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Mrs. Ross from Curwensville PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Love and Care About Reading!!

Help me give my students the opportunity to take initiative in their reading by providing them with books on their level so they can read independently.

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students with various disabilities. In my classroom a lot of work is done working in small groups based on their grade or academic levels. These students need scaffolding and assistance to complete work in the classroom so they usually have most success working in small groups with the teacher or classroom aide.

When my students are given the opportunity to do something independently and succeed at it, they strive to want to do more.

This has been the case with reading books independently in my classroom library. My students have finally seen the progress they've made this year and can see they're capable of reading on their own. They now have started to believe in themselves and get so excited to pick up a book that they know they can read!

My Project

My students and I have been getting so excited about reading these past couple months of school! At the beginning of the year my students had no interest at all in sitting down and reading a book. Each day when students first came into class, they were given the opportunity and were encouraged to read a book in our class library. As the days, weeks, and months of school went on I could see my students building a love for reading. This makes my heart so happy!

Frank Serafini said, "There is no such thing as a child who hates to read, there are only children who have not found the right book." A few months back I sorted our classroom library into AR reading levels so that my students could easily sit down and be successful in finding a book that they could read independently.

This made me realize our classroom library is lacking books for my low level readers who have a small sight word vocabulary and are just beginning to read. Our library needs more kindergarten and first grade books so that my students can be successful in reading independently.

My first graders, who have just learned to read, LOVE to sit down and read a book by themselves. They get even more excited when they take an AR quiz on the book and get 100%. Having this experience makes them want to read more and more but our library needs to grow for them to have that opportunity!

Mrs. Ross
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Katie Can (Changes and Challenges In My Life) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
3, 2, 1, Go! (I Like to Read) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Splendid Friend, Indeed (Goose and Bear Stories) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scholastic Reader, Level 1: Noodles - I Love Rainy Days! • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Treasure (Goose and Bear Stories) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Little Lizard's New Friend • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Little Lizard's New Shoes • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Little Lizard's Family Fun • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Little Lizard's Big Party • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Little Lizard's New Baby • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Little Lizard's First Day • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Daniel Will Pack a Snack (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Cooking with the Grinch (Dr. Seuss) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Puppy Mudge Wants to Play • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Best Friends (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Tooth Fairy's Night (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Cooking with Sam-I-Am (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Biscuit Wins a Prize (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Best Dad in the Sea (Finding Nemo Step into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Biscuit and the Baby (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Go, Go, Go! (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Barbie, I Can Be- A Pet Vet (Step into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Biscuit Flies a Kite (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Biscuit's Day at the Farm (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Cat Traps (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Clifford Makes the Team • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Clifford and the Halloween Parade (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Thomas and Friends: The Close Shave (Thomas & Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader, Level 1: Noodles - I Love Snow! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Look for the Lorax (Dr. Seuss) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Tangled: Kingdom of Color (Step Into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Snowman, Little Snowman (Disney Frozen) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
101 Dalmatians (Disney 101 Dalmatians) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Noodles: I Love School! Level 1 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Aaron Has a Lazy Day (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Aaron is a Good Sport (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Apple Picking Day! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Egg (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Brown Bear (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
A Box Can Be Many Things (Rookie Readers) • Amazon Business $3.09 1 $3.09
Crash, Boom, Roar! (Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

Materials cost

$206.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$239.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.32

Total project goal

$282.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.11

4 Donors

-$184.29

Donations toward project cost

-$176.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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