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Ms. Nelson from Denver CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lending Library = Love of Literacy at Home!

Help me give my students a large collection of "just right" leveled books for my students to practice reading at home! My students will borrow 4-5 books each week and practice reading them each night.

  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a public, Colorado elementary school, located in a high-poverty community. Our school is a turnaround school that has shown headline-worthy academic growth over the past few years. We work under the motto, "Happy kids learn more!" and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure our students' success.

I am a reading interventionist and I work with students who are struggling to learn how to read and write.

I constantly think about ways to better support my students and engage their families in their literacy development.

My Project

Research demonstrates how critical it is for teachers to bridge a connection between home and school for students. My students' families want to support them as they learn to read, but sometimes aren't sure how to help. Families often express the struggle of finding "just right" books for their students at the public library, and the cost of purchasing appropriate books for at-home reading is prohibitive for many of our families.

My goal is to provide 4-5 "just right" texts for students to bring home daily to read independently, with their families, or even to their stuffed animals!

Gaining this extra practice with reading at home will help build a stronger home-school connection AND give students critical extra practice with reading skills, promoting their overall achievement and love of literacy!

On behalf of my growing, hard-working readers, thank you so much for considering our project!

Ms. Nelson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tiny Treasures Collection • Pioneer Valley Books $70.00 1 $70.00
Wait for Me 6 pack • Pioneer Valley Books $32.00 1 $32.00
Bella and Rosie Early Readers • Pioneer Valley Books $32.00 1 $32.00
Quack and the Big Fish 6 pack • Pioneer Valley Books $32.00 1 $32.00
Marvin Pig Set 1 • Pioneer Valley Books $32.00 1 $32.00
Bella and Rosie Trick or Treat • Pioneer Valley Books $32.00 1 $32.00
Bella and Rosie Blue Set • Pioneer Valley Books $32.00 1 $32.00
Getting Started with Nonfiction Boxed Set • Pioneer Valley Books $21.00 1 $21.00
Getting Started with Bella and Rosie Boxed Set • Pioneer Valley Books $21.00 1 $21.00
Getting Started With Pioneer Valley Boxed Set • Pioneer Valley Books $21.00 1 $21.00
Surprise Party • Pioneer Valley Books $5.75 1 $5.75

Materials cost

$330.75

Vendor shipping charges

$34.45

State sales tax

$21.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.35

Total project goal

$495.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.68

3 Donors

-$426.58

Donations toward project cost

-$408.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

match offer

-$15.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$12.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$54.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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