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Ms. Harris from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Budding Bibliophiles

My students need books that will invite them to learn to read with enthusiasm and joy.

  • $989 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This upcoming school year I will be changing grade levels from First Grade to Kindergarten. I am so excited to provide an engaging environment in which emergent readers and second language learners grow and thrive. It is important that these students build a strong literacy foundation. Research has proven that if students do not become grade level readers by third grade, they are at risk of dropping out of school or even committing crimes. The expectations of the Common Core Standards are high, and by the time students exit Kindergarten they must be able to read.

In my experience, students become passionate readers when presented with engaging opportunities.

Kindergartners need to interact with a lot of supportive text that pique their interests. Big books with large print allow students to share the reading experience, and smaller books allow them to practice what they learn. Such texts are specifically designed for emergent readers.

Unfortunately my Title I school does not have the appropriate books for Kindergartners and cannot afford to purchase them. My incoming students deserve the opportunity to learn to read. My students are in need of Big Books that invite students to share in the joy of reading.

My Project

As students are introduced to reading, it is crucial to choose engaging big books that all of the students can gather around and see. After enjoying the teacher read the book, students enjoy in participating in a second read. Through multiple reads, students approximate and exhibit behaviors of a proficient reader. In addition, the students have a lot of fun and develop a passion for reading.

Also, students get excited about reading a series of books about the same character.

For Kindergarten emergent readers, books about the familiar characters Bingo and Kitty Cat entice students to read more books. Not only do students become motivated to read books, but they are also excited to talk about the characters and their development across books.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MR Bitter's Butter Big Big Book - Story Chest (Shared Reading & Big Books) • Amazon Business $49.00 1 $49.00
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Magenta (Levels 2-3) Hello, Bingo! • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Photo Stories: Individual Student Edition Magenta (Levels 2-3) Josh and the big boys • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Little Chimp • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Bingo's Ice-Cream Cone • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Sam And Bingo • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Little Chimp is Brave • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Platinum Collection: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Father Bear Goes Fishing • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Kitty Cat and the Fat Cat • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Photo Stories: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) A Game for Scruffy • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Where Is Socks? • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Kitty Cat • Amazon Business $8.00 6 $48.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Sam's Picnic • Amazon Business $7.49 6 $44.94
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Kitty Cat and the Bird • Amazon Business $7.17 6 $43.02
Cold Feet Big Book Edition (Joy Cowley Club) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Ice Cream Big Book Edition (Joy Cowley Club) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
My Sloppy Tiger Goes to School (Sunshine Emergent Fluency, Fiction, Level 1, Set J) • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45

Materials cost

$732.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$840.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.29

Total project goal

$988.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$988.59

4 Donors

-$769.29

Donations toward project cost

-$653.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$115.39

match offer

-$219.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$186.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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