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Mrs. Hale from Birmingham AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspire Reading with Leveled Readers!

Help me give my students the resources they need to go from struggling readers to fluent super readers!

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the school librarian at a small elementary school of Pre-K through 5th grade students. This project will target my Pre-K -2nd graders. My students are full of energy and love for me to read to them. They enjoy making predictions about what will happen next in the story.

What makes my students special is that many of them are natural leaders and often help other students work on an activity or volunteer to be library helpers during class.

It's fun to watch their personalities develop as they grow throughout the year. They enjoy coloring, drawing, playing games, listening to stories and analyzing the pictures.

My Project

I am the librarian for a small elementary school. There has not been a permanent librarian in the school for at least three or more years and this is my first year here. We have very little updated library resources for our students to check out at this time. If my school library is funded for this project, I will be able to rebuild our library collection and replace books with the ones that I have weeded. I will also have appropriate grade level books to pair up with my library lessons; and new books to offer to my students.

The materials I am requesting for my students will make a difference in my students just looking at pictures and actually reading.

Many of my students are below reading level and I want to meet them where they are while increasing literacy and inspiring a true love for reading.

Mrs. Hale
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Day Jitters • AKJ Education $15.26 2 $30.52
The Very Busy Spider • AKJ Education $19.79 1 $19.79
My Best Buddy • AKJ Education $16.50 1 $16.50
The Cat in the Hat • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Officer Buckle & Gloria • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Daisy-Head Mayzie • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Grandma's Purse • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How to Get Your Teacher Ready • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Three Questions (Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Nina • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Horton Hears A Who! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hunches in Bunches • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Scrambled Eggs Super! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Did I ever tell you how lucky you are • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
On Beyond Zebra! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
McElligot's Pool • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I'm New Here • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Foot Book • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Little Shaq Takes a Chance • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
My, Oh My--A Butterfly! All About Butterflies • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Are You My Mother? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
There's a Wocket in My Pocket • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fox in Socks: 50th Anniversay Edition • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Wacky Wednesday • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dr seuss oh say can you say • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
There's a Map on My Lap! All About Maps • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Put Me in the Zoo • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
In a People House • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dumpling Soup • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Kids Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
I Am So Beautiful • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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