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  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. M.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Empty Bookcases

The cost of three sets of guided, leveled readers is $325, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I have the honor of working with 12 special education students. This is the second year that I have worked with these students and they are now in first grade. When they came to me in Kindergarten, they knew nothing, not even how to hold a pencil. Over the past 2 years, not only are they holding pencils, they are using these pencils to write and copy sentences that I thought would never be possible. That's not all though! I have about half of my class reading! Every time they are able to read a leveled book, I remember why I took this job and it helps me through the rest of the day. Unfortunately, we do not have an ample supply of books on their level. My proposal is to request enough books that the students are able to take books home overnight and bring them back the following day to swap with their classmates. These days, all the kids are hooked on electronic games. If I can get just a handful of students passionate about reading, I would say that I was a successful teacher. They are eager to learn how to read new books and are so excited to share their reading with a fellow teacher. I would love to continue to encourage them, but I am running out of resources for them. I would hate for them to put their learning and passion for reading on hold. So, it would be great to get some books to add to our collection.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading: Level E (23 book set) • AKJ Educational Services $93.82 1 $93.82
Guided Reading: Level D (19 book set) • AKJ Educational Services $70.28 1 $70.28
Guided Reading: Level C (18 book set) • AKJ Educational Services $56.76 1 $56.76

Materials cost

$220.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$266.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.50

Total project goal

$325.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$325.00

4 Donors

-$308.39

Donations toward project cost

-$267.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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