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Mrs. Lowing from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarteners Need Books to Support Writing

My students need 45+ books to support our readers and writers workshop.

  • $371 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is such an important year for children. We are lacking in the resources we need to support our reading and writing!

Our school services a severely low-income area.

Many of my students have had little to no prior experience with a school setting or even with a book! Despite the challenges, they come to school eager to learn and ready to do their best. Our reading and writing program inspires them to learn how to do these things well. Without a solid foundation in these literacy skills, they are less likely to complete high-school and will have a difficult journey through their entire lives.

My Project

With the support of authentic literature, my students will be inspired to read and write. We first learn how to read and write by watching others do so - and by reading the work of authors and writers whom have gone before us. These books will support every facet of our literacy instruction and will serve to aid my students in becoming readers and writers. We model writing for our students and use read-alouds as an integral part of our daily instruction.

We are all here because at some point in our lives, we were inspired to do more.

My students need that same motivation and inspiration and your support will greatly benefit not only this class and this generation of students, but future classes and children as well. This foundation will not only change their lives, but the lives of their families!

Mrs. Lowing
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
Kindergarten Rocks! • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Angry • AKJ Books $5.06 1 $5.06
Shortcut • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Countdown to Kindergarten Alison McGhee, Harry Bliss (Illust • AKJ Books $4.68 1 $4.68
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! Nancy Carlson, Puffin • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Miss Bindergaren Celebrates • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
My Class and Me • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Off to Kindergarten Tony Johnston, Melissa Sweet (Illustrato • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
The Night Before Kindergarten (Reading Railroad Books Series • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Welcome to Kindergarten • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Twelve Days of Kindergarten: A Counting Book Deborah Lee Ros • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
A Is for Angry: An Animal and Adjective Alphabet Sandra Boyn • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26
Feelings Aliki, Aliki (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Fireflies • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Relatives Came • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Bunny Cakes (Max and Ruby Series) Rosemary Wells, Rosemary W • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Carrot Seed • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Big Al • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Peter''s Chair • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Snowy Day • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
I Was So Mad • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
Friends • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
My Friends Taro Gomi, Chronicle Books • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Caps for Sale • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Where the Wild Things Are • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
City Signs • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
The Three Little Pigs James Marshall, James Marshall (Artist • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Gingerbread Man • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
The Wonderful Happens Cynthia Rylant, Coco Dowley (Illustrat • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Who Hops? Katie Davis, Katie Davis (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.46 1 $5.46
Who Hoots? • AKJ Books $5.46 1 $5.46
Sail Away Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Harbor • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
School Bus • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Parade • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Rain-Reading Recovery • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Truck • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Washing the Dog • AKJ Books $4.33 1 $4.33
How a House Is Built • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Chicks & Chickens • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
The Vegetables We Eat Gail Gibons • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Apples • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Farming Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Frogs Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Horses! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Pigs Gail Gibbons • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Good Books, Good Times! • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45

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