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Ms. Cole from Bessemer AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books For Our Reading Nook

My students need a book display and books to complete their cozy reading nook.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school. Many students are from low-income families, but that does not prevent them from being lively and smart. This upcoming school year I will be moving to teach kindergarten. I am the first person to introduce to my new students the importance of reading.

My goal is to assist my students in gaining a love for reading so that they may be successful.

It is my job to show them that reading cannot only be fun but it can take them places they may never be able to physically go.

With moving from 2nd grade to kindergarten my class needs to accumulate books for a well-stocked library, on their level. Instilling a love of reading from day 1 with my kindergartners is very important. Not only will they need level appropriate books but also diverse books. I want my students to see themselves and be able to relate to the characters they are reading and hearing about. I need your assistance to help give my students the books they can enjoy.

My Project

The items being provided will give my students a better chance at reading. The book display will allow students to be able to see the books at an eye level and pick the one that is most interesting to them. The books will enhance the reading culture I am trying to create inside of our classroom. Students will be involved in what is called the “Picture book a day” challenge inside of our classroom, so that they have exposure to a variety of books.

These books will help my students grow to become independent readers because these are books on their reading level.

The best way for my students to increase their reading ability is to read more. I am more than positive that these books will allow my students to grow stronger in reading.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Contender C34330F Single Sided Book Display, Assembled • Amazon Business $123.94 1 $123.94
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books - Kindergarten (15 Books) • AKJ Education $122.81 1 $122.81
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
David Goes to School • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Recess Queen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
No, David! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mae Among the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
David Gets In Trouble • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Juice Box Bully Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
The Crayon Box that Talked • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Cinderella Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales • AKJ Education $6.26 1 $6.26
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
First Day Jitters • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Bad Case of Stripes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Night Before Kindergarten • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The 12 Days of Kindergarten • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Princess and the Pea A Retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's Story • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Kindergarten, Here I Come! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

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