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Mrs. DeLeon from Romeoville IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Love of Reading for Kindergarten

Help me give my students exposure to rich literacy that can help build a love of reading.

  • $882 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Reading Recovery teacher that supports Kindergarten, First and Second grade classrooms. I am primarily focusing on getting big books into our kindergarten classrooms. When I push into these classrooms, I have noticed a need to provide rich literature in our kindergarten classrooms since so many of our students come into kindergarten with very little exposure to books. With the program that we use, our teachers have to try to find big books on their own which is not easy. It would be nice to have their own big book library

With big books, we can create rich print environments for our students.

Having these books easily accessible for our teachers and students can create that love of reading for our students.

My Project

Shared reading is such a vital part of kindergarten! This is where we as teachers can not only teach a child how to read but also build their love of reading by making it fun and easy! When students feel confident about their reading, they will want to read more and eventually begin to challenge themselves with their reading. With big books, the whole class is exposed to the text clearly and can take part in reading the book with the teacher. During stations, the students can grab these big books that they are familiar with and reread them on their own or with a partner to continue building their reading skills and passion.

Mrs. DeLeon
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Caldecott Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-5 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 3 $225.00
Holidays and Celebrations Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-K (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 3 $210.00
Best of Grades K-1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 3 $210.00

Materials cost

$645.00

Vendor shipping charges

$64.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$749.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.21

Total project goal

$881.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$881.39

8 Donors

-$881.39

Donations toward project cost

-$749.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$132.21

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$0.00

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