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Mrs. Kinnaman from Irving TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library

Help me give my students fiction and nonfiction books to grow a love of reading.

  • $996 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My new school seems AWESOME! 95% of the students come from economically disadvantaged families. They are almost all second language learners. The district provides free breakfast, lunch and a snack to all my students (how great is this??!).

Most importantly I know my students are all curious and capable of learning.

They want to be loved and supported and I cannot wait to cheer them on this year as they meet BIG goals and dream BIG dreams!

I am returning to the classroom after an 8 year break during which I was a teacher coach, principal and then spent 1 year in the private sector. I cannot wait to return to working in a public school - it truly is where my heart is! I am in a new state and a new district. My previous district was in a wealthy area where we had an abundance of resource and parent support, so this will be a big change!

My Project

My students arrive in less than two weeks and I have NO classroom library. I will be getting books that are part of our English language arts curriculum (sets for small group instruction, teacher read alouds, etc), but my students need to fall in love with reading by choosing their own books for independent reading everyday!

This project will make sure my students have quality books and lots of choice.

Reading development at second grade is critical. They are not only learning to read, but loving to read. I want a library that lets the students learn how to explore lots of genres and topics and expand their horizons about reading and the world.

Mrs. Kinnaman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
According to Humphrey the Hamster Series Collection 12 Books Set • Amazon Business $82.95 1 $82.95
Teacher Created Materials - TIME for Kids Informational Text: STEM Collection - 10 Book Set - Grade 2 - Guided Reading Level J - M • Amazon Business $79.90 1 $79.90
Teacher Created Materials - Classroom Library Collections: Literary Text Readers Set 3 - 10 Book Set - Grade 2 - Guided Reading Level I - M • Amazon Business $69.90 1 $69.90
Teacher Created Materials - Classroom Library Collections: Biomes and Habitats - 10 Book Set - Grades 2-3 - Guided Reading Level K - P • Amazon Business $59.06 1 $59.06
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book 10-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $26.19 2 $52.38
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Dk Reader Star Wars Set (8 Books) : Watch Out for Jabba the Hut; Don't Wake the Zillo Beast; Tatooine Adventures; What Is a Wookie; Pirates and Worse; Journey Through Space; Star Wars Lego the Phantom Menace; Yoda in Action (Book Sets for Kids : DK Reader Level 1 - 4) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Teacher Created Materials - Science Readers: Earth and Space Science - 5 Book Set - Grade 2 • Amazon Business $35.74 1 $35.74
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $22.56 1 $22.56
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $15.66 1 $15.66
Ivy & Bean Boxed Set: Books 7-9 • Amazon Business $15.64 1 $15.64
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $15.24 1 $15.24
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
It's Show and Tell, Dexter! (Dexter T. Rexter) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
What Does It Mean to Be Present? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Humphrey Box Set (3 Books) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! (Books 9-12) • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
My Parents Think I'm Sleeping (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Space: Planets, Moons, Stars, and More! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Elmer and the Dragon (My Father's Dragon) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Dragons of Blueland (My Father's Dragon) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Father's Dragon • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Fox and Crow Are Not Friends (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Andy Shane, Hero at Last • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Andy Shane is NOT in Love • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Stinky Giant (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79

Materials cost

$804.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$846.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.36

Total project goal

$995.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$995.75

6 Donors

-$485.67

Donations toward project cost

-$425.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.60

match offer

-$495.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$421.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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