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Ms. Cowan from Auburn CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Zoo Phonics Literature Part 1

My students need 21 books for the curriculum our charter school chose for the kindergarten reading program.

  • $397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our very small school is trying to make a wonderful learning environment for any kid who walks through our door! Zoo Phonics curriculum has a unique approach to phonemic development and comprehension. Unfortunately, we were only able to afford the manual & need help in getting all of the materials.

Kindergarten is filled with laughter, adventure, and discovery.

The students who come to our charter school choose to be here because we will help encourage all of those things together as a community. Since we are a charter as educators we try to choose curriculum and activities for our kids that are unlike the traditional schools. Because of that reason we often have to find ways to fund our resources on our own without any assistance from our supporting district. Even though it can be challenging our school is up for the task of making sure students at our school are fully supported and are provided with unique opportunities to grow into the wonderful adults they will become one day.

My Project

These books will be used as literature read aloud, which is vital in developing comprehension in children at this age. Reading aloud is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development. Among other things, reading aloud builds word-sound awareness in children, a potent predictor of reading success. Students will learn the structure of stories, be exposed to new vocabulary, and learn moral lessons that can apply to their everyday lives. These books will contribute to their overall comprehension.

This project will help improve my classroom not only for the students directly, but indirectly because it assists in my ability to teach.

It is known that teachers often scramble for resources or have to supplement with less effective alternatives. By providing these books I will be able to make sure that instruction is delivered to these students with fidelity due to the fact that I will not have to spend days and weeks scrambling to find these books and these books will stay with our school.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go • Amazon $17.33 1 $17.33
Something Big Has Been Here • Amazon $17.30 1 $17.30
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star • Amazon $16.02 1 $16.02
Miss Mary Mack (Sing-Along Stories) • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
The Quilting Bee • Amazon $15.98 1 $15.98
Berlioz the Bear • Amazon $15.76 1 $15.76
Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon $14.66 1 $14.66
Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups • Amazon $14.42 1 $14.42
Is Your Mama a Llama? • Amazon $13.70 1 $13.70
The New Kid on the Block • Amazon $13.44 1 $13.44
Ox-Cart Man • Amazon $12.67 1 $12.67
From Head to Toe • Amazon $12.17 1 $12.17
Little Cloud • Amazon $12.17 1 $12.17
Silly Sally • Amazon $12.14 1 $12.14
Giggle, Giggle, Quack • Amazon $11.96 1 $11.96
Love You Forever • Amazon $11.49 1 $11.49
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon $11.44 1 $11.44
The Real Mother Goose • Amazon $9.71 1 $9.71
Jellies • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
When You Go to Kindergarten • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Penguin Chick (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71

Materials cost

$270.00

Vendor shipping charges

$7.98

State sales tax

$24.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.42

Total project goal

$396.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$396.15

10 Donors

-$319.38

Donations toward project cost

-$272.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$75.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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