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Ms. Korab from Charlottesville VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing our Reading and Writing Communities!

My students need a plethora of great books and writing materials for their classrooms.

  • $2,171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year our school is working to show each student that s/he is a reader and writer. Over 90% of our students receive free or reduced price lunch. For many of our students, school provides a consistent structure and provides them opportunities and experiences they otherwise might not have.

For many of our students, school is the first place where students come to love a book for the first time or even hold a book for the first time!

We firmly believe our school must have classroom environments that promote this love of literacy in both reading and writing! Classrooms must have excellent classroom libraries and writing areas that invite students to read, write, and create.

My Project

Our students are developing into voracious readers and writers. We would like these high-interest book titles to create strong classroom libraries for kindergarten through fourth grades students. Further, we would like the writing center materials to create hands-on access for our blossoming writers.

Our students need immediate access to engaging titles and materials that allow them to create.

These titles will be used for students to "book shop" to add books to their reading baskets. These books will be used for fluency exercises, as well. Our goal is to select multiple books that match each of our readers. By doing so, we hope to develop life-long readers.

Research shows that to develop into strong readers, students must have access to books and read for a high volume of time. While some students may have these opportunities elsewhere, for a lot of our students, school is the place to provide these.

Ms. Korab
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WRITING CENTER TABLETOP • School Specialty $74.87 7 $524.09
LC856 - Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Crayon Rocks 16 Colors in a Red Velvet Bag • Amazon Business $10.44 4 $41.76
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $20.86 2 $41.72
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $19.45 2 $38.90
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child • Amazon Business $23.23 1 $23.23
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $19.52 1 $19.52
The Day Louis Got Eaten (Andersen Press Picture Books) • Amazon Business $16.87 1 $16.87
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
SkippyJon Jones • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Mixed-Up Chameleon • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Bink and Gollie: The Completely Marvelous Collection • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Watermelon Seed • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Templeton Gets His Wish • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Up, Tall and High • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Little Penguin and the Lollipop • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
7 Ate 9 • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny! • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
What Will Fat Cat Sit On? • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
From Head to Toe • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Grouchy Ladybug (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Elmer (Elmer Books) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Mother Bruce • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Samson: The Piranha Who Went to Dinner • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
BE QUIET! • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Miles is the Boss of His Body (Safety) • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Press Here • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Rocket Writes a Story • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Number One Sam • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Good Night Owl • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate • Amazon Business $10.06 1 $10.06
I Like Being Me: Poems about kindness, friendship, and making good choices • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Waylon! One Awesome Thing • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Rhyming Dust Bunnies • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Ball • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lulu and the Brontosaurus • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dory Fantasmagory • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Lulu Walks the Dogs • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Night of the Veggie Monster • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dory Fantasmagory: Dory Dory Black Sheep • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
See Me Run (I Like to Read®) • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
The Remarkable Farkle McBride • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
The Princess in Black • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Two • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sweet Dreams, Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventure) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Spotlight Soccer (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
8-Bit Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Quarterback Rush (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing (Book #2) • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? My First Reader • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38
See Me Dig (I Like to Read®) • Amazon Business $5.30 1 $5.30
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One • Amazon Business $5.30 1 $5.30
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Inspector Flytrap (Book #1) • Amazon Business $4.82 1 $4.82
Lulu's Mysterious Mission • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
The Adventures of Captain Underpants • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Three • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Gossie and Gertie (Reader) (Gossie & Friends) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
BooBoo (Reader) (Gossie & Friends) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Jasper & Joop (Reader) (Gossie & Friends) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hug • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94
The Year of Billy Miller • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89
Inspector Flytrap in the Goat Who Chewed Too Much (Book #3) • Amazon Business $3.75 1 $3.75
Ollie the Stomper (Reader) (Gossie & Friends) • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map • Amazon Business $3.28 1 $3.28
Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! • Amazon Business $2.88 1 $2.88
Henry And Mudge And The Happy Cat • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81

Materials cost

$1,736.08

Vendor shipping charges

$52.41

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,844.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$325.51

Total project goal

$2,170.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,170.04

1 Donor

-$2,170.04

Donations toward project cost

-$1,844.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$325.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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