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Mrs. Griffith from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade is for Reading - One Hundred Percent!

My students need more books that are written by their favorite author, Dr. Seuss from "My Many Colored Days" to "Horton Hears a Who! and Other Sounds of Dr. Seuss."

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I'll tell you about all the students I have - They like to read Dr. Seuss books for a laugh. I teach in the first grade, where reading is new, And for some kids, the books that they like are so few. The Dr. Seuss books are a favorite of theirs, And if you donate to us, you'll answer their prayers. We don't have much money, but boy, if we did, We'd buy a set of these books for each kid! We say what we mean, and we mean what we say, Reading's important to do every day!

In our class, we like to read Green Eggs and Ham, A story about a guy named Sam-I-Am. We like to read books about one fish or two, And the one about Horton who rescues a Who. We're short on supply of these books, so we share. It'd be really cool if we had some more there. We say what we mean, and we mean it for sure, Dr. Seuss rocks! We'd love to have more!

Bookstores are great - they have so much to choose from. If we got some more Seuss books, we'd be sure to use them. Excitement is crucial to keep a kids' interest, And we think that Dr. Seuss' books are the best. We meant what we said, and we said what we meant: First grade is for reading, one hundred percent!

First grade is a crucial time for children's development of reading skills. Success at this stage is directly related to success later in life. Most children love being read to, but learning to read independently is challenging and can result in a lack of interest. My students love books by Dr. Seuss, and they are always asking to read the few that we have in our classroom. One day during a moment of free time, they crowded around each other, eight little faces, to share the copy of Green Eggs and Ham that we had read earlier that day. I gave no instruction, no modeling, no directions to read together. Their love for Dr. Seuss and his magical way of writing was enough to spur them into a group reading session. It was a poignant moment that revealed how important it is for children to have books available that they LOVE. Your donation would provide my students with more of the books that they have come to cherish.

Mrs. Griffith
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Horton Hatches the Egg Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
My Many Colored Days Dr. Seuss, Steve Johnson (Illustrator), Stephen T. Johnson (Illustrator), Lou Fancher (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
The Sneetches & Other Stories Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Horton Hears a Who! and Other Sounds of Dr. Seuss: Horton Hears a Who; Horton Hatches the Egg; Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose Dr Seuss, Read by Billy Crystal, Read by Dustin Hoffman • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Fox in Socks Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Oh, Say Can You Say? Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (Bright and Early Books Series) Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
There's a Wocket in My Pocket!: Dr. Seuss's Book of Ridiculous Rhymes Dr. Seuss, Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Ten Apples Up On Top! Dr. Seuss (Illustrator), Dr. Seuss, Roy McKie (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (Bright and Early Books Series) Dr. Seuss, Seuss • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Dr. Seuss Dana Meachen Rau, Jeanne Clidas • Barnes and Noble $4.43 1 $4.43
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss, Dr Seuss • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$121.42

Vendor shipping charges

$12.14

State sales tax

$5.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$149.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.83

Total project goal

$182.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$182.39

1 Donor

-$182.39

Donations toward project cost

-$149.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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