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Ms. Rocco from Schenectady NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Leveled Classroom Library

Help me give my students books to read at home and become lifelong readers!

  • $406 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students range from kindergarten to 2nd grade. Learning to read should be fun and motivating! Some students need extra support to build the skills needed to become successful readers. Having books to read at home is not something that many students have access to. I am hoping this project will help me to make reading at home accessible to all. It is important that children are being read to at home, but as they learn to read it is just as important that they have books at their level to feel successful!

My Project

Literacy development is essential to success. Early literacy is the time to help children grow a strong foundation to build their reading skills. As a reading specialist, I see on a day to day basis how important it is for my students to have access to books at home. I have books handed down to me from family members, colleagues, garage sales, and books I have ordered with my own money. I am trying to grow a leveled library that provides a wide selection of books for students to borrow and read at home! My students' eyes light up when they see new books in our book bins and they are highly motivated to borrow books to read when they have a bigger selection. I am constantly trying to find books of high interest, quality, diversity, with a mix of nonfiction and fiction. I was lucky enough to grow up with access to books and I want my students to have the same opportunity so they can fall in love with reading!

Ms. Rocco
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Best Friends • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Pet Vet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Park • AKJ Education $5.51 1 $5.51
Friends Are Fun • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Being a Leader • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Dump Truck Day • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56
Bella's Boat Surprise • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56
Pinkalicious: School Rules! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Visits the Big City • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Splish, Splash! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Mine's the Best • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Go Away, Dog • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Captain Cat • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Berenstain Bears Bears on Wheels • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Don't Wake the Baby! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Puppy Mudge Has A Snack • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My Tooth Is Loose! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dig, Scoop, Ka-Boom! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Kat's Mystery Gift • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dizzy Izzy • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Pizza That We Made • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sid and Sam • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Day I Had to Play with My Sister • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
What's That, Mittens? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Rick Is Sick • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
In a Cave • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Recycle • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Above and Below • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Tae Kwon Do! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Time for T-ball • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter: Just a Little Sick • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter: Going to the Sea Park • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Bathtime for Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit's New Trick • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter: The Fall Festival • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit and the Baby • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Morris the Moose • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
How Many Fish? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Oliver • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Father Bear Comes Home • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Let' s Play Soccer • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Trip to the Zoo • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
I Am Water (Hello Reader! Science Series) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Day in the Life of a Builder • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Farm Animals • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Kingfisher Readers L1: Jobs People Do • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Whatever the Weather • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Apple Picking Day! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Fishy Tales • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Día de mercado (Farmers Market) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Rooster Is Off to See the World • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Kingfisher Readers L2: Where We Live • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Martin's Dream • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Celebrating President's Day: What Is a President? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Snow • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Harry Gets Ready for School • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pancakes, Pancakes! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
OLIVIA and the Kite Party • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Max & Mo's Halloween Surprise • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Around Town • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Zoom! Boom! Bully • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Cowboy Roy • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Harry Takes a Bath • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Why the Frog Has Big Eyes • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Popcorn • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Pig and Little Pig • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Ballerina Girl • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
My Robot • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Soccer Song • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Sometimes Level 1 • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Six Silly Foxes • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
What I See • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Mess • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Grandma's House • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Who Will Help? • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55

Materials cost

$310.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$344.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.83

Total project goal

$405.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$405.52

2 Donors

-$271.00

Donations toward project cost

-$230.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$134.52

Match offers toward project cost

-$114.34

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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