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

Kindergarten Take-Home Books

My students need books to practice reading at home, but most books children own are not at a kindergarten reading level.

  • $241 goal

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My Students

My students attend our small rural school situated in the village of Concord, Michigan. About half of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Our school district is steeped in tradition, and many families have lived in the area and have attended our school for several generations. I love that of the hundreds of students I have taught at Concord, dozens are second-generation kindergartners in my classroom. We love to learn and play together, and I especially enjoy sharing my passion for reading with my students.

My Project

Kindergarten students needs lots and lots of practice reading books at their emergent reading level. Most books children have at home or find at their local libraries are at first grade level or above.

I would like to add to my small classroom collection of books at level B and C so children will be able to take them home to practice reading with their families.

Kindergarten reading levels are typically A-D (Fountas & Pinnell) or 1-4 (Rigby, DRA). These books have simple sentence structures, sight words, and some decodable words to support beginning readers. I have not added to my leveled books for many years, and some have been lost or misplaced over time. In many cases, I only have one book instead of several of that title to use for guided reading groups. After we read these books in class, children will take them home to read to their families. This will lead to increased reading fluency.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level C: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.66 3 $37.98
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level C: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $11.68 3 $35.04

Materials cost

$171.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$204.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.10

Total project goal

$240.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$240.64

2 Donors

-$240.64

Donations toward project cost

-$204.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.10

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$0.00

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