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Mrs. Lassiter from Moore OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Boomerang Book Bags

My students need a way to share what we are learning and practicing in our classroom, with their families at home. They can do this through these hardcover books, story wands and 6 Boomerang Book Bags!

  • $517 goal

This project expired on October 9, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Were you fortunate enough to have a literature rich home and family life? Many students today pick up their first book or hear a story read to them for the first time at school. Love of literature and increased reading ability would go up if students had access to great literature materials at home.

My students are first graders!

First graders are loving, energetic, and have a strong desire to learn. Their biggest challenge in first grade is becoming independent readers. We attend a school in a good community and have parents who are willing to help, but many don't know how. Also, due to recent tornadoes in our area, many students are being displaced and relocated to other schools, as well as currently find themselves without crucial items like books at home. My students would continue to excel if they had access to materials in the classroom that could also travel home with them to encourage a love of learning and literature.

My Project

I am requesting books bags, hardback books, storybook kits, storytelling wands, and response journals. With these materials, I will be able to create six "Boomerang Book Bags" that will circulate among the students throughout the school year. These book bags will travel between student homes and our classroom, focus on one theme or book, and will contain activities for the child to work on outside of school with a family member. Each bag will hold the books, storytelling kits, and story discussion wands I am asking for, as well as teacher created materials that will further extend the student's learning.These bags will allow for at-home practice of skills taught in the classroom. They will also make it possible for parents to know what to do to make their time meaningful. When students spend just ten minutes each night reading at home, their fluency and love of literature increases significantly.

In this day and time, parents and guardians are so busy just providing for their families, they often don't have time to engage with their children about what they are learning in school.

This does not mean they don't want to! Parents are looking for a way to practice skills with their children, as well as foster a love of learning and literature in their homes. Teachers are looking for creative ways to help them achieve that goal. These book bags will be a start in reaching this goal!

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR500X - Lakeshore Storytelling Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
JJ728 - Story Wands • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
BK3311 - The Rainbow Fish Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.95 1 $18.95
BK329 - The Napping House Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
FG465 - Classic Primary Composition Book - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 6 $17.94
BK802 - Silly Sally Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BK3313 - The Snowy Day Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BK1832 - It Looked Like Spilt Milk Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BK3309 - Quick as a Cricket Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
BG507 - Best-Buy Book Bags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$372.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$438.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.43

Total project goal

$516.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.20

1 Donor

-$438.77

Donations toward project cost

-$438.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$77.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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