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  • $481 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. W.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Chicken Soup for the Bulldogs Soul

My students need 39 leveled books, including works by Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff and titles from the I'm Going to Read series.

Students faced with tremendous amounts of obstacles are trying to beat the odds by becoming literate readers. I currently teach 1st grade in a highly poverty stricken environment. The community is extremely poor and run down and the school is currently labeled Title 1 which means the majority of our students receive free or reduced lunch. The students don't have access to many books, and we all know that books and the ability to read are an important aspect of life.

The students I serve are mainly monolingual students who are trying their hardest to read the English language. Although there are books available in the library, there are a very limited amount of books located in our classroom for them to use on a daily basis. Most of these students are the only members of their family that speak English and they don't have access to much literature that is at their reading level, which if we had, it would increase their confidence in becoming better readers.

If my classroom was able to obtain our own set of books, the students would be able to read books throughout the day that were on their individual levels. I would be able to have the students take home the books and share their progress with their families. My students are a great group of kids who really have a desire to learn and although they may not have the resources to buy their own books, they would be able to come to class and feel as though their classroom is their very own personal library.

As we all know, reading is the gateway to empowerment. Every child, regardless of their home lives or the community they live in, should have access to a vast array of books. You and your contribution would mean so much to my students as well as myself. Every time I go to the public library and bring back books my students are so happy, as many of them have never been to the public library. So, my thought is if I can't get them to the public library, then I will have so many books within our classroom that it will feel like our own little public library within our class. Please do whatever you can to help my students gain books and create their own little reader's paradise. Thank you!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars (I Can Read Series: Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Bats at the Library Brian Lies (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
White House White-out: A to Z Mysteries Super Edition 3 Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Go Long! Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber, With Paul Mantell • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Bear Feels Scared Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Fifteen Animals! Sandra Boynton • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Let's Dance, Little Pookie Sandra Boynton • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger, Carin Berger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Too Many Toys David Shannon • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Time for School, Mouse! (If You Give... Series) Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Thump, Quack, Moo Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss, Ring • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
The Hundred Dresses Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator), Foreword by Helena Estes • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Love You Forever Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
A Light in the Attic Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.19 1 $15.19
Gingerbread Boy Paul Galdone, Paul Galdone (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Kissing Hand Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Ultimate Official Guide to Club Penguin, Volume 1 Katherine Noll • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Big Words for Little People Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Very Marley Christmas John Grogan, Richard Cowdrey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Gingerbread Friends Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Fancy Nancy at the Museum Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator), Robin Preiss-Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.56 1 $12.56
Morris Goes to School: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) B. Wiseman, B. Wiseman (Illustrator), Bernard Wiseman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Mo Willems • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Daddy Kisses Anne Gutman, Chronicle Books, Georg Hallensleben • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
I'm Going to Read (Level 3): Ouch! Harriet Ziefert, Rich Rossi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Im Going to Read Pizza and Other Stinky Poems Amanda Haley, Margot Linn, Harriet Ziefert, Amanda Haley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
I'm Going to Read (Level 4): Class Pets Elliot Kreloff, Barry Gott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Im Going to Read Pizza and Other Stinky Poems Amanda Haley, Margot Linn, Amanda Haley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Tic and Tac Clean Up (I'm Going to Read Level 2) Elliot Kreloff • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Im Going to Read I Won't Go to Bed! Andrea Baruffi, Margot Linn • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
I'm Going to Read (Level 3): Joselina Piggy Cleans Her Room R. W. Alley, Nancy Markham Alberts, R. W. Alley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
How Not to Start Third Grade (Step into Reading Series Step 4) Hapka • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Arthur's Classroom Fib Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$319.43

Vendor shipping charges

$31.94

State sales tax

$17.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$394.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.49

Total project goal

$480.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$480.49

12 Donors

-$463.53

Donations toward project cost

-$394.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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