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Mrs. Bredehoeft from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Comfortable Classroom Library for Kinders

My students need a classroom library with quality books and rug for comfortable seating.

  • $784 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

With almost 95% of our students receiving free or reduced lunch, our school has the biggest population of low-income students in the district. I can only imagine what kinds of hardships they must be facing every day. Despite all that, they enter my classroom full of energy, with the brightest smiles on their faces and a positive attitude.

They deserve the best education we can provide with tools, resources, and technology necessary to help them be the best they can be.

Being part of a culturally diverse classroom, and working with many immigrant and high-needs students, my belief in equal educational opportunity has only strengthened. My students are not only bright, capable, and hard-working, but they are also kind, friendly and respectful to one another.

I feel extremely blessed to work with these children. They teach me about what it means to stay focused, how to persevere when faced with challenges, and how to push myself to do better every day. I am so proud of each and every one of them!

My Project

Creating an inviting and comfortable library space for my kindergarten students will encourage them to read and interact with books. Currently, my students do not have a designated space for reading other than at their desk or around the classroom. A small rug would create a separate space for the classroom library, a bench would provide extra seating for students, and book boxes would help organize and store the books. In addition, providing high quality and engaging books would help develop positive attitudes about reading.

With new books and a quiet space to read, students will have access to age-appropriate reading materials to enhance their learning.

Students will have the opportunity to read books at their level and listen to stories that teach about diversity, families, social skills, feelings, science, friendship, etc. The children will also get to choose from popular children's stories such as The Cat in the Hat, The Hungry Caterpillar, Pete the Cat, Fancy Nancy, and so on.

The availability of these amazing books will allow my students the opportunity to choose books they are interested in. The goal is to have a variety of good books in the classroom to motivate children to read, as well as, increase their literacy development.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Book Bins, 11-Inch, Assorted Colors, 30 Bins (STX70105U06C) • Amazon Business $77.74 1 $77.74
Kev & Cooper Playtime Collection ABC, Numbers and Shapes Educational Area Rug - 5'0" x 6'6" • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
ClosetMaid 1569 Cubeicals 3-Cube Storage Bench, White • Amazon Business $46.42 1 $46.42
Dr. Seuss's Second Beginner Book Collection • Amazon Business $30.76 1 $30.76
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) • Amazon Business $26.81 1 $26.81
MySELF Theme: I Am in Control of Myself Single Copy Set (1 each of 6 books) • Amazon Business $25.50 1 $25.50
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Little Critter Collector's Quintet: Critters Who Care, Going to the Firehouse, This Is My Town, Going to the Sea Park, To the Rescue (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #2: Books Are a Ball (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
The Eric Carle Mini Library: A Storybook Gift Set (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Fancy Nancy Collector's Quintet (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Pete the Cat Phonics Box: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Children Around the World • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Mister Seahorse: board book (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
It's Okay To Be Different • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Feet Are Not for Kicking (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Noses Are Not for Picking (Best Behavior) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Words Are Not for Hurting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Germs Are Not for Sharing (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
From Head to Toe Board Book • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Feelings Book • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
I Am Going! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Grouchy Ladybug • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
The Family Book • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Board Book • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Today Is Monday board book • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
10 Little Rubber Ducks Board Book (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86
The Very Busy Spider: A Lift-the-Flap Book (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.55 1 $3.55

Materials cost

$626.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$665.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$117.46

Total project goal

$783.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$783.06

7 Donors

-$541.53

Donations toward project cost

-$460.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.23

Matching donations from our partners

-$241.53

Match offers toward project cost

-$205.30

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.23

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$0.00

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