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Ms. Janusz from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing the Library to Children's Homes

Help me give my students books that they can read at home to enhance their online learning.

  • $446 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I co-teach a lively and enthusiastic class of 2nd graders, including many English-language learners and students with special needs. Our students love to play games, create art, and perform plays and dances – but most especially, they love to read!

This year, they have all worked incredibly hard to build their reading skills, whether they are emergent readers or students who are reading their first chapter books.

They’ve shown a true passion for learning from books, proudly sharing book reviews and teaching their classmates about the topics they’ve studied. They can’t wait to read together, and eagerly support each others’ gains and successes. Our book checkout period has been a highlight of everyone’s week.

My Project

Due to the COVID-19-related closings of libraries and schools in Chicago, our students no longer have access to books. The majority of our families are low-income and many have been left jobless by the Covid-19 pandemic. They are deeply dedicated to their children’s education, but are unable to afford books and other educational resources that students require to learn at home.

My goal is to purchase books at various reading levels that I can deliver directly to my children's homes, to ensure that they don't lose the reading gains they've made this year.

The shelter-in-place order has been so difficult for our young students, who miss their friends and the sense of community they felt at school. The opportunity to read books at a home, and to then share about their reading in our online classroom, will enhance their online learning. Just as important, it will brighten their spirits and help them feel valued during this difficult time.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.90 7 $69.30
Absolutely Alfie and The Princess Wars • Amazon Business $5.99 9 $53.91
Judy Moody Saves the World! • Amazon Business $4.80 9 $43.20
EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 7 $27.93
Biscuit Flies a Kite (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.74 7 $26.18
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Katie Woo, Super Scout • Amazon Business $5.95 4 $23.80
The Bad Guys in the Baddest Day Ever (The Bad Guys #10) (10) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98

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