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

Books Galore

My students need 48 books to read at home with our families.

  • $517 goal

This project expired on October 12, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Pre-Kindergarten students love to be read to every day. I am trying to encourage my students to gain the confidence to "read" on their own. To build their confidence, I have enlisted my parents to read emergent story books to their child.

My parents have been told that exposure to storybook reading at a young age helps children gain the knowledge about written language long before they can conventionally read.

When a child listens to a favorite book over and over again they can eventually take the book into their own hands and read the story to an adult. Adults often call this memorizing, but what these children are really doing is falling in love with books, and learning about story language and story elements.

My Project

My students would follow the reading readiness steps needed to build their confidence in reading - predicting, reading, retelling and re-reading. This process would entail reading the same one story every day for one week. By repeatedly listening to the same book my students will become familiar with the storybook language, the characters, the plot and then be able read the book to themselves using all of those elements. As my students read and reread these favorite books,their confidence is growing in their reading ability. In order to initiate this project I would like 43 copies of emergent storybooks so that students will have multiple opportunities to engage in reading different book. These books have a clear, engaging storyline, rich language, dialog and emotional content that the students can relate to.

You can help immerse my students in storybook reading and ensure their reading success.

It will give them something to look forward to reading each week. Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity!

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Big Blue • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Coyote and the Sky: How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began Emmet • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
Cuckoo Cucu: A Mexican Folktale • AKJ Books $6.24 1 $6.24
Curious George • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Curious George and the Pizza • AKJ Books $3.08 1 $3.08
Curious George Flies a Kite • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop Alan J. Shalleck, M • AKJ Books $3.08 1 $3.08
Curious George: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Book and CD G • AKJ Books $27.30 1 $27.30
Curious George Visits the Zoo • AKJ Books $3.08 1 $3.08
Dandelion • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Dear Zoo • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Fix-It • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
For the Love of Autumn • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
I Am Going! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Will • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
I Am Invited to a Party! • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
If Dinosaurs Came Back (Trade) • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Latkes, Latkes • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Leaf Man • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
Library Mouse • AKJ Books $12.44 1 $12.44
Library Mouse: A Friend''s Tale Daniel Kirk • AKJ Books $12.44 1 $12.44
Library Mouse: A World to Explore Daniel Kirk • AKJ Books $13.22 1 $13.22
Lili at Ballet • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Little Mouse Gets Ready Jeff Smith (Artist), Jeff Smith • AKJ Books $10.10 1 $10.10
Lots of Spots • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Little Gorilla • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Louie''s Search • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
My Friends Taro Gomi, Chronicle Books • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
My Map Book • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
My Name Is Yoon Helen Recorvits, Gabi Swiatkowska (Illustrat • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustra • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Night In The Country • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
No Roses for Harry • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Officer Buckle and Gloria • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Raven: A Trickster Tale • AKJ Books $5.46 1 $5.46
Red Butterfly: How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Ou • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Hat • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Hating Book Charlotte Zolotow, Ben Shecter (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Snowy Day • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Stray Dog • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Three Questions • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Seven Silly Eaters • AKJ Books $5.46 1 $5.46
Town Mouse Country Mouse • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Watch Me Throw the Ball! • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
We Are in a Book! • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Whistle for Willie • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45

Materials cost

$398.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$439.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.54

Total project goal

$516.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.94

6 Donors

-$224.06

Donations toward project cost

-$219.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.36

match offer

-$258.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$219.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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