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Ms. F. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! I'm in a New Classroom and We Need a Leveled Library!

My students need a leveled library of 60+ books.

  • $517 goal

This project expired on March 10, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

After a week and a half into the school year I was put into a 2nd grade special ed. classroom. My students range from children who are still learning the alphabet, to reading on a third grade level. The library was a mess and most of the books are too hard for my students. They need a great library!

My students are special ed.

second graders. They are hard working, beautiful, and want to do well in school. Our school has many children who struggle with reading and I want them to have every advantage I can give them. They get very excited when new books are available for them to read. I make a huge deal about it, and they join in the enthusiasm. I want them to be inspired to read and that requires a great selection of interesting books that are on their reading levels. I have been working on making our classroom library an inviting place for the children to browse through and select books that capture their attention. Some of my students struggle with learning to read and others are well accomplished readers. Both ends of the spectrum need to continue working hard to reach their full potential, which is why this project is so important.

My Project

My students need a leveled library. I have researched and chosen books that match my students interests and reading ability. Some of them are lower leveled books with beautiful illustrations, and others are more complex stories that will get stronger readers thinking and challenging themselves. If books are too hard for a child, you risk frustration. If books are too easy for a child, you risk boredom. When we receive these books, I will throw a book "party" where the children can browse through all of the new selections and pick five new books to put into their take home book baggies for the week. I have done this in the past, and the students are always overjoyed at the idea that they have received new books in their classroom.

When children are self-motivated to learn, there is nothing they can't accomplish.

Please help bring that spark of excitement to our classroom and give my students support in overcoming their special challenges.

Ms. F.
Grades PreK-2
  • PS 325
  • New York, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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21 donors21 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tomatoes Inez Snyder • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Bug, a Bear and a Boy (Hello Reader! Series) David M. McPhail • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Hi! Fly Guy Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Tapping Tale Judy Giglio, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.37 1 $3.37
Just Clowning Around: Two Stories Steven MacDonald, David McPhail (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.37 1 $3.37
Pumpkin Heads! Minor, Wendell Minor (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Hurry Up! Bernette Ford, Jennifer C. Kindert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit Wins a Prize (My First I Can Read Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Oranges Inez Snyder • Barnes and Noble $16.24 1 $16.24
Big Game Louise A. Gikow, Phil Garner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.81 1 $15.81
I Am a Leaf (Hello Reader! Series) Jean Marzollo, Judith Moffatt • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Here Comes Trouble Larry Dane Brimner, Pablo Torrecilla (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
The New Baby Mary Packard, Amanda Haley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.37 1 $3.37
Who Hops? Katie Davis, Katie Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
In My Backyard Don L. Curry, Erin O'Leary Brown (Illustrator), Erin O'Leary Brown (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $16.67 1 $16.67
Where Is Max? (Rookie Readers Series) Mary E. Pearson, Samantha Walker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
I Like Corn Robin Pickering • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Wheat Inez Snyder • Barnes and Noble $16.24 1 $16.24
Jack and Rick David McPhail • Barnes and Noble $3.37 1 $3.37
Watch Me Build a Sandcastle Jack Otten • Barnes and Noble $16.24 1 $16.24
A Day with Daddy Louise A. Gikow, Gustavo Mazali (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.37 1 $3.37
Windy Days Jennifer S. Burke • Barnes and Noble $15.39 1 $15.39
Ballerina Girl Kirsten Hall, Anne Kennedy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.37 1 $3.37
A Day with Paramedics Jan Kottke • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Mommy's Bed Sonia W. Black, Jennifer Kindert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Hot Days Jennifer S. Burke • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Lunch Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Let's Get Ready For Valentine's Day (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Lloyd G. Douglas, Lloyd Douglas • Barnes and Noble $12.56 1 $12.56
Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza: A Book of Shapes Marjorie Eberts, Margaret Gisler, Steven Hayes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
I Like Ice Cream Robin Pickering • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Berries to Jelly Inez Snyder • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
All Kinds of Kids Christina Mia Gardeski, Bob McMahon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Watch Me Paint a Picture (Welcome Books' Making Things Series) Jack Otten, Jennifer Silate (Editor), Maura B. McConnell (Photographer), Designed by Michelle Innes • Barnes and Noble $16.24 1 $16.24
Grandma's House Kirsten Hall, Gloria Calderas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.37 1 $3.37
I Can Play Soccer Edana Eckart • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
A Day with Police Officers (Hard Work Series) Jan Kottke • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
My Guinea Pig Sarah Hughes • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Biscuit's New Trick (My First I Can Read Book Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Adventures of Biscuit: Five Stories of Everyone's Favorite Puppy (I Can Read Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.69 1 $5.69
I Like Cheese Robin Pickering • Barnes and Noble $15.39 1 $15.39
Pirate Pickle and the White Balloon Ann E. Burg, Marilyn Janovitz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Rainy Days Jennifer S. Burke • Barnes and Noble $15.39 1 $15.39
I Can Ride a Bike Edana Eckart • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
The Best Pet Yet Louise Vitellaro Tidd, Louise Tidd, Dorothy Handelman (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Watch Me Plant a Garden Jack Otten • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
From Tadpole to Frog Jan Kottke • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Clifford and the Halloween Parade (Hello Reader! Series, Level 1) Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit Finds a Friend (My First I Can Read Book Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Let's Go to the Beach Mary Hill • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Giant Panda Edana Eckart • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
The Bald Eagle Lloyd G. Douglas • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
My Ears Lloyd G. Douglas • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
So Many Sounds Dana Meachen Rau, Kristin Sorra (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.67 1 $16.67
What Day Is It? Patti Trimble, Daniel Moreton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.08 1 $10.08
A Day with a Doctor Jan Kottke • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Cat in the Bag Sara Swan Miller, Ben Mahan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Let's Go to a Movie Mary Hill • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
My Dad Works on a Farm Sarah Hughes • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $24.96 1 $24.96

Materials cost

$398.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$439.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.48

Total project goal

$516.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.55

20 Donors

-$316.59

Donations toward project cost

-$276.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.99

match offer

-$191.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$162.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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