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Dr. Brown from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Guide Us to Reading!

Help me give my students a guided reading library to jump-start the development of their emergent reading skills.

  • $977 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a classroom full of exuberant Kindergartners. They are energetic, fun-loving, and creative. Some of them dance all over the school from standing in the bathroom line to outside on the playground during recess. Others are jokesters who like to tell jokes and pull pranks on their friends. There are also some who love to write, read, act, play​ and tell stories.

However, all of them are eager to learn!

My goal is to bring them the most engaging and exciting learning experiences possible.

My Project

Kindergarten lays the foundation for the rest of young children's lives. Kids learn number sense, addition, subtraction, phonemes, letter recognition, and sight words. One of the most important skills, though, is reading. Kindergarten is often the beginning of students' emergent reading skills.

Reading is necessary for the development of nearly every life and academic skill.

People cannot work, read signs, go shopping, follow written directions, or anything else without having the skill of reading to aid them in those tasks. Developing reading skills enable children to learn independently and explore the world around them in a more aware manner.

Guided reading is one of the best ways to help children learn to read. Guided reading meets children where they are, and aids them to "level up" as their reading skills grow and strengthen over the course of their journey. A leveled guided reading library is just what my students need to bring this growth to life.

Dr. Brown
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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
AA300X - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $649.00 1 $649.00
FF464 - Leveled Library Mobile Storage Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00

Materials cost

$788.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$829.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.44

Total project goal

$976.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$976.26

1 Donor

-$489.00

Donations toward project cost

-$415.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.35

match offer

-$487.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$414.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.09

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$0.00

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