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Ms. Crain from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books!!

My students need a library full of fiction and nonfiction books.

  • $1,770 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My sweet, sweet students love to write! They love to play pretend and they love to learn.

My school has over twenty-five countries represented in it.

My school is also a Title I school and 47% of our population is English Language Learners. My students live in neighborhoods where poverty and crime are the norm. My students face numerous struggles each day. They come from families that are not always able to provide supplies or academic assistance.

Given all of the challenges my students face each day, my hardworking second grade class comes to school every day with a smile on their faces and love of learning in their hearts. It is very simple; my students love school. School is their safe place. It is more than just the place where they come to learn. It is the place where they are loved! In many ways, my students are typical second graders. They are full of wonder, joy, and laughter. They love books, puzzles, and markers. Life is not always easy for these kiddos, but they have learned that hard work and perseverance pays off. It is an honor to be their teacher.

My Project

Over half of students are reading below grade level. Most of my students come from low income families. They have not been read, been taken many places and sometimes even talked to at home. This causes my students to not have a lot of background knowledge (schema).

Literacy give my students the background knowledge they need to become productive and knowledgeable citizens.

Not having a lot of background knowledge makes it difficult to learn to read. My students are learning new words and learning how to read the words. They are not able to make a connection between the pictures on pages and the words on the pages. These books, including Stone Soup and Where the Sidewalk Ends, will bring knowledge in so many ways to my students.

Ms. Crain
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $16.14 4 $64.56
Stone Soup • Amazon Business $16.06 4 $64.24
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children • Amazon Business $15.50 4 $62.00
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $15.04 4 $60.16
Boxes for Katje (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $14.71 4 $58.84
The Talking Eggs • Amazon Business $14.67 4 $58.68
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $14.01 4 $56.04
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $13.59 4 $54.36
Walt Disney's Cinderella (Reissue) (Walt Disney's Classic Fairytale) • Amazon Business $13.15 4 $52.60
How Big Were Dinosaurs? • Amazon Business $11.98 4 $47.92
A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children • Amazon Business $11.53 4 $46.12
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
The Life Cycle of Fish (Life Cycles) • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Manatees/Manatíes (Animals That Live in the Ocean/Animales Que Viven En El Oceano) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.15 4 $32.60
The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Rigby PM Collection Purple: Student Reader) • Amazon Business $8.00 4 $32.00
Snowflake Bentley • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Freedom Summer • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More • Amazon Business $7.95 4 $31.80
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.67 4 $30.68
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China • Amazon Business $7.59 4 $30.36
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $7.30 4 $29.20
Raccoons (Nocturnal Animals) • Amazon Business $7.29 4 $29.16
Katie's Trunk • Amazon Business $7.19 4 $28.76
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Magnetism (Paperback)(Blastoff! Readers) (First Science: Blastoff Readers, Level 4) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Sunken Treasure (Rise and Shine) (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
The Wolf Who Cried Boy • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Germs Make Me Sick! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop • Amazon Business $6.96 4 $27.84
Bats • Amazon Business $6.94 4 $27.76
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • Amazon Business $6.74 4 $26.96
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $6.64 4 $26.56
Strega Nona • Amazon Business $6.29 4 $25.16
Be a Friend to Trees (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, Stage 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
The Milk Makers (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $5.81 4 $23.24
Nate the Great and the Monster Mess • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $3.56 4 $14.24
Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $3.22 4 $12.88
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52

Materials cost

$1,452.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,504.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$265.42

Total project goal

$1,769.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,769.46

1 Donor

-$1,769.46

Donations toward project cost

-$1,504.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$265.42

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$0.00

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