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Mrs. Cuthbertson from Kannapolis NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Home Reading Program

My students need a library storage cart and bins, so they can easily manage checking out books for nightly reading.

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"90% of children with reading difficulties will achieve grade level in reading if they receive help in the 1st grade. 75% of those children whose help is delayed to age 9 or later continue to struggle throughout their school career." (Vellutino, Scanton, Sipay, Small, Pratt, Chen & Denckla, 1996)

Our first grade students have a good attitude, put forth a solid effort, and want to grow as readers.

In order to grow as readers they need to have access to books that they can take home to read with their parents. Having access to books at home is a gift that not all of our students have.

My Project

The goal of this project is that, every morning students will walk in and check out books on their level and their choice, so they can read them at home. The books will be housed in the Literacy Storage Cart, in labeled bins. We will also use a check out system so that we ensure all children have books to read and are swapping them often. To keep the books safe from elements, the first graders will keep their books in the plastic velcro folder, which will also hold a reading log and sight words to practice.

Students who scored 90% better than their peers on reading tests, read for more than 20 minutes a day.

This reading cart and home reading program will expose our first graders to 1.8 million words a year. In contrast, students who scored at 50% on reading tests, read only 4.6 minutes a day on average. Exposing them to 282,000 words per year (or 1/6 the amount of words per year).

Thank you for supporting this project. Your donations will truly help our first grade students reach their reading goal for the year...and their life.

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

This project will reach 60 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF464 - Leveled Library Mobile Storage Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
JAM Paper Plastic Envelopes with Hook and Loop Closure - 2" Expansion - Letter Booklet - 9 3/4" x 13" - Assorted Colors - 6/pack • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
AA750X - Book Bins - Set of 16 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 1 $79.50
FF576 - Leveled Library Checkout Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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