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Ms. Stover from Wiscasset ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders Need Real Books While Schools Are Closed!

Help me give my students stamps, envelopes, and books to read at home, at their independent levels, while schools are closed due to the coronavirus!

  • $640 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love teaching first grade at a school in rural Maine serving students in grades prekindergarten through fifth. A very high percentage of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Many students are able to have enough to eat, in order to be ready to learn, thanks to a local group that sends home bags of healthy food each week. I have been teaching in this district for 33 years, and it is my home away from home!

My students are from a wide variety of backgrounds and each one of them is a valued member of our classroom family!

I am constantly thinking of new ways to motivate them to want to be successful learners and to reach for the stars!

My Project

Our school is closed for the remainder of the school year. While we are doing our best to teach them "remotely," and have provided access to online reading resources, first graders need real books to continue making progress and be invested in learning to read. I want to foster their love of books and motivate them to keep reading at home!

Receiving two to three books at their independent reading level, in the mail from their teacher, while schools are closed will make them feel connected and keep them reading!

Ms. Stover
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Snowy Day US Postage Stamps Book of 20 (5 Booklets (100 Stamps)) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Read-at-Home Books, Take-Home Set K • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 3 $49.50
Smart Weigh Digital Heavy Duty Shipping and Postal Scale with Durable Stainless Steel Large Platform, 440 lbs Capacity x 6 oz Readability, UPS USPS Post Office Postal Scale and Luggage Scale • Amazon Business $34.50 1 $34.50
Read-at-Home Books, Take-Home Set L • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 2 $33.00
Read-at-Home Books, Take-Home Set G • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 2 $33.00
Read-at-Home Books, Take-Home Set F • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 2 $33.00
Read-at-Home Books, Take-Home Set D • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 2 $33.00
Read-at-Home Books Set C • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 2 $33.00
Read-at-Home Books, Take-Home Set M • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 2 $33.00
Read-at-Home Books, Take-Home Set N • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 2 $33.00
Read-at-Home Books, Take-Home Set I • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 2 $33.00
Read-at-Home Books, Take-Home Set E • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 1 $16.50
Take Home home level B • Pioneer Valley Books $16.50 1 $16.50
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 2 x 800 - Clear (3 Tapes) (1, Clear) • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
AmazonBasics Catalog Mailing Envelopes, Peel & Seal, 10x13 Inch, Brown Kraft, 100-Pack • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66

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