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Ms. Nelson from Denver CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Foster a Love of Literacy at Home!- Part 1

Help me give my students 65 leveled books to build a lending library, promoting their reading achievement and building a stronger school-home connection.

  • $446 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a public, Colorado elementary school, located in a high-poverty community. Our school is a turnaround school that has shown headline-worthy academic growth over the past few years. We work under the motto, "Happy kids learn more!" and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure our students' success.

I work as a reading interventionist, serving students in grades K-5 who benefit from additional support with learning to read and write.

The students I work with are currently scoring in the bottom 20% of all readers in their classrooms. My goal is to accelerate their reading and writing growth, bringing them up to grade level! I constantly think about ways to better support my students and engage their families in their literacy development.

My Project

Research demonstrates how critical it is for teachers to bridge a connection between home and school for students. My students' families want to support them as they learn to read, but sometimes aren't sure how to help. Families often express the struggle of finding "just right" books for their students at the public library, and the cost of purchasing appropriate books for at-home reading is prohibitive for many of our families.

My goal is to provide 4-5 "just right" texts for students to bring home daily to read independently, with their families, or even to their stuffed animals!

Gaining this extra practice with reading at home will help build a stronger home-school connection AND give students critical extra practice with reading skills, promoting their overall achievement and love of literacy!

On behalf of my growing, hard-working readers, thank you so much for considering our project!

Ms. Nelson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Volcanoes • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Baby Elephant's Trunk • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Breakfast at the Zoo • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Sets in Nature • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Missing Heads • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Water to Ice • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Everyone Reads • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
I Can't Whistle • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Hatching Eggs • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
On the Outside • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
One Quiet Night • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Spots and Stripes • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Max Monkey • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Pairs of Feet • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
This or That? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Going to Ski • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
All Kinds of Hair • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Different Dogs • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Carry Me • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Which One Is It? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
No Bridge • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Pockets • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
So Strong! • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Dirty Animals • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Go Left or Right • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Houses and Homes • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
After Dark • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Big Machines • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Animal Homes • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Move! Move! Move! • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Building Roads • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Don't Smile! • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Our Family Band • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Our Tree House • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Road Rules • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Underground Explorers • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Makes It Go? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Buddy Likes to Ride • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Fast and Noisy • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Helpful Max Monkey • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
How Do You Move? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Lots of Legs • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Robot at the Zoo • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Jobs People Do • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Super Spiders • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Turtle is Lost • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Dinner with Fox • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Snack Time • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Teeth • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Hide from Max Monkey • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Making Milk • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Things with Wings • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Wiggly Tooth • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What Can You Read? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
T Rex • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Animal Sizes • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Caterpillar to Butterfly • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Dance, Dance, Dance! • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Life Cycle of a Plant • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Musical Chairs • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Bear Gets Stuck • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
The Best Tail • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Puppy School • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$323.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$378.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.83

Total project goal

$445.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$445.56

5 Donors

-$427.92

Donations toward project cost

-$378.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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