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Mrs. McGuire from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Beginners

Help me give my students cushions and books, on their reading level, that will help improve their literacy skills.

  • $446 goal

This project expired on April 30, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first grade teacher working in a North Philadelphia school. My students' reading levels vary from Pre-K to second grade, and small group instruction is crucial, especially for those students who are below grade level.

If my students are engaged and working towards their reading goals now, there is a higher chance that they will continue to be successful in the future.

Many of my students have rough home lives, and school is their safe place. Our school does not stand for bullying and works to avoid suspensions. We want all students in our community to be in the classroom and learning. We follow the Power of 3: Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Take care of the classroom.

My Project

My students are in need of new, interesting, fun books that they can read on their own. A majority of my students are well below the national average when it comes to reading. Many of them are reading at a beginning kindergarten level. It is difficult, at times, to find books at that level that my students will think are cool.

Most of the books I purchased over the summer have been read hundreds of times and are looking worn out.

My students really need some new books that I can rotate in the library throughout the year in order to keep their interest.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level A: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $60.54 1 $60.54
Tumaz Air Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, for Core Training, Balance, Kids Wiggle Seat • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level B: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $55.46 1 $55.46
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level C: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $54.33 1 $54.33
First Little Readers Classroom Set: Levels E & F: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $49.24 1 $49.24
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level D: A BIG Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $42.59 1 $42.59
Yes4All Balance Pods Hedgehog with Hand Pump – Sensory Stepping Stone for Children, Kids – Hedgehog Balance Pods/Balancing Pods (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49

Materials cost

$343.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$378.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.84

Total project goal

$445.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$445.61

3 Donors

-$430.61

Donations toward project cost

-$366.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.59

match offer

-$15.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$12.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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