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Mrs. De Ruiter from Lowell MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Skills for a Reading Life

Help me give my students the variety of books they need at this crucial level to launch their reading lives!

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These first graders are some of the most eager-to-learn kiddos I have experienced in my 21 years of teaching. They love to learn and play. They crave new information and study new authors as if they were dear friends. They love to explore and discover new things together.

My students desire to learn new and interesting things in new and interesting ways.

I am constantly searching for materials that will challenge them in their growth and development.

And they love learning to read!

My Project

All research points to the need for choice and volume in student reading. Books should be appealing, at the right level, and in great supply.

These beautiful books would help me revitalize the outdated and lacking areas of my classroom library.

In particular, these books are captivating non-fiction (at a level difficult to find), and engaging characters that children LOVE to follow.

In our reading workshop, we have private and partner reading every day for at least 40 minutes. We also take these books home for an additional 20 minutes at home every night. These books would be well-read and well-loved by my students and families for years to come.

Mrs. De Ruiter
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Early Transitional Photo Set • Pioneer Valley Books $36.00 1 $36.00
Bella and Rosie Blue Set • Pioneer Valley Books $32.00 1 $32.00
Nonfiction Purple Set • Pioneer Valley Books $22.00 1 $22.00
Explore the World Nonfiction Level F Set • Pioneer Valley Books $22.00 1 $22.00
Explore the World Nonfiction Level E Set • Pioneer Valley Books $22.00 1 $22.00
Discover Our World Nonfiction Level F Set • Pioneer Valley Books $22.00 1 $22.00
Discover Our World Nonfiction Level E Set • Pioneer Valley Books $22.00 1 $22.00
Bella and Rosie Early Chapter Books • Pioneer Valley Books $22.00 1 $22.00
Nonfiction Yellow Set • Pioneer Valley Books $22.00 1 $22.00

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