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Ms. Fanz from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Family Reading to Foster a Love of Learning

Help me give my students Take Home Book Bags and books to fill them in order to provide students and their families with meaningful reading activities to engage in together!

  • $637 goal

This project expired on May 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students face struggles and challenges in their daily lives, but I see their dedication, and the joy they find in learning is truly inspiring.

We work together to create a learning community where everyone is safe and feels valued.

During their time in my class, I work to show my students the rewards hard work brings, as well as to show them that our unique differences are to be celebrated and respected.

I teach in a Title I school with the majority of students receiving free or reduced price lunch. While our families want their children to be successful, and there is great community support for the schools, I know that many students will not come to school prepared with the necessary supplies. I do my best to ensure that all students have what they need academically, physically, and emotionally during the time they are in my care.

My Project

Studies have shown that while homework leads to increased school success in middle school and high school, the traditional paper and pencil style of homework has little or no effect on elementary students' academic achievement. What does lead to higher success is families taking time to learn together and parents modeling the value of education.

The activities in the Take Home Book Bags and the books to accompany them will provide families with high-quality, enjoyable learning activities to complete together.

These Book Bags will foster a love of reading and include journal prompts and interactive, engaging activities that the whole family can collaborate on, helping to make education a priority.

The Reading Kits Mega-Bundle will provide more guided support for students and families in need of extra help meeting early literacy learning goals, without relying on rote skill-and-drill worksheets.

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DT508 - Decorate-Your-Own Tote Bags - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Reading Kits Mega Bundle Levels A-J • Teachers Pay Teachers $39.95 1 $39.95
Take Home Book Bags: Favorite Authors • Teachers Pay Teachers $30.80 1 $30.80
Take Home Book Bags: Science Bundle • Teachers Pay Teachers $14.00 1 $14.00
Take Home Book Bags: Animal Bundle • Teachers Pay Teachers $14.00 1 $14.00
Take Home Book Bags: Authors 2 Bundle • Teachers Pay Teachers $14.00 1 $14.00
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
A Rainforest Habitat (Paperback) (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water? (Wells of Knowledge Science Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Farming • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Barn Dance! (Reading Rainbow) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
In November • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Goggles (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Mysterious Tadpole • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hurricane Watch (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Zoo • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fables • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jennie's Hat (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Armadillo Rodeo • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Weekend with Wendell • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Art Lesson (Paperstar Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cornelius (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Not Norman: A Goldfish Story • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Trouble with Trolls • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Popcorn Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Chicken Little • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Perfect Pet • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Words (Chicka Chicka Book, A) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The View at the Zoo • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Happy Birthday, Mouse! (If You Give...) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Life in a Coral Reef (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Quilt Story • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Down Comes the Rain (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Magic School Bus Presents: Wild Weather: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series (The Magic School Bus Presents) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Pezzettino • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
Arthur's Jelly Beans • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Curious George Goes to the Zoo with downloadable audio • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Berenstain Bears No Girls Allowed • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Explore My World Rain Forests • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Farm Animals (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sydney & Simon: To the Moon! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Smart Kids Space: with more than 30 stickers • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77
The Fire Station (Classic Munsch) • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Arthur Lost in the Museum (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Arthur and the School Pet (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mouse Soup • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge First Book • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mouse Tales (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
A House for Hermit Crab (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Have You Seen My Cat? (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Strega Nona and the Twins (A Strega Nona Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What's Out There?: A Book about Space (All Aboard Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Click, Clack, Moo/Ready-to-Read: Cows That Type (A Click Clack Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Giggle, Giggle, Quack (A Click, Clack Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Water • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Penny and Her Marble (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Curious George and the Puppies (Curious George 8x8) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Milk: From Cow to Carton (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book) • Amazon Business $3.82 1 $3.82
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Paper Bag Princess • Amazon Business $1.99 1 $1.99

Materials cost

$503.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$541.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.48

Total project goal

$636.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$636.52

20 Donors

-$609.38

Donations toward project cost

-$541.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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