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  • $1,905 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Hannon
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 21 donors
  • $0 still needed

Great Books for Great Kids!

My students need leveled fiction book sets (A-J), non-fiction book set (A-J) and high interest "I Can Read" book sets to build their reading skills.

My Students

I know it's not Spring yet, but in my classroom we are already growing...READERS! My class becomes more and more interested in reading each day. However, our classroom is lacking books that are appropriate for each student's reading level. Can you help us grow successful readers?

My student are a wonderful group of children.

They are African American children from the city of Ferguson. Most of them are from low income families, reading below grade level and have recently had to experience two episodes of rioting that happened literally in their back yard. Our school has been a safe haven for some of our students to get away from all that is happening around them.

My Project

My classroom uses the framework of Reader's Workshop, which emphasizes the interaction between readers and text. Students learn to ask questions, make connections with prior knowledge and previously read texts. During Reader's Workshop we have peer conferences and teacher conferences with students, but emphasizes students' independence and allows them to become successful readers outside of the classroom. This is where the leveled classroom library becomes extremely important because students choose "good fit" books that will help them practice their individualized reading strategies they are working on. We will use these books to add to our class library, which currently lacks the lower level, high interest books needed to assist the students in becoming successful, independent readers.

This project will allow me to differentiate my reading instruction and provide books that are on level with my students reading abilities.

This will allow my students to be successful in their reading, build confidence in themselves as a reader and provide the right amount of rigor to challenge them to further their reading abilities. The goal is to close the gap in their reading so when they move on to the next grade level they are on or near the appropriate reading level.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA300X - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $560.00 1 $560.00
LL715 - Level E Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 2 $70.00
LL719 - Level I Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 2 $70.00
LL716 - Level F Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 2 $68.00
LL711 - Level A Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 2 $68.00
LL717 - Level G Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 2 $62.00
LL718 - Level H Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 2 $58.00
LL721 - Level J Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 2 $56.00
LL714 - Level D Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 2 $56.00
LL712 - Level B Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.00 2 $54.00
LL713 - Level C Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 2 $48.00
CR691 - I Can Read! Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
CR692 - I Can Read! Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
CR693 - I Can Read! Level 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
TT919 - Level I Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
TT972 - Level B Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
TT916 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT917 - Level G Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT918 - Level H Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT915 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
TT974 - Level D Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.00 1 $26.00
TT911 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.00 1 $22.00
TT973 - Level C Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.00 1 $22.00
TT941 - Level J Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.00 1 $22.00

Materials cost

$1,565.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,618.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$285.70

Total project goal

$1,904.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,904.68

20 Donors

-$1,663.81

Donations toward project cost

-$1,533.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$129.83

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$140.87

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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21 donors21 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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