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Ms. Edwards from Glendale AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature for our Classroom

My students need quality literature and non-fiction text to improve literacy skills.

  • $197 goal

This project expired on June 19, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Reading is the single most important skill necessary for a happy, productive and successful life. A child that is an excellent reader is a confident child, has a high level of self esteem and is able to easily make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn."

Most adults have memories of being read to as a child.

For my kindergarten students, this is not always the case. These families, who are living in a high poverty area, often are struggling, so reading is not always a priority. Many of my students have not been exposed to literature of any kind when they enter the classroom for the first time. It is amazing to see their excitement when reading new books. I have many students who are extremely interested in non-fiction text, which exposes them to topics and animals they have never seen or even heard of. I have an extremely awesome class this year, and I am so excited about the opportunity to have books donated to this amazing group of kids.

My Project

My students will use the non-fiction text to learn about topics in which they do not have a lot of knowledge. They will also use the non-fiction books to conduct research on the topics. The literature will allow us to learn about characters, setting, sequencing, and questioning. It will allow my students to learn at the highest capacity.

With high quality text in the classroom that grabs students attention, I hope to make life-long lovers of reading.

Kindergarten is the foundation for learning, and I would like to give them strong literacy skills that they will need for the rest of their lives.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Three Little Pigs • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
The Farm • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Farm • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Pirate Bob • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Olivia • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Little Blue and Little Yellow • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Harold and the Purple Crayon • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Little Blue and Little Yellow • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
My Friend Rabbit Eric Rohmann, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Koalas • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Platypuses • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Killer Whales • AKJ Books $4.49 1 $4.49
My Lucky Day • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
On the Farm? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Froggy Goes to Camp Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illus • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Froggy''s Sleepover • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Incredible Sharks Seymour Simon, Chronicle Books • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
About Dogs (We Both Read Series) Bruce Johnson • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Pandas Anne Schreiber • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Garden Friends • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$126.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$167.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.47

Total project goal

$196.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$196.47

1 Donor

-$196.47

Donations toward project cost

-$167.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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