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Mrs. Russell from Glendale WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Foster a Love for Reading in Kindergarten!

My students need a variety of high interest fiction and nonfiction books at their "just-right" reading levels.

  • $811 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is an amazing journey filled with learning, exploring, and fun. My kindergarten students come to school each day ready to start new adventures. They begin their journey in a safe and nurturing environment that supports social, emotional, and academic growth and success!

Our district creates a supportive learning environment to inspire all students to strive for excellence in pursuing a strong academic foundation to succeed in and contribute to the global community.

We have students in our school from all backgrounds and abilities. Each child is a member of my classroom community which promotes and celebrates each individual student. My classroom consists of 21 eager learners who are ready to take on the challenges and excitement of being in kindergarten.

My Project

Research has shared time and time again that the best way for children to become successful readers is to increase the volume of reading high-interest, just-right books. As a teacher, I want nothing more than to inspire my young learners to become life-long readers. In kindergarten, students make a defining transition from their beloved picture books to just-right books. Currently, my library has been pieced together over my seven years of teaching, and I'm finding it challenging to provide my young readers with a variety of high-interest, just-right books. With books from top-selling children's authors on my wish list, students will be able to access engaging books at their level throughout the school year as they grow. Thank you for your consideration of donating books that will inspire a love for reading in my kindergarten students!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Take Care of Yourself! - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.56 1 $30.56
ABC Board Books - Set of 4 • Nasco $27.95 1 $27.95
Rigby PM Benchmarks: Leveled Reader Stuck In The Ditch • Amazon Business $8.00 2 $16.00
Alphabet Adventure • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Alphabet Mystery • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bedtime Originals Twinkle Toes Pink Elephant Plush, Hazel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Bedtime Originals Roar Dinosaur Plush Rex, Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Bedtime Originals Plush Fox, Sly • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Bedtime Originals Little Rascals Raccoon Plush Ringo, Black/White • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Bedtime Originals Two By Two Brown Plush Lion, Leo • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Bedtime Originals Choo Choo Express Plush Elephant - Humphrey • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Yellow (Levels 6-8) Kitty Cat Runs Up a Tree • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Little Chimp is Brave • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Blue (Levels 9-11) Brown Mouse Plays a Trick • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Photo Stories: Individual Student Edition Blue (Levels 9-11) Shopping with Grandma • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Platinum Collection: Individual Student Edition Yellow (Levels 6-8) Soccer at the Park • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Platinum Collection: Individual Student Edition Green (Levels 12-14) Snow on the Hill • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Green (Levels 12-14) Swimming With a Dragon • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Blue (Levels 9-11) The Beach House • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Yellow (Levels 6-8) Sandy Gets a Leash • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Yellow (Levels 6-8) Mother Bear's Scarf • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Benchmarks: Leveled Reader The Waterslide • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Blue (Levels 9-11) Birthday Presents • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Baby Bear's Real Name: Leveled Reader • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Blue (Levels 9-11) Eggs and Dandelions • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Benchmarks: Leveled Reader The Helpful Bulldozer • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Benchmarks: Leveled Reader Lost at the Shopping Mall • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Kitty Cat and the Fat Cat • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Kitty Cat • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
ABC Rainforest (AMNH ABC Board Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
My First Book of Letters Board Book • Nasco $7.95 1 $7.95
Rigby PM Platinum Collection: Individual Student Edition Green (Levels 12-14) The Island Picnic • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Giant Pandas (Asian Animals) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Animals in Spring (All about Spring) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Weather in Spring (All about Spring) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Plants in Spring (All about Spring) • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
Bengal Tigers (Asian Animals) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
ABC Animals - Board Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 1 $6.76
Alligator Alphabet • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Animal Alphabet: Slide and Seek the ABCs • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Fruits (Healthy Eating with MyPlate) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Food (Why Living Things Need) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Water (Why Living Things Need) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Ramadan and Id-ul-Fitr (Holidays and Festivals) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Hanukkah (Holidays and Festivals) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Protein (Healthy Eating with MyPlate) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Vegetables (Healthy Eating with MyPlate) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Plants on a Farm (World of Farming) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Jobs on a Farm (World of Farming) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Food From Farms (World of Farming) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Jane Foster's ABC (Jane Foster Books) • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My First ABC (My First Books) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Eating the Alphabet Board Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 1 $5.91
SuperHero ABC • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A B C I Like Me! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Blue (Levels 9-11) Go Away, Socks! • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78
Rhinoceroses (Asian Animals) • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Rigby PM Platinum Collection: Individual Student Edition Yellow (Levels 6-8) The Hungry Kitten • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
A Bean's Life (Watch It Grow) • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
Transportation in My Neighborhood • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Owls • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
A Look at Magnets • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Eric Carle's ABC (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Rigby PM Platinum Collection: Individual Student Edition Yellow (Levels 6-8) Snowy Gets a Wash • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23
My First ABC Board Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.09 1 $5.09
ABC • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Cardinals • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Air (Why Living Things Need) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
ABC Dinosaurs (AMNH ABC Board Books) • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
A Butterfly's Life (Watch It Grow) • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Firefighters Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Dentists Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Apples Grow on a Tree • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Veterinarians Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Librarians Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Doctors Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Diwali (Holidays and Festivals) • Amazon Business $4.56 1 $4.56
Farm Machines (World of Farming) • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45
Pinkalicious ABC: An Alphabet Book • Amazon Business $4.25 1 $4.25
BOOK BOARD SOFT TO TOUCH ABC • School Specialty $3.97 1 $3.97
A Frog's Life (Watch It Grow) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Jason's Bus Ride • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Nicky Upstairs and Down • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Harry Takes a Bath • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Turtle and Snake's Day at the Beach • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Snug Bug • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
My Tooth Is Loose! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$638.30

Vendor shipping charges

$11.24

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$689.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.61

Total project goal

$810.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$810.72

8 Donors

-$801.89

Donations toward project cost

-$689.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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