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Mrs. Simons from Apollo Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting Families to Budding Readers!

Help me give my students new leveled readers to read at home with their families.

  • $216 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are determined, creative, and have a willingness to learn that is inspiring. They are explorers, investigators, mathematicians, and budding readers. My students can often be seen working collaboratively to solve problems. They welcome any challenge given to them and persevere through those challenges with zeal.

Not only are my students amazing but so are their families.

The students in my classroom come from good homes with positive family influences. Their parents are very involved in their education and want the best for their children. We all; parents, students, and myself, work together to create a learning experience that is both powerful and engaging.

My Project

My students need new leveled readers to help them become more confident and accomplished readers. As a part of our weekly homework, I have a Read Every Day folder that goes home with students. This folder contains books that we have read in guided reading as well as an additional book that is on their reading level. I would like to include more than one additional book in their folders each week.

Research shows that reading each night for 20 minutes significantly increases the likelihood of reading success.

The books that I am requesting will be used to help fill some of that time for my students. Not only will they learn new vocabulary but they will also gain more practice using the reading strategies that I am teaching them in class. This also helps me to continuously communicate students progress with parents. It connects families directly to our classroom.

Mrs. Simons
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels C & D: 20 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for New Readers • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels A & B: 20 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for New Readers • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are Just Right for Young Readers • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level C: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels E & F: 16 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Levels E-F: 12 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Levels E & F: 16 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level D: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23

Materials cost

$150.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.27

Total project goal

$215.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$215.11

4 Donors

-$215.11

Donations toward project cost

-$182.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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