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Mrs. Forsgren from Melba ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fired Up About Reading!

Help me give my students language-rich books to add to their home library to promote literacy outside of school.

  • 12 donors
  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a small-town, rural, farming community with various backgrounds and ethnicities. They enjoy many outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, working with animals, and helping their families on the farm. For many of them, reading has become a challenge. I am passionate about helping them overcome roadblocks that hinder their learning and ultimately, I want them to develop a love of reading and become a life-long reader. They come into my room each day ready to learn and work hard.

"In this room, we don't do easy; we make easy happen through hard work and learning."

I teach 10 groups of students each day and as the students line up to leave my room, they repeat this motto with enthusiasm. We have established routines, where we practice skills and strategies the students need to build fluency, vocabulary, and confidence to become successful readers. Their parents are doing a great job interacting and reading with them at home on a nightly basis.

My Project

As the Literacy Interventionist, my goal is to give my students language-rich books to add to their home library to promote literacy outside of school. I teach 10 groups of students from 1st grade to 3rd grade for 30 minutes every day. Each student comes to me with different skills and abilities. I begin each group time around the "campfire" reading either a picture book replete with rhyme and vocabulary or a leveled chapter book. I want them to love reading, but I also want them to become critical thinkers as well.

"A child who reads will be an adult who thinks."

During this time around the campfire, we also make predictions, summarize and make personal connections to the story we are reading in a very relaxed setting. I want this relationship with books and my students to continue beyond the classroom. Many of the books I am asking for have been read at our "campsite" and I would love to get some of these books into the homes of my students. Reading affects more than just grades. It affects the self-esteem of the student, future employment, and their families. Thank you for your consideration.

Mrs. Forsgren
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 2 $140.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades PreK (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 2 $60.00

Materials cost

$345.00

Vendor shipping charges

$34.50

State sales tax

$20.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.86

Total project goal

$512.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.41

8 Donors

-$353.36

Donations toward project cost

-$300.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$158.34

Match offers toward project cost

-$134.59

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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