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  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Varela
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 17 donors
  • $0 still needed

Literacy Materials for Avid Readers and Writers

My students need lots of books in Spanish, fiction and non-fiction, to build our classroom library. They also need journals to keep growing as writers.

My Students

Budding readers need lots of books to capture their attention and their imaginations. Only when they find a book that grabs at them will they spend enough time to improve their reading skills. Our classroom library is so small that it doesn't currently meet the students' needs.

We are part of an excellent dual immersion Spanish/English school in California.

This is my first year at this school, and I am working hard to build up the classroom literacy supplies. My first graders are smart, sweet, and energetic children. The youngest is 5 years old and the oldest is 7. I want to hook them into reading by making it irresistible to cuddle up with a book on the rug. They want to read! But we don't have enough Spanish books on hand to meet their needs.

My Project

My focus as a first grade teacher is on literacy development: reading, writing and comprehension. This project will bring 43 new Spanish books into our classroom library. There is a mix of fiction and non-fiction books that appeal to a broad range of interests. We will be able to use these books during recreational reading, science and social studies modules. The more kids read, the more they know. The more they know, the more they can write about. In our classroom, we capture the children's writing in journals. At the rate we are going, our current journals will not last the whole academic year. We need one journal for every child to be able to continue developing their writing skills.

I am ready to teach.

My students are ready to learn. Parents are helping at home. Please help us buttress our classroom resources in order to raise a new crop of avid readers and writers. Thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR630 - Draw & Write Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 3 $98.97
Classroom Favorites Library Book Set - Spanish (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $73.06 1 $73.06
Our Global Community Book Set (Set of 7) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.95 1 $47.95
Spot the Difference: Plants Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.95 1 $35.95
Career Book Set - Spanish (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.41 1 $31.41
Help The Environment Book Set (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.95 1 $29.95
Living Creatures Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Greta The Grateful Goldfish - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 1 $5.91

Materials cost

$352.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.20

Total project goal

$494.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.69

16 Donors

-$370.00

Donations toward project cost

-$325.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.25

match offer

-$111.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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17 donors17 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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