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Ms. Smith from Columbia SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Kindergarten Classroom Library

My students need books for our classroom library that will help them learn to read!

  • $558 goal

This project expired on November 23, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first year teacher, and I am beyond excited to teach where I student-taught. I look forward to continue building many great relationships with teachers, staff, and students. Although I am a first year teacher, I have worked with many different types of students throughout student teaching and substituting. My favorite part about working with students is how differently each student learns.

I look forward to meeting all of my students this year and cannot wait to help them build strong foundations for their future.

My Project

Reading is an essential part of children's early lives. Through this project, I want to help the students in my classroom to have a variety of books that will help them learn to read and become great readers. I chose books, such as The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Collection and Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales, that teach lessons and have vibrant illustrations. Some of the books are beginner reader's books that will be steps in these student's process of learning to read.

I plan to use these books as read alouds and as choices for children to read in our classroom library.

Your donation is greatly appreciated by myself and my future students. Thank you so much for your support as I begin my first year teaching!

Ms. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Collection: Just the Way I Am; When I Grow Up; A Place for Everything; Sammy and the Pecan Pie; Lily and the Yucky ... and the Perfect Poem; Goob and His Grandpa • Amazon Business $36.74 1 $36.74
Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $11.12 2 $22.24
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.40 2 $20.80
Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Douglas, You Need Glasses! • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
How to Babysit a Grandpa • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
How to Babysit a Grandma • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Bob Books Set 2-Advancing Beginners • Amazon Business $10.04 1 $10.04
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Wish You More • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
My First BOB Books: Pre-Reading Skills • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
The Kissing Hand • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Ready, Set, Kindergarten • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
I Just Want to Do It My Way!: My Story About Staying on Task and Asking for Help (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $8.04 1 $8.04
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Mind Your Manners: In School (Mind Your Manners Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Hurty Feelings • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Kindergarten, Here I Come! • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46

Materials cost

$383.09

Vendor shipping charges

$27.93

State sales tax

$27.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$473.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.61

Total project goal

$557.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$557.39

10 Donors

-$413.39

Donations toward project cost

-$351.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.01

match offer

-$144.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$122.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.60

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$0.00

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