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Mrs. Kares from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! I Need Books for Early Readers!

Help me give my students a variety of books at the kindergarten level that they need to grow as readers!

  • $170 goal

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My Students

My elementary is located in a high poverty area of Las Vegas, Nevada. One hundred percent of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. They come from extremely diverse backgrounds, and they struggle with behavior, academics, and many with second language acquisition. Many of my students come to me in second grade unable to read at grade level-they are at early kindergarten reading levels.

Many of my students experience homelessness and struggle to have foundational skills in reading such as fluency and comprehension.

My students depend on our school for stability, differentiated learning, and a quality education. Having books available for my students at a kindergarten reading level is essential in building readers. I have a few books at early kindergarten level but not many and it makes it difficult to increase reading skills. In order to give my students every opportunity to be successful readers I need books at their reading level!

My Project

My class desperately needs accelerated reader books that are at a kindergarten level. I need books that will both engage and motivate my students to read.

Although I am a second grade teacher, I have many students who have an early kindergarten reading level, and I don't have many books at this reading level.

I have chosen books that students will want to read, but also books that will continue to build on fluency and comprehension reading levels as the year progresses. My goal is to have all of my second graders at grade level by the end of the current school year! Please help me to reach that goal!

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Tiny Goes Camping • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
One Happy Classroom • AKJ Education $3.61 3 $10.83
Hot Rod Harry • AKJ Education $3.61 3 $10.83
Dirty Larry • AKJ Education $3.47 3 $10.41
Animal Babies • AKJ Education $4.75 2 $9.50
Why the Frog Has Big Eyes • AKJ Education $2.88 3 $8.64
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Katie Did It • AKJ Education $3.61 2 $7.22
Who Will Be My Friends? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49

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