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Mrs. R. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help me READ, READ, and READ!

The cost of books for a classroom library, including Abe Lincoln's Hat, All About You, Clifford's First School Day, and It's Mine, is $365, 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>.

  • $365 goal

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I am currently the proud teacher of 27 little kindergarten students who love to listen to stories. These future little readers come from low income homes and a strict school budget. The students all receive reduced/free lunch. Our classroom library is a mess. We are lacking an area where we can have a wonderful shared reading experience. We are grateful for the rug we have and for the donated books but we require a little more to make our reading center more inviting and exciting. We would like to have "lots and lots of books" as my students put it. My students constantly ask me to read them books. Most of my students do not own any books at home and they truly cherish the books we have at school. I have purchased books to add to our classroom library but we need so many more. I would love to expose my students to a variety of literature that I hope to someday make a part of our classroom library. We would also enjoy having a reading easel to hold and store our big books during shared reading. Our current easel is a painting easel that does not do a very good job holding our books. We make the best of what we have. My primary goal is to create a classroom filled with a variety of literature and a cozy place to have wonderful shared reading experiences the children will always remember. They are truly wonderful students who deserve having their early learning reading experiences be enjoyable. I want to see their imaginations grow with every new book we read. I am asking for your help in giving these children a classroom filled with literature. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reading First: Listening Library for Fluency I • Scholastic Teacher Store $149.50 1 $149.50
Franklin- 10 books • Scholastic Teacher Store $27.00 1 $27.00
One of Three • Scholastic Teacher Store $6.99 1 $6.99
Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner • Scholastic Teacher Store $6.95 1 $6.95
Abe Lincoln's Hat • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.95 1 $4.95
Clara Caterpillar • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.95 1 $4.95
What TIme is It? • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Science Readers: Bats • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.99 1 $3.99
Growing Up Wild Bears • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.95 1 $3.95
It's Mine • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.95 1 $3.95
Butterflies • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.95 1 $3.95
Leo the Late Bloomer • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.95 1 $3.95
Froggy Learns to Swim • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.95 1 $3.95
All About You • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.95 1 $3.95
Cliffords First School Day • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.50 1 $3.50
Clifford and the Big Storm • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.50 1 $3.50
Clifford's First Snow Day • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.50 1 $3.50
Cliffords Birthday Party • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.50 1 $3.50
Clifford at the Circus • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.50 1 $3.50

Materials cost

$249.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$299.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.70

Total project goal

$365.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$365.00

1 Donor

-$344.20

Donations toward project cost

-$300.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.65

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$0.00

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