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Mrs. Dyson from Greensboro NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can I Keep This?

Help me give my students various books at their level that they can take home and enjoy!

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students from 2nd and 3rd are matched with 4th and 5th grade reading buddies. I am facilitating this morning reading buddies program. These students are eager to help and eager to work with these "big" buddies. The 2nd and 3rd grade students are working to improve their reading fluency through echo reading, and rereading "old friend" books with their big buddies. Big buddies and getting confidence, leadership skills, and language practice. They read for 20 minutes four days a week in the media center first thing in the morning!

"Given time, access, choice, and community, more children will become readers." This is what Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp said in their book, Game Changer.

I also believe our morning reading program will help to allow students all of these items.

My Project

"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them." Neil Gaiman. Students who take part in the Reading Buddy morning program will read books, talk with buddies, and listen to great examples of reading, but one other thing we want to make sure is that these students get books to take with them, that they can look forward to reading and keeping. This project will allow students to choose a book of their choice to take with them after 5 sessions with their reading buddy.

"Children who own books are more likely to take personal ownership of their reading lives." (Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp)

We believe that giving these students extra time, choice, and choice in books we are providing all the pieces to help them become life long readers. The ability to get books in the program will help make all the pieces come together.

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Series Sampler - Here's Hank (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Series Sampler - Lunch Lady (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.92 1 $20.92
Favorite Author Study - Cynthia Rylant (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
I Brought My Rat for Show-and-Tell: And Other Funny School Poems • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My brother, Ant • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dinosaur's Day • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Volcanoes: and Other Natural Disasters • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Slinky, Scaly Snakes • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Eruption The Story of Volcanoes • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The Very Lonely Firefly • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Get Well, Good Knight • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Eek! Stories to Make You Shriek • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$102.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.06

Total project goal

$167.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.05

4 Donors

-$156.24

Donations toward project cost

-$141.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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