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Ms. Magallan from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books will Make our Minds Strong!

My students need books to check out from the classroom library to use for reading at home.

  • $426 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First grade marks an exciting and important milestone for young children. As first graders mature from prek and kindergarten, you see the sparkle in their eyes when they are able to crack the code and start to understand what letters and numbers really mean. The students' enthusiasm for school and life is so infectious and makes teaching them a joyful experience. Even after our 1st day of school was pushed backed 2 weeks to due Hurricane Harvey, students came to school each day with huge smiles on their faces and ready to learn.

Our school is a Title 1 school, meaning our school has high numbers of children from low-income families.

Some of the conditions the children face are high mobility rates, unsafe communities and poor health. The children often fall behind in school and require additional resources to catch up and stay on track.

My Project

The best way to become a better reader is to read, read, read! My students were struggling reading on grade level at the start of the school year. However they have shown growth of their reading level in the 1st semester of 1st grade. Now that we are entering the 2nd semester we want to keep the momentum going with reading more and more books.

The best way to become a better reader is to read the right kind of book.

In 1st grade, students are expected to grow 7 levels. The leveled readers will be used in our classroom library for the kids to check out to take home. The leveled readers would be perfect because the books will not be too hard or too easy. They would be just right for them. The more access to books on their level will help them tremendously in reaching their reading goal.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level D Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $85.33 1 $85.33
Guided Reading Collection: Level G Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $83.21 1 $83.21
Guided Reading Collection: Level E Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $79.45 1 $79.45
Guided Reading Collection: Level F Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $79.07 1 $79.07

Materials cost

$327.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$361.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.88

Total project goal

$425.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.85

3 Donors

-$208.51

Donations toward project cost

-$184.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.78

match offer

-$208.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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