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  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Foster
Grades PreK-2
  • PS 14 Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Staten Island, NY
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Books for Young Readers to Take Home

The cost of multiple copies of twenty-seven books for young readers--inclduing "Rainbow Fish," "Arthur's Reading Race," and "Extraordinary Egg"--is $372, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a first-grade teacher in Staten Island, New York. My students live in a low socio-economic area. Many of my children come from homes where the parent receives social services, and some families live in shelters. Every night I assign reading homework. Children are to read books each night and record what they have read. Well, we've gotten to the point where all my take-home library books have been read and reread. I recently told a child who has read over forty books this year to read a book he had at home. He replied that "I don't really have any books at home." I was so surprised; sometimes we take for granted what we have. I could not imagine a child growing up without books at home to look at and read on rainy days. I would love to give the children at least two books to keep at home at the end of the school year. Unfortunately, that would mean at least forty-eight books, and I could not afford to purchase that many books. My wish would be to have the children choose two books they have come to love from our classroom library at the end of the school year to keep and cherish. Please help the love of reading grow in these children. I have sparked the flame in them, it just needs to be kindled.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Very Lonely Firefly Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $9.59 2 $19.18
Grouchy Ladybug Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Inch by Inch Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Tar Beach Faith Ringgold, Faith Riggold • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Something Special for Me Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judith Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Bunny Money Rosemary Wells, Rachel Axler (Editor), Rosemary Wells (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
It's Mine! Leo Lionni • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
A Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Alligators All around: An Alphabet Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Frederick Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Max's Dragon Shirt Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Swimmy Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Fish Is Fish Leo Lionni • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Extraordinary Egg Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
House for Hermit Crab Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Max and Ruby's Busy Week Rosemary Wells • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Rainbow Fish: Tattle Tale Sonia Sander, Marcus Pfister, Benrei Huang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77
Arthur, Clean Your Room! (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown, Filipacchi • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77
Arthur In A Pickle Marc Brown, Marc Tolon Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Arthur's Reading Race: (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown, Louis Begley • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Max and Ruby Play School Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Frog and Toad Are Friends: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Series) Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Mouse Tales: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Case of the Scaredy Cats: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Crosby Bonsall, Crosby Bonsall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Arthur's Fire Drill (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18

Materials cost

$254.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$304.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.83

Total project goal

$371.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$371.26

1 Donor

-$350.09

Donations toward project cost

-$305.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 24 students.

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