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Mrs. Vargas from Pasadena TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Reading During This Summer Break!

My students need books to keep reading over this summer break.

  • $1,601 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are passionate, motivated, and enthusiastic individuals. I have had the pleasure of working with students at our school and have witnessed students' passion to reach their goals. I am positive that my students will achieve a great education. Our school is the best. We help each other to reach their dreams. We are a family and we are strong together, both our student and parents. Our students are the future. We care for our students! We want the best education for them. We need all the help we can get this 2017 - 2018 school year. After Hurricane Harvey, our school lost a lot of school supplies. We need to make our students feel safe and ready to learn.

My Project

At the beginning of every school year, we teachers, see what we call summer slide in many students. This means students who were reading at a certain level, decrease their reading level over the summer. This is due to less access to reading materials and reading practice. We want our students to become better readers. They going to need books, and other material to help them. My goal is to give each of my students a take-home book for their independent reading level, to help them keep reading over this summer. The pencils, bookmark, are to make it more fun for them. The paper is to Provide parents with the tools to help their child be a successful reader and Assist with reading, decoding, and comprehension using teacher provided strategies, and the bags are to put everything together for each student to take home. Additionally, the extra books I have picked are for each of my student's interest. This will help to promote reading over this summer. It is important for students to continue learning over the summer. Williams Elementary School community believes that students, parents, teachers, must work together to improve reading success. To Promote responsibility by helping my students be prepared for reading every day. I want to encourage them to read at home for at least 20 minutes a day. Please Help our students to continue reading over this summer. Thank you for your help and understanding.

Mrs. Vargas
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fun Express ‘I Love to Read’ Rubber Bracelets | Approx. 6” | Assorted Colors (24 Count) • Amazon Business $13.95 6 $83.70
First Little Readers Classroom Set: Levels E & F: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
I Can Read All-Time Favorites 16-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $37.75 2 $75.50
Usborne My First Reading Library 50 Books Set Collection - Read At Home • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Read it Yourself with Ladybird Collection 50 Books Box Set Pack (Level 1, 2, 3, 4)including moshi monster, peppa pig, charlie and lola, Wizards of Oz, Topsy and Tim, Cinderella, Harry and the dinosaurs united, Heidi, Snow white and the seven dwarfs • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Usborne My Second Reading Library 50 Books Set Collection Pack Early Level 3 and 4 and Young Reading series One • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $59.80 1 $59.80
The Usborne Reading Collection (Yellow Set) • Amazon Business $57.75 1 $57.75
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level D: A BIG Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $54.03 1 $54.03
Plymor 10" x 12", 2 Mil (Pack of 200) Zipper Reclosable Plastic Bags • Amazon Business $26.95 2 $53.90
Language Together Spanish Set 1: 10 Books with Online Audio for Kids (Easy Beginner Stories) • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level C: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $48.28 1 $48.28
Bilingual Tales: El patito feo / The Ugly Duckling (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $2.94 16 $47.04
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
My Weirder School 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $32.21 1 $32.21
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $28.88 1 $28.88
The Little Red Hen, Grades PK - 3: La Gallinita Roja (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon Business $2.89 9 $26.01
The Three Little Pigs: Los tres cerditos (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94
Justice League Reading Collection: 5 I Can Read Books Inside! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.68 2 $23.36
Danny and the Dinosaur and Friends: Level One Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $19.52 1 $19.52
Geddes Cyber Cyclone Pencil Assortment - Set of 144 • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Assorted Colorful Kids Pencils (144 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level B: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! (Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Packs) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
My Favorite Dog Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
48 ~ Superhero Laminated Bookmarks ~ Size: 2" x 6" ~ New • Amazon Business $6.48 2 $12.96
The Adventures of Otto Collector’s Set: See Otto; See Pip Point; Swing, Otto, Swing!; See Santa Nap; Ride, Otto, Ride!; Go, Otto, Go! • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level D: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Wausau 21289 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 gsm, “Happy” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #2: Books Are a Ball (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
I Can Read My Favorite Stories, Level 1 • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Paddington Collector's Quintet: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Little Critter Collector's Quintet: Critters Who Care, Going to the Firehouse, This Is My Town, Going to the Sea Park, To the Rescue (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Reading Adventures Sofia the First Level Pre-1 Boxed Set • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Trend Enterprises "Reading is…" Praise Words in Stars Bookmark, 36 per Package • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Fancy Nancy's Fantastic Phonics (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
World of Reading Marvel Meet the Super Heroes! (Pre-Level 1 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are "Just Right" for Young Readers • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Brownie & Pearl On the Go: Brownie & Pearl Hit the Hay; Brownie & Pearl See the Sights; Brownie & Pearl Get Dolled Up; Brownie & Pearl Step Out; ... Grab a Bite; Brownie & Pearl Go for a Spin • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Biscuit Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set: 5-Book 8x8 Set • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
World of Reading Disney Junior Meet the Characters (Pre-Level 1 Box Set) • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
4 Dozen (48) Smiley Face Laminated BOOKMARKS - Smile EMOJI Emoticon PARTY Favors CLASSROOM Rewards Incentives TEACHER • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Splat the Cat: Big Reading Collection (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20

Materials cost

$1,310.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,360.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$240.10

Total project goal

$1,600.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,600.64

2 Donors

-$681.77

Donations toward project cost

-$680.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$800.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$680.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$118.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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