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Ms. Bahena from Salinas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom Library to Help Nurture Young Readers!

Help me give my students a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction books!

  • $258 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a reading intervention teacher, my students are struggling readers or learning English for the first time. Many are reading one or two grade levels below and need extensive support. Despite their academic challenges, they work hard to build new language skills every day and are proud to showcase their learning when given the opportunity.

The majority of my students come from low-income homes and face significant challenges, but that does not stop them from coming to school each day excited and eager to learn!

They are eager and curious scholars who are each other's greatest supporters. My students are always willing to help each other and quick to celebrate each other's successes. Our little learning community is one in a million!

My Project

These books would be the perfect addition to our small classroom library. I often struggle to find high-interest books that are at my students' developmental reading level. This wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books will capture their interest, while still being within their reading range. Every book that is added to my classroom is done so with the end goal of targeting my students' reading levels and helping them improve as readers. My students will have more books to choose from, which will help them continue to enjoy reading while also helping them develop reading stamina and fluency.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

Ms. Bahena
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paddington Collector's Quintet: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
The Moonlight Meeting: The Nocturnals (Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Peculiar Possum: The Nocturnals (Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Head Lice: The Disgusting Critters Series • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Worm: The Disgusting Critters Series • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
DK Readers L1: All About Bats: Explore the World of Bats! (DK Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pony Scouts: At the Show (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Giant Jellybean Jar (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pony Scouts: The Camping Trip (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fake Out!: Animals That Play Tricks (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Chicken in Mittens (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Trains • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Pony Scouts: Pony Crazy (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Penny and Her Marble (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Pony Scouts: Runaway Ponies! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Thomas Edison and His Bright Idea (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L2: Amazing Dogs: Tales of Daring Dogs! (DK Readers Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L1: Sea Otters: See the Antics of Sea Otters! (DK Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L1: Jungle Animals: Discover the Secrets of the Jungle! (DK Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L2: Eruption!: The Story of Volcanoes (DK Readers Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Penny and Her Doll (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Penny and Her Song (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pony Scouts: Back in the Saddle (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pony Scouts: The Trail Ride (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pony Scouts: Really Riding! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pony Scouts: Blue Ribbon Day (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Gross Out!: Animals That Do Disgusting Things (Penguin Young Readers, Level 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Watch Out!: The World's Most Dangerous Creatures (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amazing Arctic Animals (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L2: Bugs Bugs Bugs! (DK Readers Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Bats - Creatures of the Night (All Aboard Reading: Level 3: Grades 1-3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Why Do Dogs Bark? (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Why Do Cats Meow? (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Freak Out!: Animals Beyond Your Wildest Imagination (Penguin Young Readers, Level 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Chicken on a Broom (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.79 1 $3.79
Unicorn Wings (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.69 1 $3.69
DK Readers L2: Amazing Bees: Buzzing with Bee Facts! (DK Readers Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Uni the Unicorn Uni's First Sleepover (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$170.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.61

Total project goal

$257.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.41

2 Donors

-$119.88

Donations toward project cost

-$116.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.98

match offer

-$119.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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