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Ms. Connell from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading

My students need a set of rug tiles to have a place to sit during reading and books for a class library to enjoy.

  • $358 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of my many wishes for my students is for them to grow as readers. I want my class to develop a love of reading and develop their conversation skills around books that they enjoy! My classroom library desperately needs leveled reading books to accommodate my eager readers.

My students are early elementary students.

The majority of my students are reading below grade level. They enjoy when I read books aloud in class to them. My school is a small school where all the students are known to everyone in the school community.

My Project

The rug tiles will be used for my students to find a comfortable place to read during reading time. Also we will use the rug tiles during our whole class meeting time. The just-right reading books will be matched to readers to independently read or partner read during the reading workshop.

This project will put "just-right" reading books into the hands of my students.

They will not be frustrated or disengaged because they are limited in their book choices. These materials will open the door for them to have access to growth as readers.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fun with Phonics Carpet Squares - Set of 26 • Teachers' School Supply $124.62 1 $124.62
Step Into Reading (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $29.13 1 $29.13
Puppy Mudge (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Robin Hill School (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Hello Reader! (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
A Color of His Own • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (RR) • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Something Wonky This Way Comes • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Just Like Me • AKJ Books $3.87 1 $3.87
Messy Bessey • AKJ Books $3.22 1 $3.22
Messy Bessey and the Birthday Overnight Patricia McKissack, • AKJ Books $3.22 1 $3.22
Bones and the Clown Mix-Up Mystery #8 • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
Bones and the Math Test Mystery • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
Bones and the Cup Cake Mystery • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
A Trip to the Zoo • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
My New Boy • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
Born to Be a Butterfly • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
Bones and the Roller Coaster Mystery • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
Danny and the Dinosaur • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
Sammy the Seal • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Books $2.57 1 $2.57
Mr. Noisy - 3653 • AKJ Books $2.27 1 $2.27

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