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

Books! Books! Read All About It!

Help me give my students a variety of books that help provide developmentally appropriate lessons during large group time.

  • $924 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are between the ages of 3-5 years old. They are sweet, loving, and eager to learn new foundation concepts. For many of my students, my classroom is their first time being away from home and in a structured classroom setting. All of my students have special needs and receive specially designed instruction, but in reality this is not what defines them, they have so much potential. I enjoy being able to see their growth each year from start to finish.

My Project

The variety of books will provide my students with opportunities to improve speech and their cognitive skills. Reading during our large group times help them increase memory, curiosity and motivation. When we start reading books to them at a young age, they start building a positive attitude towards items of print. Furthermore, they begin to recognize the parts of the book and what words in text look like. In addition, they learn to increase attention span, practice listening, and enhance concentration.

I selected books of different themes, including pumpkins, community helpers, seasons, friendship, all about me, and many more.

The books will also be placed in the book center after they are read during large group time, so that the students can explore them on their own time.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
If You Give a Moose a Muffin • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Leaves • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Llama Llama Loves to Read • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Let's Talk About Vehicles • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Apples and Pumpkins • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
If You Take a Mouse to School • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Llama Llama Time to Share • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Think For Myself • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
We're Going on a Bear Hunt • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
It's Time for Preschool! • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Think For Myself At School: Holistic Thinking Kids (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Press Here • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Mix It Up! • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Mouse's First Day of School • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Mouse's First Day of School • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
The First Day of Winter • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Apples, Apples Everywhere!: Learning About Apple Harvests (Autumn) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Whose Vehicle Is This?: A Look at Vehicles Workers Drive - Fast, Loud, and Bright (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
What's in the Garden? • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use - Big, Sharp, and Smooth (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Sneezy the Snowman • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
Apples • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Pumpkin Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
One Bean • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jack's Garden • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Too Many Pumpkins • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Shades of People • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Mouse's First Snow (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Transportation in My Neighborhood • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
What I Like About Me! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Froggy Goes to School • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lola Plants a Garden • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How a Seed Grows (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mouse's First Spring (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
All About Animals in Winter (Celebrate Winter) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
It's ok to be different • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
The Feelings Book • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! • Amazon Business $6.46 1 $6.46
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43
Spring is Here: A Bear and Mole Story • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
I See Winter • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
Animals in Winter (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Zinnia's Flower Garden • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Tree for All Seasons (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie (Picture the Seasons) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie (Picture the Seasons) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pumpkin Jack • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
We're Going on a Leaf Hunt • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
I See Summer • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Llama Llama I Love You • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
I See Spring • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Rainbow of Friends • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Rainbow of Friends • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books) • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Llama Llama Gives Thanks • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
10 Fat Turkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Curious About Snow (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Let It Rain • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Let It Snow • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears: Jobs Around Town (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Biggest Snowman Ever • Amazon Business $3.06 1 $3.06

Materials cost

$690.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$53.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$785.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$138.55

Total project goal

$923.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$923.66

5 Donors

-$418.80

Donations toward project cost

-$392.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

match offer

-$461.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$392.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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