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Ms. Thomas from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Literacy In Las Vegas

My students need 5 copies each of 23 books to read during our guided reading time.

  • $675 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For the past few months I have been trying to get enough books to read with my small groups. Currently, I am hording all the books at the public library and feeling slightly unethical about it. This project will provide me with exciting leveled books for my students.

My students are a wonderfully diverse group of first graders with a passion for literacy.

They always surprise me with their insights into the literature we read. However, they live in a low-income area of Nevada and often do not have much access to literature at home. Outside of school, their interests include drawing, painting, playing basketball, playing on the playground, dancing, and writing. They are, as a whole, very interested in Science. They really enjoyed the "Sink or Float" lesson we had this year and they love watching Planet Earth!

My Project

The books that I chose are at a variety of reading levels and will provide my students with a plethora of books to choose from. Many are stories that teach lessons about History, life, or Science. For example, "Frog and Toad" teaches students about friendship and the Magic Tree House collection ties in a lot of Science and History. These books will allow me to better plan my guided reading lessons. Sometimes, I make plans for the week and then have to make new ones because my books didn't come in on time from the library. Having these books will enable me to pick and choose books at the appropriate levels. This will directly benefit my students' learning.

This project will expose my students to more literature, it will help them to build their fluency, and give them books at their level.

As a result, these children will be better readers which will help them to be more successful in life.

Ms. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Biscuit's First Sleepover (Biscuit Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator), Rose Mary Berlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Poppleton Cynthia Rylant, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Poppleton and Friends, Vol. 2 Cynthia Rylant, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Poppleton Everyday Cynthia Rylant, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Poppleton Forever Cynthia Rylant, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Little Bear (I Can Read Book Series: A Level 1 Book) Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 5 $17.75
Kiss for Little Bear (I Can Read Book Series) Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 5 $17.75
Frog and Toad are Friends (I Can Read Picture Book Series) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $5.38 5 $26.90
Frog and Toad Together (I Can Read Series) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $5.38 5 $26.90
Frog and Toad All Year: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Days with Frog and Toad: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Owl at Home: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Mouse Soup: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Mouse Tales: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Morris Goes to School: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) B. Wiseman, B. Wiseman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (Fancy Nancy Series) (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator), Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator), Olga Ivanov (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 4 $14.36
Horse in Harry's Room (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book) Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Danny and the Dinosaur: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Harry and the Lady Next Door: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Gene Zion • Barnes and Noble $5.38 5 $26.90
Sammy the Seal: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1 - 4 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.48 5 $57.40
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 5-8 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $9.33 5 $46.65

Materials cost

$503.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$553.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.43

Total project goal

$674.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$674.60

6 Donors

-$331.49

Donations toward project cost

-$276.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.90

match offer

-$337.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$276.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.81

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$0.00

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