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Mrs. Conrad from Cheektowaga NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Lifelong Readers!

Help me give my students the opportunity to love reading! By donating, you will help students with a variety of abilities to choose from books of their interests.

  • $693 goal

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My Students

"The more you read the more you know, the more you know the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss... We would like to implement Reader's Workshop in our classroom to meet all student needs, which includes a lot of independent, partner, and small group reading! Our classroom is the center of our learning. It is our home away from home for 9 months of the year. Our students come to school ready to learn each day and we need the materials to help them succeed!

Our school is right outside the city of Buffalo, New York in a high poverty area where 80% of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch.

I want to provide them with a learning environment that is comfortable, engaging, but most of all successful for each and every one of them. My students are eager to learn and do their best and are at the transitional point in their reading where they are ready to take the skills we are learning and use them in their own books!

My Project

The materials we are asking for will be used daily to implement our independent and small group reading time during our Reader's Workshop. Currently my students have very little resources when it comes to books - especially current series and ones at their levels. We have requested many different series of books to begin building our classroom library and allow our students a choice of what to read. These books will boost not only their reading skills (comprehension, fluency, decoding) but also their love for reading! These materials will be used for independent reading and small group instruction such as book clubs. It is vital that we make our reading time engaging for students and beneficial which having these books will allow us to do so. We envision these materials will be a fundamental part to a successful reading program!

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Mrs. Conrad
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sauder Beginnings 3-Shelf Bookcase, Highland Oak finish • Amazon Business $31.17 5 $155.85
ECR4Kids Scoop-Front Storage Bins, Easy-to-Grip Design Storage Cubbies, Kid Friendly and Built to Last, Pairs with ECR4Kids Storage Units, 10-Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney • Amazon Business $67.58 1 $67.58
The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Books 1-12) • Amazon Business $51.31 1 $51.31
Roald Dahl Collection 15 Fantastic Stories Box Set Including Boy, The BFG, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Amazon Business $44.77 1 $44.77
Roald Dahl Collection 16 Books Box Set • Amazon Business $40.93 1 $40.93
Dork Diaries x 10 title set: Dork Diaries / Party Time / How to Dork your Diary / Pop Star / Dear Dork / TV Star / Skating Sensation / Holiday Heartbreak / OMG / Once Upon a Dork • Amazon Business $37.43 1 $37.43
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $35.87 1 $35.87
The Baby-Sitters Club Retro Set • Amazon Business $28.92 1 $28.92

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