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Mrs. Nicholas from Jackson Heights NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calling All Readers!

My students need leveled books for independent reading.

  • $780 goal

This project expired on June 4, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to read! They love reading for pleasure and reading to learn information. They love fiction and talking about characters and plot and they also love learning new information from nonfiction books.

My students are in the first grade who were slightly below grade level when finishing kindergarten and entering first grade and now their academic levels are beginning to soar.

They work cooperatively and respectfully with each other. They have learned to never give up. No matter how difficult the work may be, they have learned to use the resources around the classroom to help them with reading, writing, and math.

My Project

Our favorite day of the week is Monday. On Monday the children go "book shopping". That's when they return their 8 independent leveled books from their book baggy and "shop" for 8 new ones. The room is buzzing with excitement and eagerness to read their new selections. With my 20+ years in teaching kindergarten I have accumulated many of these books in the kindergarten levels, but not the first grade levels. First graders need to move through 6+ reading levels from September to June. My children are beginning to read the same books over and over again because we just don't have enough books in the higher levels. These requested leveled books coordinate with phonics skills that we are learning. The children then have the opportunity to apply the strategies they have learned that will make them successful readers. You should hear their excitement when they tell their parents, " I am reading on level __ now!"

Your donation to this project will give the children the opportunity to "shop" for different books from week to week so they can become better readers and to continue to LOVE reading!

Let's also remember that reading is strongly associated to writing. The more reading they do, the better their writing will get too!

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

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL722 - Level K Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $41.00 1 $41.00
LL715 - Level E Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
LL719 - Level I Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
TT919 - Level I Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
LL716 - Level F Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
LL717 - Level G Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
AA842 - Level I Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
AA841 - Level H Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT918 - Level H Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT917 - Level G Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT916 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT915 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
LL718 - Level H Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
TT942 - Level K Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
LL721 - Level J Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
AA839 - Level G Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
AA844 - Level K Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.00 1 $26.00
AA838 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.00 1 $26.00
AA837 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
TT941 - Level J Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.00 1 $22.00
AA843 - Level J Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $20.00 1 $20.00

Materials cost

$623.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$662.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.88

Total project goal

$779.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$779.22

13 Donors

-$776.58

Donations toward project cost

-$662.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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