00 1 $25.00
Bargain Books Early Science, Nature & NF K-1 (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $20.00 1 $20.00
Bees up Close/Las Abejas Katie Franks, Pilar Sanz (Translato • AKJ Books $16.50 1 $16.50
Sue MacDonald Had a Book • Amazon $15.12 1 $15.12
Clark the Shark • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Clark the Shark Dares to Share • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Moo! • Amazon $12.86 1 $12.86
Wumbers • Amazon $12.73 1 $12.73
The Three Ninja Pigs • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Ralph Tells a Story • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Scaredy Squirrel at Night Melanie Watt, Melanie Watt (Illust • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend Melanie Watt, Melanie Watt ( • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
I'm Here • Amazon $12.33 1 $12.33
Favorite Series Sampler - National Geographic Readers (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $11.81 1 $11.81
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
I Want My Hat Back • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
The Mercy Watson Collection Volume II: #3 Mercy Watson Fight • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
The Mercy Watson Collection • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
The Mercy Watson Collection • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Sky Color (Creatrilogy) • Amazon $10.56 1 $10.56
Sharks! • AKJ Books $10.15 3 $30.45
Luke on the Loose Harry Bliss (Artist), Harry Bliss • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Stinky Eleanor Davis (Artist), Eleanor Davis • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon $9.44 1 $9.44
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon $8.79 1 $8.79
The Dot • Amazon $7.74 1 $7.74
Dogs 101 • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
Scaredy Squirrel • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Bat Loves the Night • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bees • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Bees Robert Dawson • AKJ Books $4.46 1 $4.46
Cats Vs. Dogs • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73

Materials cost

$1,086.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,132.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$199.83

Total project goal

$1,332.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,332.21

6 Donors

-$641.10

Donations toward project cost

-$544.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.16

Matching donations from our partners

-$691.11

Match offers toward project cost

-$587.44

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by DonorsChoose.org Community Fund and 7 other donors.

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