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Mrs. Nehls from Waterloo IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Home Library for All

My students need to have access to as many books as I can put in their hands! Most of my students do not have access to books at home, and this lending library will help!

  • $839 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher of a low-socioeconomic school my kids face many challenges each and everyday inside the classroom and at home. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch each day and our school was one of the lowest achieving in recent years, but we are working our way to the top!

My students know that I will be there everyday with a hug and a smile to remind them that they are in a safe place here at school and that we all care about them.

Each one of us loves working with students and strive to provide them with experiences that show them what the world is like, that they may have never had. Our goal is to challenge and engage our students in every activity.

My Project

My students need to have access to as many books as I can get into their hands. Many of my students do not have books at their house to read and struggle to find things to read at their reading levels. With a Lending Library for my students to check in and check books out, my students will be able to have books at their disposal every single day. We are working towards the goal: The more books I read, the better reader I will be! Third Grade is a tough year, and helping them find the love for reading is my true goal!

Mrs. Nehls
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 2 Classic Grade Level Library (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $254.28 1 $254.28
Grade 3 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $253.99 1 $253.99
Grade 3 Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Grade 3 Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $39.58 1 $39.58
Sports Illustrated Kids • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
National Geographic Kids • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00

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