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Mrs. Whitmore from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help First Graders Learn To Read!

My students need 8 sets of books, levels A to C.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach First Grade at a Charter School in a very low income district in New York. This year, I have a large number of students who are just starting school and have had limited exposure to books.

I have a group of students who are just starting to read. They need to start off with very simple texts that they are able to read using the knowledge that they have and the strategies we are learning.

With so many students just starting to read, our classroom has run out of books at the A, B, and C Guided Reading levels. We need more of these books so that every student who needs these books has access to them.

Your help will provide my students with the books that they need to build confidence and enjoyment of reading. By reading books at their independent level, students are able to practice skills and build strategies that enable them to grow as readers and move on to more difficult books. These first books will build the foundation for a lifetime of reading for these First Graders!

Mrs. Whitmore
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD865 - Important Americans Nonfiction Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
DD861 - Life Cycles Nonfiction Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
LL713 - Level C Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $24.00 1 $24.00
AA833 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $23.00 1 $23.00
LL712 - Level B Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $23.00 1 $23.00
TT972 - Level B Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $20.00 1 $20.00
TT911 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $21.00 1 $21.00
AA834 - Level B Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $21.00 1 $21.00

Materials cost

$201.90

Vendor shipping charges

$20.19

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$234.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.39

Total project goal

$285.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.51

4 Donors

-$142.74

Donations toward project cost

-$117.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.68

match offer

-$142.77

Match offer toward project cost

-$117.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.70

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$0.00

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