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

In Class Library

The cost of 47 books from Barnes and Noble and AKJ Educational Services, including titles such as The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat, Morris Goes To School, and Addie's Bad Day is $513, 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>.

  • $513 goal

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I am a first grade teacher at a charter school on the south side of Chicago. As a first year teacher, there is a limited amount of resources that I am able to supply to the students. The students, as well, have limited educational resources available to them outside of school, considering that the school is located in a lower/working class area. Reading is an essential part of these students succeeding in and out of the classroom. I want to provide the opportunity for my students to bring their education home. My school has a program called BookIt! that is running through the majority of the year. It started in October and will continue through the end of March. In my class, the students have to read five books a month in order to receive a certificate. This may not seem like a lot to some people, but having five books at home that is appropriate for them to read is a struggle in some of their homes. Unfortunately, I have noticed that only a handful of my 25 students are able to complete their goals, due to the lack of books available to them outside of school. I cannot afford to send books home that I already have in our classroom library, with the chance that they will not return. If I could get a variety of small, paperback, beginning reader books, I would feel more comfortable with the students taking them home. These books would be more age appropriate for them than the books I currently have. With a bigger classroom library, my students' education can be benefited that much more. I am looking to set up a book checkout system in my classroom so my students are able to read books at home in order to be a part of the BookIt! program, and work on their reading skills outside of school. Hopefully, the students will be able to check out at least 2 books a week, depending on the number of books I am able to receive. I do not want the students at this school to suffer just because of an economic disadvatage. It is not fair to them, and I am hoping to start their educations off on the right foot. The more resources we can provide to them in and out of school, the more successful they can be in the future. I am looking for help to get this system started in order to benenfit my students as much as I can.

Ms. V.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rhyme/Rhythm Pattern: Book Bundle for Grades K-2 (14 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $74.84 1 $74.84
Community: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (11 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $49.53 1 $49.53
Concepts: Book Bundle for Grades K-2 (7 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $34.79 1 $34.79
Grade 1 Book Bundle A (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $33.07 1 $33.07
The Frog and Toad Collection Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Pup and Pop: Scholastic Phonics (Scholastic Reader Series) Jane E. Gerver, Brian Schatell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Cloudy Day Sunny Day Donald Crews • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
A New Home Tim Bowers • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Oh, Cats! (My First I Can Read Book Series) Nola Buck, Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Dolphin: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Robert Ada Morris, Mamoru Funai (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Day I Had to Play with My Sister (My First I Can Read Book Series) Crosby Bonsall, Crosby N. Bonsall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
And I Mean It, Stanley: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Crosby Bonsall, Crosby Bonsall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Who Will Be My Friends? (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Harry and the Lady Next Door: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Wagon Wheels: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Barbara Brenner, Don Bolognese, Don Bolognese (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Chang's Paper Pony: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Eleanor Coerr, Deborah K. Ray (Illustrator), Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
I See, You Saw (My First I Can Read Book Series) Nurit Karlin, Nurit Karlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Sid and Sam (My First I Can Read Book Series) Nola Buck, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
How Many Fish? (My First I Can Read Book Series) Caron Lee Cohen, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Splish, Splash! (I Can Read Book Series) Sarah Weeks, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Dinosaur Time: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Peggy Parish, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Mouse Tales: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Case of the Scaredy Cats: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Crosby Bonsall, Crosby Bonsall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Case of the Hungry Stranger: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Crosby Bonsall, Crosby Bonsall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Morris Goes to School: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) B. Wiseman, B. Wiseman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Horse in Harry's Room (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Grizzwold: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Sammy the Seal: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator), Sydney Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Oliver (I Can Read Book Series) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
No More Monsters for Me!: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Peggy Parish, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Nurit Karlin, Nurit Karlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
A Kiss for Little Bear (I Can Read Book Series) Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers (I Can Read Chapter Book Series) George Shea, Don Bolognese (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Animal Rescue Club (I Can Read Chapter Book Series) John Himmelman, John Himmelman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Big Pig and Little Pig David McPhail • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
What Day Is It? Patti Trimble, Alex Moran, Daniel Moreton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Big Brown Bear David McPhail • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Big, Big Wall Reginald Howard, Ariane Dewey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Finding Providence: The Story of Roger Williams • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 1 $3.48
Father Bear Comes Home • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 1 $3.48
Biscuit • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 1 $3.48
Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 1 $3.48
And I Mean It Stanley • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 1 $3.48
Addie's Bad Day • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 1 $3.48
Boston Coffee Party • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 1 $3.48
Dust for Dinner • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 1 $3.48

Materials cost

$357.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$420.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.25

Total project goal

$512.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.50

1 Donor

-$483.29

Donations toward project cost

-$421.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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