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  • $786 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Gaggioli
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Leveled Texts for Early Readers

My students need leveled readers, book bins, and a cart for our classroom library.

My Students

In our Kindergarten classroom, students are learning independence and early literacy skills. Most of my students already know their letters and letter sounds after attending 4K, and I'm eager to provide them with ample opportunities to further their reading skills and develop a love for learning.

Our school is located in West Milwaukee, WI.

About 78% of the students at our school are economically disadvantaged, and many of my students tell me that they don't have any books at home. Our school is underfunded- no classroom budget and NO books for classroom libraries- and students come to us with many challenges. Our teachers and staff have amazing drive and dedication for the population that they serve, inspiring me as a first year teacher to advocate for my students and give them a positive school experience. Already in the first week of school I am blown away by how curious, bright, and eager-to-learn my Kinders are. They have a great start in their early education and I want to keep the ball rolling by providing differentiated instruction to each student so that they feel supported and challenged every day. By the end of the year, I want each child to be able to see all that they've learned, feel proud of their accomplishments, and continue to take pride in their education.

My Project

Using this book cart, leveled readers, and book bins, my students will be able to select books to read independently, learn to read those books gaining confidence in their skills, and store books in their own space. As we begin to learn basic sight words and reading strategies, students will be able to read independently and apply strategies learned in guided reading groups. As a new teacher, I am starting to build my classroom library with engaging texts for read alouds, shared reading, and picture walks, but my students need books at their levels to become proficient readers. In my classroom, students will be able to select these books during Daily 5 'Read to Self' or 'Read to Someone,' and I will pull text occasionally for guided reading groups. I will also post a chart with each students name and reading level so they can see what level they are working on and watch as their skills progress and they master new levels. This puts the learning in their hands and promotes independence.

I believe that in order to foster a love of reading in these young learners, they need to interact with texts in a variety of ways, books being the most fundamental part of successful reading development.

Having books easily accessible to these students will make a difference because it will help them learn how to interact with texts and build their independence so that they can learn to enjoy books- a skill that will help them be learners throughout their lives!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF464 - Leveled Library Mobile Storage Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
AA750X - Book Bins - Set of 16 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 1 $79.50
AA316 - Level I Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA309 - Level H Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 1 $38.99
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
AA302 - Level A Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.99 1 $35.99
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA318 - Level K Book Bin - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA303 - Level B Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA306 - Level E Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
AA319 - Level L Book Bin - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
AA317 - Level J Book Bin - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99

Materials cost

$628.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$667.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$117.85

Total project goal

$785.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$785.66

9 Donors

-$655.66

Donations toward project cost

-$557.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$130.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$110.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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