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Ms. Reny from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Launch a Lifetime of Learning

Help me give my students a leveled reading library to provide differentiated literacy learning

  • $951 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our public elementary school is diverse, inclusive, engaged, and curious. Serving Seattle since 1892, our kindergarten classroom has sown the seeds of lifelong learning for thousands, over generations.

Our classroom builds on the legacy as Seattle's longest continuously running elementary school by not only instilling a love for learning, but to recognize, celebrate, and support all the different ways we learn, live, and grow.

Our classroom community consists of students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, with broadly varied incoming experiences in reading. More than a third of our students come from low-income households. Given the diversity of students, tailoring learning opportunities to each individual is critical to helping each student strengthen and develop their reading abilities, which is where your donation will have a profound impact -- by helping establish a classroom reading library.

My Project

Our leveled reading library will help in differentiated teaching of reading skills to kindergarten students. These books will help identify the reading proficiency of each student, provide graded pathways to build on their existing knowledge, expose them to a diverse range of stories and concepts, and afford growth into more advanced challenges. The confidence and intellectual growth fostered by these books will establish a foundation for a lifetime of learning.

The classroom library will function as one of the central learning resources in our classroom.

The books from this resource will be used to assess learning proficiency early in the school year. Over the course of the year students will build on their proficiency with books that challenge them -- they'll be using them as part of structured classroom activities, especially during guided reading and independent reading times, and accessing them during choice time. The diversity of books sought will ensure that there that there are broad choices of books to cater to the individual interests and passions of this diverse classroom.

Ms. Reny
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
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K-1 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 2 $150.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades PreK (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 2 $150.00
Best of Grades K-1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 2 $140.00
DK Readers Book Set - Beginning to Read Level 1 • Nasco $76.95 1 $76.95
I Can Read Series - Level 1 Book Set • Nasco $66.95 1 $66.95
DK Readers Book Set - Reading Alone Level 2 • Nasco $62.95 1 $62.95

Materials cost

$646.85

Vendor shipping charges

$64.68

State sales tax

$56.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$807.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.56

Total project goal

$950.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$950.39

9 Donors

-$718.90

Donations toward project cost

-$693.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.34

Matching donations from our partners

-$134.46

Match offers toward project cost

-$114.29

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$97.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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