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Mrs. Belsky from Kenosha WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leaders Grow From Little Readers

Help me give my students a classroom library that can help them understand what it means to "get lost in a good book".

  • $411 goal

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My Students

My students are first graders. They live in a large urban area, and a large number of students receive free and reduced-price lunch. They are such kind and determined kids.

My students are a group of very eager and excited learners.

They work hard, and look forward to coming to school each day. They are interested in EVERYTHING and want to learn as much about all that they can! I know they are looking forward to being able to interact with something new in the classroom!

My Project

Most of my students entered my classroom this year with a limited knowledge of letters and letter sounds. Together, we have worked hard to build on that knowledge and become great little readers. They have immersed themselves in our classroom library, and I am sad to say that they have made their way through all of the books that we have.

My students use books as a way to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

Without regularly access to new texts, I worry that their growth will become limited.

New books in our classroom library will give my students an opportunity to interact with new texts. It will allow them to continue to stay excited about learning, and it will let them have the experience of "getting lost in a good book", which will hopefully encourage them to become lifelong readers.

Mrs. Belsky
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
Frog and Toad and Friends Box Set (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Fancy Nancy Collector's Quintet (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Biscuit's Neighborhood: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #1: Amelia Bedelia Hit the Books (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
If You Give a Moose a Muffin • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
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 $13.67 1 $13.67
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
My Favorite Berenstain Bears Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Pinkalicious: Pink-a-rama (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • 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 $11.59 1 $11.59
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Very Lonely Firefly board book • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
The Crayons' Christmas • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
If You Give a Pig a Pancake • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Paddington Collector's Quintet: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
The Very Busy Spider • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Love from the Crayons • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67

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