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Mrs. Thedford from Van TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Love Reading

My students need individual book boxes, book bags, and non-fiction books for our classroom library.

  • $589 goal

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My Students

My students walk into class each day knowing that they are loved and respected. This is key to teaching young learners. Especially, those from a Title I school. They are able to take control of their learning and be confident doing so.

Our school is in a small, East Texas town with a population of around 2,300 people.

However, we service several communities outside of Van, TX. We have a diverse classroom, representing different cultures and family backgrounds.

This is our first year to be moved back into a building after teaching in portables since the 2015 tornado that hit our community and destroyed our elementary school and damaged several others.

My Project

In our class we have a structure that allows every student to have a personal collection of books to read each day. Students are allowed to choose 5-8 books each week to read during station time each day.

Reading is essential to a student's academic success!

Students will be allowed to grab their personal book box and find a comfy spot in our classroom to sit and read. Their book box will be able to travel around the room with them, creating ownership for that student.

Non-fiction literature is key to establishing background knowledge and building vocabulary. Our classroom library is in desperate need of non-fiction books in order to make our students successful. Students will also use book bags to take books home to read with their parents.

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

This project will reach 24 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP116 - Sort & Store Book Totes - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 5 $109.95
GG963RD - Help-Yourself Book Box - Each - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 12 $83.88
BOOK BINS - INTERLOCKING BLACK PACK OF 6 • School Specialty $12.77 4 $51.08
LL722 - Level K Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.00 1 $38.00
LL719 - Level I Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.00 1 $32.00
LL723 - Level L Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
LL725 - Level N Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
LL721 - Level J Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
LL724 - Level M Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
LL726 - Level O Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00

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