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Mrs. Lewison from Riverton IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Live, Laugh, and Read Books!

My students need a wide variety of texts to choose from since they go from very low reading levels to very high reading levels, such as the kindergarten level library and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

  • $1,189 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students (AKA kiddos) come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Some come with every school supply they could use for 2 school years and some come with nothing. Many come with something in between. Some live with mom, some live with dad, some live with grandma, some live with many siblings, and some live with none. I also have a student who is an English language learner. These kids come from all walks of life and some have experienced more in their 7 years than I have in my 28. With that being said, we have daily struggles emotionally, intellectually, and physically.

I have one of the most unique groups of kiddos!

They are resilient and are always wanting to make things better. They are so caring! Whenever there is a new student, the outpouring of help and gifts from them is tremendous! I can't even count the number of hugs and gifts I get a day. Even though we have only been together about 3 months, they have grown so much in every subject. They make it all worth it.

My Project

I had my kiddos take a reading interest survey, which is how I was able to pinpoint some of the specific titles on my list to add to my library. (Hopefully!) The thing that struck me the most on the survey (and what I have been seeing with empty buckets on my library shelves) was that I do not have enough books in my library to keep up with my students' needs. My poor kiddos that require kindergarten and first grade leveled books don't have nearly enough books to keep them interested or even occupied during our reading workshop!

My kiddos are always interested in and LOVE new and different reading materials!

I know that they would grow so much more in their reading if they had the right resources and I would love for them to have that opportunity. They would also be more engaged during reading workshop because they would have more options for books to read. I can already see the excitement in their faces...

Mrs. Lewison
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindergarten Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $272.57 1 $272.57
Kindergarten High Interest, Low-Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $46.03 2 $92.06
Sports Talk, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
Series Sampler - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.76 2 $83.52
Kindergarten Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $32.47 2 $64.94
Kindergarten Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set (12 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $63.48 1 $63.48
Kindergarten Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $60.47 1 $60.47
Series Sampler - Fly Guy (5 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 2 $47.82
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 $41.36 1 $41.36
Favorite Author Study - Eric Carle (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.16 1 $26.16
Series Sampler - Mercy Watson (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Series Sampler - Curious George (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Series Sampler - Kingfisher Readers (5 Books) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93
Series Sampler - Puppy Mudge (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93

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