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Mrs. Chico from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Right Picture Books = Reading Success (part four)

My students need 50+ books that are just right for their reading and interest levels.

  • $515 goal

This project expired on January 13, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember Goldilocks? She needed a chair and bed that were "just right." Research has proven that to become a successful reader students must read books that are "just right" and are interesting to the reader. My first graders want to be excellent readers and we need some good books!

My students are amazing!

They are just starting first grade at a very economically disadvantaged school, in the poorest urban district in our country. Yet they are survivors! These students will go on to a great future, filled with opportunities that they could not have imagined in their native countries. My students are a diverse population of Arabic, Hispanic, Caucasian, and African American friends."

My Project

These "just right" books are out of the box funny. They were chosen to catch students' interest and show them how much fun reading can be for everyone! Fancy Nancy, skeletons with hiccups, and an old lady who swallowed a fly... now these stories will make anyone laugh, and love reading. Everyday my students spend thirty minutes reading to a partner, thirty minutes reading on their own, thirty minutes reading with books on CD, thirty minutes writing, and thirty minutes working with words/spelling. To do this my students need a lot of interesting books, so donate fast! My students have a sense of urgency for learning to read. Do you want to help meet this urgent need? Donate now and they will be on their way to reading mastery!

My students spend over two and a half hours a day actively engaged in developing their reading and writing skills.

That is a lot of reading and they need a lot picture books that are interesting and "just right' for their reading level. Reading is important and we don't have a lot of time, it is first grade... so it flies! Please donate now and spread the word. I have a very excited group of first graders who are "just right" for your donation!

Mrs. Chico
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fancy Nancy Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Fancy Nancy: Ooh La la!: It's Beauty Day Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Fancy Nancy: A Flutter of Butterflies Jane O'Connor, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart Jane O'Connor, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (Fancy Nancy Series) (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator), Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator), Olga Ivanov (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Fancy Nancy: The Show Must Go On (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Halloween... Or Bust! Jane O'Connor, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter (Fancy Nancy Series) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, Late Night (Fancy Nancy Series) Jane O'Connor, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany (Fancy Nancy Series) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser, Ted Enik (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy (Fancy Nancy Series) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Fancy Nancy at the Museum (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake Eileen Christelow • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-And-Seek Eileen Christelow • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator), Narrated by Jane Yolen • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
Apples, Apples! Salina Yoon • Barnes and Noble $3.40 1 $3.40
Skeleton Hiccups Margery Cuyler, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.98 1 $12.98
That's Good! That's Bad! Margery Cuyler, David Catrow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Biggest, Best Snowman Margery Cuyler, Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator), Narrated by Jane Casserly • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly Nikki Smith • Barnes and Noble $10.26 1 $10.26
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Pam Adams (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Real Mother Goose Wright, Blanche Fisher Wright (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together Mary Ann Hoberman, Michael Emberley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Recess Queen Alexis O'Neill, Alexis O'Neil, Laura Huliska-Beith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.43 1 $9.43
Bear Snores On Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.59 1 $11.59
Bear Feels Sick Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Bear Wants More Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.59 1 $11.59
Bear's New Friend Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.59 1 $11.59
Bear Feels Scared Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61

Materials cost

$396.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$437.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.21

Total project goal

$514.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$514.73

3 Donors

-$98.00

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.70

match offer

-$416.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$354.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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