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Ms. Szymala from Bellevue WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Jaguars Read All Summer Project

My students need exciting, fun, engaging books to read this summer!

  • $557 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our AWEsome Jaguar readers are curious, energetic, eager, and loved. Our students come from varied linguistic and cultural backgrounds spanning more than 50 languages! Our school community is made up of more than 40% economically impacted families who strive every day to support their kids. Our Jaguars are part of a school wide community that is supporting development of full biliteracy in English and Spanish. Some of our students face adverse challenges and learning can be affected. We strive to support each of our Jaguars every day with love and grace.

My Project

This first year pilot project will put amazing books into kids hands so they can read the summer away! We are inviting struggling readers, those a year or more below grade level, to pick 10 books to read this summer! Research shows that putting books in kids' hands can have an even greater impact than attending summer school! When kids choose from interesting and engaging texts, they enjoy reading and do more of it.

This project is looking to eliminate the 'summer slide', which creates a widening gap in achievement that becomes insurmountable for some students.

These books are high interest! They are colorful, new, and on topics kids love to read about like pets, robots, and volcanoes. These texts are easier for struggling readers to read since they are short, are supported by pictures and images, and engage and build on their background knowledge.

Ms. Szymala
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Niños alrededor del mundo (Kids Around the World) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
National Geographic Readers: Farm Animals (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
National Geographic Readers: Cats (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
La vida marina (Sea Life) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
La vida de una abeja (A Bee's Life) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: La vida de una rana (A Frog's Life) - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level E (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers: Level 1.5) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.49 5 $22.45
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Wild Cats (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.74 5 $18.70
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $3.74 5 $18.70
Monster Trucks! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.18 5 $15.90
These are The Avengers Level 1 Reader (World of Reading) • Amazon Business $2.89 5 $14.45
This is Iron Man Level 1 Reader (World of Reading) • Amazon Business $2.89 5 $14.45
Super Friends: Flying High (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.89 5 $14.45
Dinosaur Babies (Step-into-Reading: A Step 2 Book) • Amazon Business $2.81 5 $14.05
National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $2.81 5 $14.05
Tangled: Kingdom of Color (Step Into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $2.81 5 $14.05
Ballet Stars (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.61 5 $13.05
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 5 $12.40
Silly Sara: A Phonics Reader (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $2.19 5 $10.95

Materials cost

$402.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$473.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.54

Total project goal

$556.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$556.96

10 Donors

-$556.96

Donations toward project cost

-$473.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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