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Mrs. Rankin
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Engaging Library Leads to Better Reading Stamina!

My students need an organized and engaging classroom library. Color coded and labeled bins will help students pick out books that are "Just Right" for them. Comfy seating will increase reading stamina!

My Students

If I could describe my classroom in five words, they would be: community, intellectual, deserving, self-reliant and courageous. Students in my class have ownership of their own learning and a lot of what goes on happens organically. The desire I have for teaching first grade shows through my students. Hearing any student say, “I love coming to school" is the biggest reward and tells me I am engaging my students and meeting their needs. Every student in my classroom has a unique voice and everyone in the room must respect it.

Creating community is essential to taking risks and deeper learning.

I care about kids and they know it. Taking the time to know my students well, not just as learners, but also as people has helped to create a real sense of belonging in our shared space. I make sure that my classroom is a safe environment whether their priority is to learn or to have a place to feel welcome. All students know their needs are being met in my classroom no matter their situation.

My Project

These materials will make a difference in my students' learning and improve their reading! Setting up good reading habits at an early age is essential! Students will use those skills to prepare them for their future. Having an engaging classroom library will invite and excite children to want to read!

Students need a library that is organized in such a way that they can always pick "Just Right" books for them.

These materials will be helpful in organizing books according to levels and interests. This allows for students to have more reading time and less digging through bins for books.

Having a comfortable place to read is also key in building excitement for reading. When students are comfortable, they can begin to build reading stamina.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG965X - Help-Yourself Book Boxes - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 4 $159.96
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00

Materials cost

$214.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$261.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.07

Total project goal

$307.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$307.15

6 Donors

-$277.70

Donations toward project cost

-$237.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.16

match offer

-$27.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$23.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 6 other donors.

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