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Mrs. Callahan from Wauwatosa WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Children Need Books!

Help me give my students books for guided reading. This will allow the first grade teachers to pull groups of kids at the same time, giving the kids the chance to read a text together.

  • $683 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love that my students have a sense of wonder, about everything around them. I love that each day they come asking questions just as first graders do! My classroom of 21 kids is a mixture of abilities and interests. I try to give multiple pathways for learning in everything I do. Since August I have continued to build a sense of family in our room. I call it our First Grade family. Some of my students are learning to read while some of their classmates are starting to analyze a text. Yes, they are first graders. It is truly amazing.

The District that I work in celebrates that "all means all" so inclusion makes our classroom a richer environment for all!

During writing you would hear soft music planning, during Science you would hear lots of questions and witness inquiry learning taking place! It's such an exciting time of day! We have mystery readers that come in frequently to spark that love of reading. I love to embrace new and different ideas. Last week we tried our first Breakout EDU, and the kids LOVED IT!

My Project

I want to create a book room in my school with various titles so that teachers can implement guided reading. My dream is to have a huge room with books of all levels and all genres. I started small last month and will continue to grow the dream over time. These titles are picked with my current first graders in mind. Some of them are readers and some will be readers soon! Having multiple copies of a book will allow kids to read together so that they can learn from one another.

Teaching the love of reading is my ultimate goal!

To teach a child to read is a gift, but to cultivate their love for reading takes grace... and having lots of different books to pick from opens their world!

Thank you for helping fund this dream!

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $6.29 4 $25.16
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36
Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36
Whistle for Willie • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36
Frog and Toad Are Friends • AKJ Education $4.49 4 $17.96
Frog and Toad Are Friends • AKJ Education $4.49 4 $17.96
Magic tree house Afternoon on the Amazon • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
Nate the Great • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
Magic Tree House #8: Midnight on the Moon • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
Nate the Great • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
Ivy and Bean Book 1 Book 1 • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
Magic Tree House #24: Earthquake in the Early Morning • AKJ Education $4.19 4 $16.76
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.18 4 $16.72
Playing in the Snow • AKJ Education $3.61 4 $14.44
Henry and Mudge: The First Book • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Pinky and Rex and the Bully • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Henry and Mudge: The First Book • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Days with Frog and Toad • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Fox on the Job • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Frog and Toad All Year • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Days with Frog and Toad • AKJ Education $3.49 4 $13.96
Scholastic Reader Level 2: More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Education $2.79 4 $11.16

Materials cost

$541.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$580.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.37

Total project goal

$682.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.46

5 Donors

-$519.96

Donations toward project cost

-$441.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.99

match offer

-$162.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.38

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$0.00

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