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Mrs. Pemberton from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books!

My students need 35 interesting reading books at their level (and some bilingual)!

  • $397 goal

This project expired on July 12, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an ESL teacher in an urban classroom in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have many students who are at a low reading level, but we do not have many books in our school that are both at their level and at their interest level. I also have many newcomers who would like bilingual books!

My students come from various backgrounds.

We have students from Mexico, El Salvador, Columbia, Congo, Kenya, Vietnam, and other countries. Some students were born in the United States but their families do not speak any English. We have four students who just came to America this year and some who have only been here for two or three years.

My Project

My students will be reading books and using AR (a reading program online) to take tests to assess their reading comprehension. Every month, the students are given a school-wide goal to reach on how many AR points they earn. The books will also be used in our ESL lessons to teach phonics, fluency, and comprehension.

More books will give the students more opportunities to read and grow in their English abilities.

Right now we don't have many books at their level, so the students can't understand what they're reading about.

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bark, George • Amazon $14.11 1 $14.11
Wemberly Worried • Amazon $13.86 1 $13.86
If You Take a Mouse to School • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95
Wolf's Coming! (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon $12.73 1 $12.73
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg • Amazon $12.15 1 $12.15
Say Hello to Zorro! • Amazon $12.14 1 $12.14
Diary of a Wombat (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) • Amazon $12.08 1 $12.08
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon $11.47 1 $11.47
The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Dia Que Nevaron Tortillas, Folktales told in Spanish and English • Amazon $11.13 1 $11.13
A Birthday for Cow! • Amazon $10.43 1 $10.43
Llama Llama Time to Share • Amazon $10.03 1 $10.03
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild • Amazon $9.94 1 $9.94
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity • Amazon $8.72 1 $8.72
The Very Busy Spider • Amazon $8.63 1 $8.63
The Bears' Vacation • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Hondo and Fabian • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Un gato y un perro / A Dog and A Cat (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Tough Boris • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Fly High, Fly Guy! • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Owen's Marshmallow Chick • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Me and My Family Tree • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
A Porcupine Named Fluffy • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Hairs/Pelitos • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes (MathStart 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Cookie's Week • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Rainbow Fish Colors/Colores (Bilingual) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Sheep in a Jeep • Amazon $3.86 1 $3.86
Nate the Great • Amazon $3.62 1 $3.62
Perro grande... Perro pequeño / Big Dog... Little Dog (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.44 1 $3.44
Scooby-Doo Reader #3: Howling on the Playground (Level 2) • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26
Ten Timid Ghosts (Read With Me Paperbacks) • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26
¿Eres Mi Mama? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $2.76 1 $2.76

Materials cost

$281.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$337.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.53

Total project goal

$396.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$396.88

8 Donors

-$375.15

Donations toward project cost

-$337.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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