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Ms. Walker from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Home/School Connection Through Take-Home Books!

My students need high quality beginning reader books and totes for taking the books home!

  • $426 goal

This project expired on December 18, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school eager to learn together. They come from many different backgrounds and cultures and bring with them a vast array of experiences and strengths.

The words we live by in our diverse, urban first grade classroom are, “The harder you work, the smarter you get!" Everyday you will see us setting goals and pursuing our hopes and dreams with focus.

Thanks for supporting the hard work of my 24 bright and bold learners!

At our K-8 performing arts magnet, more than half of our students are English language learners. We work hard every day to provide rigorous culturally relevant instruction that inspires achievement in and through the arts.

My Project

It seems that no matter how many great books we have in our classroom library, we never have enough at the beginning levels. Research shows that emergent readers grow the most when they are reading books with 95-98% accuracy. For my beginning readers this means that they could read ten books or more during their independent reading time... each day! And they will!

Your contribution will not only boost our beginning level book collection, but also give each first grader a waterproof tote bag so that they can bring their just right books home safely.

This school to home connection will not only foster a love of reading but support parent involvement. Thanks for helping me to build a strong community of learners!

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level A Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $189.54 1 $189.54
EOOUT 16pcs Plastic Mesh Zip Document Pouches Zip File Folders with A4 Size Paper, Office Supplies, Travel Storage Bags,8 Colors (16) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Little Animals • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
We Like Sports • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Lives In The Sea? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Endangered Animals • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Look How We Cook • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Up and Down • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Is Inside? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Come to the Library • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Let's Go Riding • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Can You See? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Can You Smell? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Feels Cold? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Feels Sticky? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What is Green? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Is Noisy? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What is Orange? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What is Red? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What is Yellow? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Has Horns? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Has Whiskers? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
How Tall? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11

Materials cost

$326.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$361.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.83

Total project goal

$425.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.56

4 Donors

-$425.56

Donations toward project cost

-$361.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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