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Mrs. Chidester from Kenosha WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Drop Everything and Donate Books!

Help me give my students BOOKS BOOKS AND BOOKS. Kindergarten is the foundation of reading and by supplying students with several books encourages them to READ! These books will be added to our classroom library for everyday use!

  • $599 goal

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My Students

I am blessed to be 28 incredible kiddos' Kindergarten teacher. Of the 28 Kindergarten kiddos, eight have special needs and two are English-language learners. The majority of my students come from low-income households. My goal as their teacher is to provide each student with a safe, loving and comfortable environment.

Kindergarten is the foundation of learning.

Without the acquiring the skills in Kindergarten, students are unable to be successful learners. Students learn that they are capable of learning on their own AND doing their best work in the classroom. As a teacher, I provide them with the skills to be independent AND own their learning.

My Project

This project will reach 28 incredible kindergartners! My students are SO excited about reading. We have moved from the beginning stage of reading (reading the pictures) to now reading the text! My students would be thrilled to be able to choose from a variety books!

Independent reading has been a mission of mine.

Having students be able to choose from a plethora of picture books and nonfiction books from MY classroom shelves. I have been checking books out from local libraries, our school library and ordering scholastic books when I have some extra funds. My students are ecstatic when I bring in new books or check out books from our library for them to read.

Let's continue this love for reading.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sports Talk, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K-1 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Caldecott Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-5 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Best of Grades K-1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Holidays and Celebrations Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-K (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
STEAM Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00

Materials cost

$429.00

Vendor shipping charges

$42.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.71

Total project goal

$598.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.05

1 Donor

-$300.00

Donations toward project cost

-$255.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

match offer

-$298.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$253.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.71

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$0.00

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