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Mrs. Paradis Fengler from Stratford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Books = Great Readers!

Help me give my students updated and interesting fiction and non-fiction books to help them learn to read and learn to love reading!

  • $669 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come to school eager to begin their day with me! Our school is a small neighborhood school, with a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds. Over 75% of our students receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast each day. Each year, we usually have multiple students who receive backpacks of meals to take home with them over the weekend.

Despite the economic hardships that our children have and though many of our families don't speak English, our students come to school excited to learn and happy to be there!

My Project

Each year, my students come to school eager to learn to read. They love to pour over their books, finding "snap" words (high frequency words) and letters that they know. They also love seeing animals, activities that they like and characters that they recognize from other books. They also love using their "Super Reader" power strategies to help them figure out unknown words, patterns in stories and snap words in context.

However, many of my books are in poor condition or outdated.

I would like to replace these books with new fiction and non-fiction books that are more relevant for the students in my classroom community. These books would go into each child's independent book bin, where they will use them to practice the skills and strategies I teach in class and help them grow as readers as well as life long learners.

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

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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
AA833 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.00 2 $64.00
AA835 - Level C Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 2 $62.00
LL711 - Level A Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 2 $62.00
LL712 - Level B Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 2 $58.00
AA834 - Level B Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 2 $58.00
LL713 - Level C Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.00 2 $54.00
PP451 - Families Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL715 - Level E Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.00 1 $33.00
AA837 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
LL714 - Level D Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
AA836 - Level D Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00

Materials cost

$529.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$567.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.22

Total project goal

$668.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$668.16

1 Donor

-$567.94

Donations toward project cost

-$567.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$100.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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