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Mrs. Johnston from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Book Worms Need Higher Leveled Books!

Help me give my students higher leveled books as they love reading and are moving levels faster than I can provide books!!

  • $695 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students and staff in our school are amazing! We are a Title I school, where many students live in low-income housing, hotels, shelters, or with other families. Every student here receives free breakfast and lunch each day and many receive food to sustain their families over the weekend. Some only speak Spanish or French at home but they all love to come to our school because they know they are loved and treasured by each of us. We are a school that works very hard to make sure our students and their families are given every chance possible to succeed!

My 5 and 6-year-olds kindergartners are some of the kindest, sweetest kids I have had the privilege of teaching.

They help each other without being asked to do so or to receive praise for doing it! Whether it be a child with special needs who needs help finding the right page or the child with a broken arm who needs help carrying his lunch tray, they are ready to assist. They are also very eager to learn and being the sponges, they are, they are learning very fast! I just want to make sure that they have fun, too!

My Project

I have 21 kindergartners and almost all are moving into a new level in their reading skills. This really presents a dilemma: there aren't enough level C books for all of the kids! Each week the children go "book shopping" to choose 6-8 books for their own book bins.

These books are theirs to read in class daily during independent reading time (sometimes during Friday Flashlight reading).

Having books that are just right for them is vital to their reading development! Having interesting books at their reading level, is vital to their enjoyment of reading. The books I have chosen are both fiction and non-fiction and look to be fun and engaging.

Thank you for helping my amazing students learn to read!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joy Cowley Early Birds Complete Set • Hameray Publishing Group $321.25 1 $321.25
Sharing Homes • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
LATE ONE NIGHT • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
THERE GOES PEANUT BUTTER! • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Pockets • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Carry Me • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
No Bridge • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Brave Grace • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Hatching Eggs • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
I Can't Whistle • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
All Kinds of Hair • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Everyone Reads • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Pig Is Big on Books • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Harry and the Horse • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
What Does Otis See? • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Grandpa and Me • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Best Friends • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Edward the Explorer • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Hot Dog • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Max • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Across the Sea • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Splash Down! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
One Happy Classroom • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Ice Is... Whee! • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Fast-Draw Freddie • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Dirty Larry • AKJ Education $3.47 1 $3.47
Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Snug Bug • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Turtle and Snake Go Camping • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Dot and Bob • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Rick Is Sick • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Todd's Box • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
What Day Is It? • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Ballerina Girl • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Good Night, Little Kitten • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Sam and Jack Three Stories • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Come Here, Tiger! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Popcorn • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Little Red Hen Makes Soup • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55

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