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  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Finan
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Classroom Library For Lower Leveled Readers

My students need books to choose from in the classroom that are on their level in order to learn how to read.

My Students

Did you or anyone you know ever struggle as a reader? My students are fourth and fifth graders however, they are reading at first and second grade reading levels and unfortunately, they struggle as readers every day.

I teacher 13 students that are part of a 4th and 5th grade self-contained class in New Jersey.

They are special education students with different types of disabilities. The school that they attend is a Title 1 school. A Title 1 school is one with a high concentration of low-achieving students and students living in poverty. The purpose of the Title 1 program is to ensure that all children, regardless of their situation, have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education by providing additional academic services and programs. These students are sweet, kind, loving, energetic and eager to be able to read like others in their grade. They often lack the confidence they need to become a better reader because the books that are made available to them are too difficult.

My Project

My students need books to choose from in the classroom that are on their level in order to learn how to read. It is a dream of mine to get my students to become better readers, and in the process, have them develop a love & passion for reading. Unfortunately at this time, my students do not have the selection of books on their level that will help them achieve this goal. It is vital that students master the skills at each reading level before advancing on. Because my students are in fourth and fifth grade, they have mostly a fourth and fifth grade book choice. However, they are not yet reading at a fourth and fifth grade level. My vision for this school year and future years to come is to provide my students with books at their level that will help foster a passion for reading while at the same time, develop the skills they need to become better readers. On some of the reading levels, I have chosen two sets. With 13 students and 5 books to a level, my students will not have to wait for books on their level to be available. They will be able to read books that are just right for them, everyday.

Without a strong foundation of reading skills, my students have and continue to face many challenge.

It is nearly impossible for them to perform well in math, science, social studies and writing if they are unable to read and comprehend the directions. With your help I am confident that my students will grow as readers and in the process, have more faith and confidence in themselves. These kids are eager to be better reader. They want to learn how. They just need the tools to do so.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA309 - Level H Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 1 $38.99
AA316 - Level I Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA308 - Level G Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA318 - Level K Book Bin - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
AA304 - Level C Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
AA306 - Level E Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
AA841 - Level H Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
AA842 - Level I Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • 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
AA317 - Level J Book Bin - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
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 $25.00 1 $25.00
AA843 - Level J Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.00 1 $19.00

Materials cost

$464.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$501.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.57

Total project goal

$590.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.45

10 Donors

-$350.00

Donations toward project cost

-$321.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.50

match offer

-$212.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$180.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

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