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Ms. W. from Berkeley CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Kindergarteners Choose a Book to Read

The cost of these bookstands is $443, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $463 goal

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I am a new kindergarten teacher this year, having taught 3rd and 4th grade for the past 10 years. I had to put together a new classroom for my kindergarten students, which wasn't easy since it is so different from the upper grades. I had to scramble over the past summer around the school, looking for furniture and supplies that would work for kindergarten. In putting together my classroom library, I was not able to find proper bookshelves that would make it easy for kindergarteners to see the available books. The type of bookshelf that works best for kindergarteners are the "display" type bookshelves. The usual type are very hard for kindergarteners to pick out books, because they can only see the spine of the book. Since they can't read the title on the spine yet, my students have a hard time choosing which book they want to look at. The display type shelves show the front cover of the book which usually has a nice picture on it, making it more likely that a kindergartener would want to look at it. Two of these display type shelves would be so wonderful to have in my classroom library. We have "Book Look" time every morning in my classroom, and the 20 students in my classroom would love this new addition to help them find books more easily. I often feel that they are passing over wonderful books because they can't see the front cover.

Ms. W.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR189 - Round-Edge Help-Yourself Bookstand • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 2 $298.00

Materials cost

$298.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$379.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.25

Total project goal

$462.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$462.50

1 Donor

-$436.14

Donations toward project cost

-$380.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.27

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$0.00

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