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Mrs. Bjostad from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books We Want To Read!

My students need new books for the classroom library that will make them want to pick them up and read.

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am very lucky to teach a wonderful group of kindergarten and first graders that have a variety of physical, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities.

These students work very hard to learn new things.

I spend my day teaching small groups of special education students in my classroom and co-teaching in a first grade reading class and a kindergarten math class where I am able to work with small intervention groups in the classrooms to all students in need.

Our urban school has a high poverty level and is made up of a very diverse population.

My Project

As a special education teacher, I work with students reading at all different levels and abilities. The students have access to wonderful books in their general education classroom, but unfortunately my classroom is not eligible to be part of these classroom library purchases. I have had to piece together books that other teachers don't want anymore or books I buy myself.

These books will allow me to not only "beef" up my current classroom library, but will hopefully be engaging make them want to pick up a book and read.

It is often hard to find engaging books at the lower reading levels. The books I have found have familiar characters that they can find in higher level books. These books also provide a variety of interests that hopefully will catch the eye of students.

Mrs. Bjostad
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Our Emotions and Behavior Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $84.96 1 $84.96
DK Readers Sets - Beginning to Read Level 1 (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.11 1 $33.11
Step Into Reading Book Set - Level 1 (Set of 9) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Early Literacy Skills Book Set (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Me, Myself, and I Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
In the Community Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Basic Concepts Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Emergent Readers Level A-D (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
National Geographic Readers - Level 1 (Set of 7) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
Pete the Cat Vowel Sound Readers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01

Materials cost

$322.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$357.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.08

Total project goal

$420.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$420.52

3 Donors

-$367.58

Donations toward project cost

-$357.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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