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Mrs. Stewart from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year in First Grade!

Help me give my students a classroom library that will support their literacy success!

  • $689 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

After teaching Kindergarten for the past five years, I am moving to First Grade! I am over the moon at the thought of having many of the same students I've taught in TK and Kindergarten in my classroom once again, and I cannot wait to begin this First Grade journey with them!

My students love to learn and are especially excited about their literacy journey.

Although my students come from diverse backgrounds, they share the same enthusiasm for reading, and it is my aim to foster this attitude and instill a lifelong love of reading among my beautiful students.

My Project

I want to create an exciting space that functions as a resource and location for guided and independent reading, while meeting the personal interests of my students.

As I embark on this adventure of teaching a new grade level, I am asking for help with building a classroom library that my students can't wait to get to!

I aim to provide my students with a variety of book genres that will spark excitement and empowerment as they develop as readers. In the words of beloved children's author, Kate DiCamillo, "Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift."

Thank you for your considered contribution to the literacy success of my students--it is truly appreciated!

Mrs. Stewart
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junie B. Jones Books in a Bus (Books 1-28) • Amazon Business $85.81 1 $85.81
Henry and Mudge The Complete Collection: Henry and Mudge; Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble; Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps; Henry and Mudge ... under the Yellow Moon, etc. (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $75.10 1 $75.10
Fly Guy Complete Collection Series Set Books 1-11 (#1 Hi! Fly Guy, #2 Super Fly Guy, #3 Shoo, Fly Guy!, #4 There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Guy, #5 Fly High, Fly Guy!, #6 Hooray For Fly Guy, #7 I Spy Fly Guy, #8 Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl, #9 Buzz Boy and Fly Guy, #10 Fly Guy vs The Flyswatter, #11 Ride, Fly Guy, Ride) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
Yottoy Elephant & Piggie Bookends • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $23.42 1 $23.42
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Ramona Collection, Vol. 1: Beezus and Ramona / Ramona the Pest / Ramona the Brave / Ramona and Her Father [4 Book Box set] • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $15.92 1 $15.92
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
The Magician's Elephant • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Because of Winn-Dixie Signature Edition • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.01 1 $9.01
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
I Will Take A Nap! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$498.42

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$45.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$585.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.32

Total project goal

$688.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$688.82

9 Donors

-$577.00

Donations toward project cost

-$496.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.55

match offer

-$104.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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