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Mrs. Palermo from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leveled Library/Everybody Reads in Our Room

My students need 18 leveled books sets.

  • $718 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to me in September at various academic levels. Some of my students are in the beginning stages of reading while other students are still learning the alphabet and letter sounds. These books will enable all students, no matter their academic level, to discover the joy of reading.

My students are typical, active first graders.

They are imaginative, creative, enthusiastic, and playful with varying academic levels and abilities. My room is in constant motion with students working in reading and listening areas in order to discover the wonders of reading and writing. Yes, it can be challenging to keep everyone on task and motivated but because of my reading centers and with the help of these leveled readers, all students are working on their own level and finding success which motivates and challenges all my students. My school is a public school in Philadelphia which is presently having funding difficulties. 99% of the students who come into my classroom and into our school are living in poverty. Because of this, many of my students do not have reading materials at home nor do they have literacy rich environments, putting them automatically at a disadvantage compared to those who do.

My Project

Two of my reading centers have students reading books to either themselves or to someone else. Also, we have approximately 1/2 hour of sustained reading though this amount of time is built up throughout the school year. During these times it is essential that students have materials that they can actually read and feel success with reading. These 18 leveled reader sets will enable this to happen within my classroom. My students will actually be able to work and read independently and have a variety of texts to chose from during these times. These leveled readers will also be able to go home with the students so they are able to practice reading and show their reading skills to their families. This ability will help motivate not only the student but also the parent or guardian to encourage reading at home and at school. It is a win-win opportunity.

These books will have a large impact in my room.

They will enable my students to read. Enabling students or adults to read opens doors to endless possibilities. I want my students to love to read. I want them to have a book in their desks, in their backpacks, or in their home that they can get lost in them at any time of their day. I just want to create readers and I believe that these leveled readers will assist in this challenge.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA309 - Level H Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA308 - Level G Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA304 - Level C Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.99 1 $35.99
TT919 - Level I Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
LL715 - Level E Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LL716 - Level F Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
AA306 - Level E Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
LL717 - Level G Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
TT917 - Level G Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT916 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT918 - Level H Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT915 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
LL714 - Level D Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
TT974 - Level D Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.00 1 $26.00
LL713 - Level C Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00
TT973 - Level C Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.00 1 $22.00

Materials cost

$570.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$609.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.56

Total project goal

$717.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$717.06

5 Donors

-$467.06

Donations toward project cost

-$397.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.06

Matching donations from our partners

-$250.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$212.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

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$0.00

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