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Mrs. Walsh from Middletown CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Welcome New Students!

Help me give my students books to welcome them into our school community!

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 80% of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of these children don't have access to the selection of reading, math and hands-on materials that children from more affluent families take for granted. Our children have a great hunger for knowledge but often lack the materials to fulfill this appetite. Our school is a neighborhood school in a small New England city. There is a strong sense of community here between parents, staff, and residents that truly makes a difference in the school experience.

My Project

Moving into a new community and starting at a new school is an experience filled with many emotions for children. Excitement, nervousness and wonder are just some of the ways that new students in elementary school feel on their first day.

At our school, it is our goal to make new students feel welcomed into the school community by presenting them with a new book at a school-wide assembly each month.

Students are called up to be recognized and given a new book to take home to read with their family.

The book titles in this project were selected to give to any new student in grade levels K-5. We hope that this presentation of a new book makes our new students feel like a welcomed member of our school family!

Mrs. Walsh
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Can Read All-Time Favorites 16-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $35.49 1 $35.49
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $7.88 2 $15.76
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Classroom Adventures) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
I'm a Unicorn (Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Second Grade, Here I Come! • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (Junie B. Jones, No. 18) • Amazon Business $4.24 2 $8.48
Clifford Goes to Kindergarten • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
My New School (My First Reader (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $3.95 2 $7.90

Materials cost

$115.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.99

Total project goal

$173.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.25

3 Donors

-$123.25

Donations toward project cost

-$104.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.49

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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