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Mrs. Jennings from Ypsilanti MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Grow Our Library, Grow Our Readers!

Help me give my students early chapter books to support the excitement of beginning readers!

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school each day excited and ready to learn! First grade is an exciting time, where students are growing and learning every day.

I teach at a Title I school, where 75% of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Our population is racially and ethnically diverse. It is so important to get these kids excited about learning from an early age so that they can work to break the poverty cycle. We are working to get college into these kids' minds, starting right from the beginning!

My Project

When I moved from kindergarten to first grade at the beginning of the school year, I brought what I thought was a library fully stocked with books for students to read. Boy, did I underestimate the growth my first grade students would make across the school year! Our classroom library includes plenty of picture books and early readers that are great at the beginning of the school year, but the library is sorely lacking longer, more challenging books.

By donating to this project, you will provide my students with much-needed beginning chapter books.

I know my students will be thrilled to choose these new books to read during independent reading time.

Mrs. Jennings
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set • AKJ Education $72.27 1 $72.27
Zoey and Sassafras (6 books) • AKJ Education $33.16 1 $33.16
Series Sampler - Mercy Watson (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Day of the Night Crawlers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) A Branches Book • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Rise of the Balloon Goons: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #1) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #4) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Whack of the P-Rex: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #5) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Pop of the Bumpy Mummy: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #6) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Flurry of the Snombies: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #7) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Stranger Things: A Branches Book (Looniverse #1) A Branches Book • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Meltdown Madness: A Branches Book (Looniverse #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Dinosaur Disaster: A Branches Book (Looniverse #3) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Stage Fright: A Branches Book (Looniverse #4) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky this Way Comes • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Bicycle Bandit • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Buried Treasure • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Mummy Mystery • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$239.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$272.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.17

Total project goal

$321.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.13

1 Donor

-$321.13

Donations toward project cost

-$272.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.17

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$0.00

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