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Mrs. McCarthy from Hagerstown MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Share the Love of Reading!

Help me give my students high quality fiction and nonfiction texts that they can enjoy both in school and to borrow for reading with their families.

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am the lucky teacher of 24 spirited and amazing first graders. We are learning a ton about the world around us!

While we have many books to enjoy in our classroom, not every student has books to enjoy at home.

I would like to provide my students with a lending library so that they have access to quality texts, both in and out of school.

We are passionate about books and the adventures we get to enjoy when we read them! We read, laugh, and learn about the world around us as a team each and every day.

My Project

Reading is my passion. It is something that, from the first page of Mercy Watson on the first day of school, I share with my students. I want students to be able to enjoy great stories at home as well as in school. By donating to my project, you will give students the opportunity to engage in high quality literature like the amazing and hilarious adventures of Mercy Watson. They will learn to navigate friendship and communication skills with the characters of Mo Willems.

By donating to our project, you will be giving my first graders the opportunity to share high quality literature with their friends in school as well as their parents at home.

Please consider donating to our project. Your gift will help to ensure that my first graders have the opportunity to engage in literature even after the school day ends.

Mrs. McCarthy
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant and Piggie (17 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $127.08 1 $127.08
Grade 1 Fiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $64.22 1 $64.22
Grade 1 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $59.01 1 $59.01
ALA/ALSC Notable Books (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $47.76 1 $47.76
Grade 1 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.73 1 $35.73
Grade 1 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.73 1 $35.73
Series Sampler - Mercy Watson (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Oldies but Goodies - Fairytales (10 Books) • AKJ Education $19.50 1 $19.50
Emerging Reader (8 Books) • AKJ Education $15.60 1 $15.60
Step Into Reading - Level 1 (6 Books) • AKJ Education $15.60 1 $15.60

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