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Ms. Deitz from Gaston NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

But FIRST Books: Library for a New First Grade Class

My students need a selection leveled books to grow their brains while they quietly read in the book nook.

  • $427 goal

This project expired on October 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For the past two years, I have been teaching Kindergarten; however, I loved my last class so much I've decided to move up to first grade with them. Throughout the year they grew from not knowing letters or letter sounds to reading at or above grade level. Their hard work and commitment to learning made it possible for all of them to succeed and graduate kindergarten.

My student's love of reading and persistence in spite of all their hurdles is inspirational.

Our student population is 85% African-American, with 85% being eligible for free or reduced lunch. Coming from a low social economic background in a rural area, empowering this passion is key to opening many doors for them in the future.

My Project

Many students get discouraged and even frustrated when reading books that are above their reading level. Having the wrong books causes them to simply sit in the book nook feeling defeated. Providing access to books they can read on their own will build their faith in their reading abilities.

By donating to our project, you will not only be building students' independence and confidence, you will ultimately help to increase their love for literacy.

In this rural area where the libraries are underfunded, it is unlikely my students will have access to these books other than at school. By helping provide these 232 interesting and age-appropriate books, these students will be set up for success long term.

Ms. Deitz
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paw Patrol Phonics Box Set (PAW Patrol) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $9.09 2 $18.18
My Favorite Dog Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 3: Levels Included: E-G (My Very First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Funny School Stories: Learning to Read Box Set: 5 Fun-Filled Adventures! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #1: Amelia Bedelia Hit the Books (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Justice League Reading Collection: 5 I Can Read Books Inside! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Paddington Collector's Quintet: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
I Can Read My Favorite Stories, Level 1 • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Superman Classic: Superman Phonics Fun (Includes 12 Books) (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
My Favorite Spooky Stories Box Set: 5 Silly, Not-Too-Scary Tales! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Phonics Power! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Fancy Nancy's Fantastic Phonics (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Monster Phonics (Blaze and the Monster Machines) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Phonics Fun! (Sesame Street) (Sesame Street: Step Into Reading) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Pinkalicious Phonics Box Set (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Little Critter Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Pete the Cat Phonics Box: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 2: Levels Included: C-E (My Very First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Biscuit: More Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
After the Dinosaurs Box Set: After the Dinosaurs, Beyond the Dinosaurs, The Day the Dinosaurs Died (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Disney Princess Reading Adventures Disney Princess Level 1 Boxed Set • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fancy Nancy Collector's Quintet (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Splat the Cat: Big Reading Collection (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
I Want to Be a Police Officer (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Mac and Cheese (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Want to Be a Doctor (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Trucks! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Penny and Her Marble (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
No More Monsters for Me! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Clark the Shark: Lost and Found (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.54 1 $3.54
Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Soccer! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tail (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.17 1 $3.17
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Rock Star (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.07 1 $3.07
The Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.01 1 $3.01
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Stuck in the Mud (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
The Berenstain Bears Are SuperBears! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Danny and the Dinosaur • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
The Berenstain Bears at the Aquarium (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.82 1 $2.82
Diary of a Worm: Teacher's Pet (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie's Snow Day (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.80 1 $2.80

Materials cost

$304.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$362.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.01

Total project goal

$426.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$426.71

2 Donors

-$376.71

Donations toward project cost

-$320.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.51

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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