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Mrs. Fay from Seagrove NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating High Interest in Reading

My students need books they can read independently to foster a love of reading and to ensure their growth as readers throughout the school year.

  • $349 goal

This project expired on December 15, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a small, rural town in North Carolina. They attend a Title I school with approximately 500 students. Many of my students do not have access to academic resources and technology and have limited knowledge of the world around them.

My students are great kids who love to learn and experience new things.

Many of them live on farms and love playing in the woods. They frequently ask questions and are curious about new things. It is my goal as their teacher to inspire them, introduce them to new ideas, and give them a love for learning. My hope for them is that they will grow to be lifelong learners and achieve their goals.

My Project

My goal is to build a bigger classroom library that offers more choices for my students and to provide texts for them that they can read independently. Children need access to a variety of books that they can read independently to build their confidence as readers and to improve their reading skills. First grade is an important year in a child's life as this is the year they learn how to read. Our classroom needs both fiction and nonfiction texts at the beginning readers level to support the important growth the students will make.

Students who are first learning to read need access to books that fit their personal interests.

When students have a choice of what they want to read they have a higher interest in reading. For this reason, I have selected a variety of books on many different topics to ensure a high level of interest for my students. It is my hope that my students will be able to choose their own books and become strong, independent readers.

Mrs. Fay
Grades PreK-2
More than half of 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
TIME FOR KIDS(r) Nonfiction Readers - Grade K (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 1 $50.96
TIME FOR KIDS(r) Nonfiction Readers - Grade K (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 1 $50.96
Meet the Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Trip to the Zoo • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Garden Friends • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Whatever the Weather • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Born to Be a Butterfly • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Fishy Tales • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Colorful Days • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Animals at Home • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Fishy Tales • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Bed for the Winter • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Day at Greenhill Farm • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Let' s Play Soccer • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Day in the Life of a Builder • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Busy Buzzy Bee • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
I Want to be a Ballerina • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Starry Sky • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Farm Animals • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Animal Hide and Seek • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splish, Splash! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit's Big Friend • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
How Many Fish? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
A Big Surprise • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Get That Pest! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Why the Frog Has Big Eyes • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Cloudy Day Sunny Day • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
What Day Is It? • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Sid's Surprise • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Fox and the Stork • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
What I See • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Best Friends • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Pig and Little Pig • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Rick Is Sick • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Dot and Bob • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Hat • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Come Here, Tiger! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Rip's Secret Spot • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Biscuit • AKJ Education $2.80 1 $2.80
Homes Around the World • AKJ Education $2.60 1 $2.60
Submarines and Submersibles • AKJ Education $2.60 1 $2.60

Materials cost

$243.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$295.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.23

Total project goal

$348.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$348.21

4 Donors

-$285.71

Donations toward project cost

-$242.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.85

match offer

-$62.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$53.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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