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  • $358 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Casallas-Duffer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Build Our Kindergarten Library!

The cost of Me, My Friends, and Family Paperback Library; Science Stories Paperback Library; and Rhyme, Rhythm, and Song Library from Lakeshore Learning is $358, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach a full day Kindergarten class with 20 students in Los Angeles. The focus in this grade is to teach them to read. Out of the 20, 17 are English Language Learners. Our 195 day calendar (with the students) allows me to teach 10 thematic units. Some of those themes are Weather, Transportation, Animals, Weather, Numbers, and Friends. While the themes are age-appropriate, my class library is not adequately stocked with picture books that reinforce these themes. When students have appropriate picture books that correlate with the themes, they are more likely to practice concepts of print and look for words they recognize. In additon, they will more likely re-tell the story to help build their vocabulary development. I propose 48 paperback picture books that are reflective of the aforementioned themes. These books will be used in both of our Kindergarten classes, so 40 students will benefit from this donation. These books will help students identify settings and characters. Also, these books will help build vocabulary and concepts of print. If we are to have our students be literate, critical thinkers, it is only fair that they are exposed to quality, age-appropriate picture books.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA165X - Rhyme, Rhythm & Song Library • Lakeshore Learning $92.50 1 $92.50
RA719 - Science Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning $79.50 1 $79.50
RA303 - Me, My Friends & Family Paperback Librar • Lakeshore Learning $72.50 1 $72.50

Materials cost

$244.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$293.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.35

Total project goal

$357.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$357.50

3 Donors

-$337.30

Donations toward project cost

-$293.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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