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Mrs. Hodapp from Duluth GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Love of Reading & Learning Through New Books

Help me give my students a wide variety of books that they can read on their level as they work to learn new words, practice their comprehension skills with fiction and nonfiction, and learn more about our world!

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember getting hooked on a series of books as a child? Think of the anticipation and excitement you felt waiting for & then FINALLY reading the prized next installment in your favorite series. My first grade students share that excitement & joy of finding & devouring books in their favorite series. They are inquisitive, voracious readers who are craving to discover the newest adventures & learn more about the world in their favorite book series.

My students are book-loving, avid readers, & enthusiastic learners, but often do not have access to quality reading materials.

As students who live in a low income area, books are so important to my students & are truly valued. I am a first grade teacher at a Title 1 school in Duluth, GA. Our classroom library is an essential resource for my students. Many of them do not have access to books at home or a nearby public library branch & rely on our school & classroom libraries to check out high-quality books. They check out one book a week from the school library, so our classroom library gives them constant access to great books on their reading level and lots of topics.

My Project

Research shows that most classroom libraries do not have books that are accessible for beginning readers to use to guide them along their successful reading journey. This leads to frustration and feeling like a failure before they have even really started to read. While I do have a wide variety of book topics, many of them are too difficult for my beginning readers to read independently. This project will help me change all that.

Not only will my students be able to read books on their reading level, they will also be able to read books independently to learn more about the topics we are studying in first grade, such as living things, weather, and sound.

The sense of accomplishment and knowledge gained will propel my students to read more and more. My goal is to foster my students' natural love of reading and learning by helping them feel successful as they move along their journey of becoming great readers!

Mrs. Hodapp
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
When I Grow Up • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Come to the Library • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Is Noisy? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Half Each • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Water to Ice • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Playground Games • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
All Kinds of Hair • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Go Left or Right • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Shadows • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Could I Be? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Hot Stuff • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Is Quiet? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Is Fun? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Our World • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
A Brave Girl • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Look After Pets • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Games We Play • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Plant a Plant • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
We Like Sports • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
From Eggs • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Is Inside? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Librarians Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Dentists Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Firefighters Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Veterinarians Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Doctors Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Nurses Help • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Too Many Dogs • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Cat Traps • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Berenstain Bears Ride the Thunderbolt • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Earn Money • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Lebron James • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Tae Kwon Do! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Robot, Go Bot! (Step into Reading Comic Reader) A Comic Reader • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill: A Phonics Reader A Phonics Reader • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pinkalicious: School Rules! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sleepy Dog • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Day I Had to Play with My Sister • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Bathtime for Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Hot Dog • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Go Away, Dog • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Best Friends • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
How Many Fish? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Slinky, Scaly Snakes • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
I Want to be a Ballerina • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Day in the Life of a Builder • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
First Day at Gymnastics • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Trip to the Dentist • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Animals at Home • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Garden Friends • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
I Want to be a Gymnast • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Big Machines • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Let' s Play Soccer • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Fishy Tales • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Biscuit Visits the Big City • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
My New Boy • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
Mine's the Best • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
A Day in the Life of a Teacher • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Biscuit and the Baby • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Iris and Walter and the Field Trip • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit's New Trick • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I like Stars • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just a Little Sick • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Iris and Walter: The School Play • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Gideon (Reader) With Read-Aloud Download • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pal and Sal • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Jasper & Joop (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
That Bad, Bad Cat! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Turtle and Snake's Day at the Beach • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Turtle and Snake Go Camping • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Monkey See, Monkey Do • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
A Butterfly Grows • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
What Day Is It? • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
A Big Surprise • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Rick Is Sick • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Come Here, Tiger! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Six Silly Foxes • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Rip's Secret Spot • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Get That Pest! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Lost! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Popcorn • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Daniel's Pet • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Todd's Box • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Tapping Tale • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Catch Me If You Can! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Van • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Jack and Rick • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Lucy's Quiet Book • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Sam and Jack Three Stories • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Soccer Song • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Daniel's Mystery Egg • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
My Robot • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Try Your Best • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Farmers Market • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Moving Day • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
A Place for Nicholas • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
What I See • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Best Friends • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Did You See Chip? • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Cloudy Day Sunny Day • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Biscuit's Big Friend • AKJ Education $2.59 1 $2.59
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Education $2.59 1 $2.59
Whatever the Weather • AKJ Education $2.59 1 $2.59
I See Patterns • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55
Rain • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55
Paddy the Puppy • AKJ Education $1.85 1 $1.85
Riff Raff Sails the High Cheese • AKJ Education $1.85 1 $1.85
Classroom Capers (Magic Bunny) • AKJ Education $1.85 1 $1.85
Break Out! • AKJ Education $1.80 1 $1.80
Tall Tilly • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Who's At The Movies? (I'm Going To Read) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Martha Go, Go, Goes Green! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$442.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.89

Total project goal

$599.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.29

13 Donors

-$539.88

Donations toward project cost

-$462.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.23

match offer

-$55.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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