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

Help Foster a Love of Literacy at Home! Part 2

Help me give my students 70 leveled books to build a lending library, promoting their reading achievement and building a stronger home-school connection.

  • $485 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 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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
Who Has Claws? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Living in a Desert • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Robots • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
A Frog's Life • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Big Tunnels • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Buddy's Friend • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Food Around the World • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Up and Down • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Lives In The Sea? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
At the Beach • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Endangered Animals • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Hoppity Hop • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What is Green? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Has Whiskers? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
See Me Ride • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Has Horns? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Zoom! Zoom! • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
What is Black? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Fruit for You • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Noisy Animals • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Noisy Traffic • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Sneaky Spider • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
The Long, Long Ride • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
The Moon • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Wild Weather • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Help Hawaii's Seal • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Oodles of Noodles • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
The Rainforest • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Little Animals • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Baby Animals • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
We Like Sports • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Lives on a Farm? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Push or Pull • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Animal Defenses • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Learning to Swim • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
From Tadpole to Frog • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Hare and Tortoise • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Working Animals • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Emergency • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Thirsty Baby Elephant • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Out in the Snow • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Shark and Crab • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Saving Tigers • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Fox's Cave • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Grumpy Bear • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Chester • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Caves • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Dogs at Work • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Living Underground • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Look in the Waterhole • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Making Honey • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Pass It On • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Polar Bear Survival • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Too Big and Heavy • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Trip, Trap! • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Bugs and Beetles • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Skateboarding • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Triceratops • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Boats and Ships • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Clever Camouflage • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Saving the Panda • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
A Useful Nose • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Bossy Bear • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Hero • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Swimming With Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Animal Friends • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Charlie's Visit • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Huff and Puff! • AKJ Education $4.00 1 $4.00
Watch Out for Whales • AKJ Education $4.00 1 $4.00
Discover Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$353.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$411.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.62

Total project goal

$484.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$484.11

4 Donors

-$466.38

Donations toward project cost

-$411.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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