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Mrs. Belanger from Nashua NH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Boosting First Grade Readers' Book Boxes!

Help me give my students high interest books like: Olivia, Yasmin, Biscuit and Pete the Cat to use for their independent reading practice!

  • $367 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I switched grade levels and am teaching 1st grade. I am fortunate enough to teach 25 enthusiastic 1st graders. I work at an inner city school where the majority of our students receive free/reduced-price lunch. We have a very high ELL (English Language Learners) and special education population.

A lot of our students have a very inconsistent home life and many times just having them come to school on a regular basis is a celebration.

Before we worry about curriculum, we make sure that their basic needs are met. Despite their difficulties outside of school, the majority of my students come to school excited to learn.

I am always greeted by smiling faces and big hugs, especially after a weekend. I believe it is our duty to provide our students with the best learning opportunities and materials. Unfortunately, our school budget doesn't always allow for that.

My Project

These materials will make a difference in my students' learning by giving them the opportunity to boost their book box choices that they use for their independent reading practice with high interest books by some of their favorite authors. These are series or books with some of our favorite characters that are always filling their book boxes for their read to self time and being shared during their partner time.

My first grade students have been growing immensely as readers and cannot get enough of curling up with their books.

This project would add more variety for my students as they continue to grow.

These books will allow for my students to continue on their independent reading journey with their favorite characters and series that we explore during Reader's Workshop lessons. It will also allow for a bigger selection within the classroom library at their reading levels so my students will all be able to fluently read and comprehend these new tales with some new, and some familiar, characters.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Pete the Cat: Big Reading Adventures: 5 Far-Out Books in 1 Box! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
OLIVIA's Sensational Stories: Olivia Helps Mother Nature; Olivia Goes to the Library; Olivia Plays Soccer; Olivia Measures Up; Olivia Builds a House; Olivia Becomes a Vet (Olivia TV Tie-in) • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Brownie & Pearl On the Go: Brownie & Pearl Hit the Hay; Brownie & Pearl See the Sights; Brownie & Pearl Get Dolled Up; Brownie & Pearl Step Out; ... Grab a Bite; Brownie & Pearl Go for a Spin • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
The Adventures of Otto Collector's Set: See Otto; See Pip Point; Swing, Otto, Swing!; See Santa Nap; Ride, Otto, Ride!; Go, Otto, Go! • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
My Toothbrush Is Missing (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Friends Make Me Happy! (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
What Is Chasing Duck? (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
There's a Pest in the Garden! (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Superhero • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Noodles: I Love School! Level 1 • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
National Geographic Kids Readers: Animal Armor (L1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Zookeeper • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Biscuit Goes Camping (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Turtles • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
A New Friend (Penguin Young Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ice Cream Soup (Penguin Young Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Biscuit and the Little Pup (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Bathtime for Biscuit (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Biscuit's Day at the Farm (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Play, Kitty! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Trot, Pony! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
A Pig, a Fox, and Stinky Socks (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pig and Pug (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Pre-Level 1: Gus Makes a Gift • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Max Has a Fish (Penguin Young Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Max Finds an Egg (Penguin Young Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Gus Makes a Friend (Scholastic Reader, Pre-Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters (Reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (Reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Dog and Little Dog (Reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door (Candlewick Sparks) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Zelda and Ivy (Candlewick Sparks) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Iris and Walter: The School Play • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Iris and Walter: Substitute Teacher • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Iris and Walter: True Friends • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Biscuit and the Baby (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Rick Is Sick (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Big Brown Bear (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Big Pig and Little Pig (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Come Here, Tiger!;Green Light Readers Level 1 • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
National Geographic Readers: Jump Pup! • Amazon Business $3.51 1 $3.51
Zelda and Ivy: The Big Picture: Candlewick Sparks • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$277.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$311.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.95

Total project goal

$366.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$366.32

1 Donor

-$184.00

Donations toward project cost

-$156.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.60

match offer

-$182.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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