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Ms. Ulcickas from Lawrence MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finally We Can Read Aloud Again!

Help me give my students books for our daily read alouds on the rug!

  • $542 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to my close-knit community of learners. My twenty-three first graders are eager to learn and grow. Although many of these students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, they come to school each day ready to learn and socialize with their peers. Many of my students are English Language learners.

As their teacher, I try my hardest to promote a love for learning and social-emotional well-being.

I want our classroom to be a comfortable, safe and respectful place where every learner can succeed. I try to give them the best experience possible, providing them with resources they might not be exposed to.

This past year we went from fully remote to hybrid. I am welcoming first graders who some have never been to school before. I want to make this transition back to school as smooth and comfortable as possible for them.

My Project

My first graders will be new to our school starting in September. After this past school year, many of them have not been to school before. This is going to be a big adjustment for them. I am lucky enough to have a daily read aloud slot in my schedule where I can sit my class on the rug and read to them. I chose books that reflect their culture and books that will teach them about the cultures surrounding them. I also picked classic picture books and books that teach about social-emotional learning, after this crazy year! I also added in books about Christmas and winter since these are lacking in my classroom library.

I am looking forward to finally reuniting my students on the rug and sharing the joy of reading to them.

This has been something I haven't been able to do in over a year! With your help, I am excited to share these books with my future first graders!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Little Red Sleigh: A Heartwarming Christmas Book For Children • Amazon Business $17.31 1 $17.31
Back-to-School Rules • Amazon Business $16.48 1 $16.48
Nerdycorn • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes: A Growth Mindset Book For Kids To Promote Self Esteem • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Millie Fierce • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! (Books 9-12) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
The Jolly Christmas Postman • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Santa Bruce (A Mother Bruce book) (Mother Bruce Series, 4) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
I Promise • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Never Let A Unicorn Meet A Reindeer! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Because • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
A Letter From Your Teacher: On the First Day of School • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Every Night Is Pizza Night • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
The World Needs More Purple People • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Skin Like Mine (2) (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The One Day House • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Hair Love • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Press Here • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

Materials cost

$419.84

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$460.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.20

Total project goal

$541.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$541.33

8 Donors

-$381.33

Donations toward project cost

-$324.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.19

match offer

-$160.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$136.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

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$0.00

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