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Ms. Cusano from New Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Leveled library

Help me give my students new books for an updated classroom library to develop strong readers.

  • $817 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second grade students are very curious and eager to learn. They are a diverse group of learners who differ in personality, learning style, and skill sets. They are a high energy group that comes in to class each day with stories to tell and ideas to share. They impress me each day with their insightful questions and positive attitudes. My hope is to continue creating a positive classroom environment which gives them the ability to explore new ideas, extend their thinking, and grow each day.

My Project

Last year I switched from teaching 4th grade to 2nd grade! I need your help restocking my library with books appropriately leveled for second graders to use during independent reading, reading centers, and guided reading activities. Having books at the correct reading level is extremely important in building students’ confidence and reading skill set through out the year. Also, having an assortment of genres and topics to choose from increases student engagement and promotes a love for reading. I know my students will appreciate any help you can provide in achieving this goal! Thank you in advance for your kindness.

Ms. Cusano
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10 Favorite Books Grades PreK-2 • AKJ Education $120.00 1 $120.00
Guided Reading Collection: Level M Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $98.62 1 $98.62
Guided Reading Collection: Level K Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $94.13 1 $94.13
Grade 1 Fiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $63.47 1 $63.47
Series Sampler - Ordinary People Change the World (4 Books) • AKJ Education $44.87 1 $44.87
Favorite Author Study - Dr. Seuss (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $44.85 1 $44.85
Grade 2 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $43.98 1 $43.98
Series Sampler - Fly Guy (5 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
Series Sampler - Here's Hank (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Series Sampler - Nate the Great (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Series Sampler - Lunch Lady (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.92 1 $20.92
Series Sampler - Puppy Mudge (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Series Sampler - Young Cam Jansen (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.92 1 $17.92
Favorite Author Study - Crosby Bonsall (5 Books) • AKJ Education $17.92 1 $17.92

Materials cost

$654.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$693.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.45

Total project goal

$816.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$816.34

11 Donors

-$655.54

Donations toward project cost

-$583.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.72

match offer

-$129.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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