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

Making Adventures Through Books

My students need read aloud books to enjoy. I love getting the children excited about reading. Very few of my students can afford a book of their own, they love to engage in these stories.

  • $535 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day, my students face the challenges unique to living within underserved homes where food is a genuine commodity and clean school clothing that fits properly is a privilege. I am a teacher in West Philadelphia, where all of my students eat a free breakfast and a free lunch in school because they would otherwise go hungry in their homes. It is within this daunting classroom setting that my passion for teaching evolved from providing general education to wrapping around my student body in ways that pushes my children to expand their minds beyond the socioeconomic boundaries of living in urban poverty.

Although this may sound like I work in a third-world country, I am a mere kindergarten teacher in West Philadelphia, where most of my students’ learning takes place in my classroom.

Every September, I open my door to children who enter like sponges; eager to absorb new information, excited to learn, and more than willing to explore the world around them.

Each one of my students comes to me with a story overwhelmed in tones of never having enough at home. It is this void in my students’ lives that drives me to give these children everything I

My Project

As a kindergarten teacher I get to experience joy through the eyes of 5 year olds. My students love to listen to all kinds of adventures! Then it comes time to turn and talk to their neighbor about the different parts of the book, the conversations I get to hear are so amazing and interesting.

My students are intrigued, and inquisitive; asking very curious questions and are always involved in the story.

It brings me so much joy to know my students are getting read to and exposed to various texts. I try my best to have books around so they can share in the reading experience.

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH658 - From Caterpillar to Butterfly Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BK329 - The Napping House Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
BK1820 - Where the Wild Things Are Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.95 1 $18.95
BK3311 - The Rainbow Fish Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.95 1 $18.95
BK244 - A Sick Day for Amos McGee Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
AV327 - It’s Okay to Be Different Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK854 - When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry… Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK165 - Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus! Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BB291 - The Three Bears Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK3036 - There’s a Nightmare in My Closet Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BW632 - LMNO Peas Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK681 - Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK514 - Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK388 - How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK694 - How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BK1832 - It Looked Like Spilt Milk Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
AT564 - Giraffes Can’t Dance Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BK408 - Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BK442 - Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BK682 - Harold and the Purple Crayon Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BK151 - Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
BB278 - Go Away, Big Green Monster! By Ed Emberley • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$417.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$453.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.11

Total project goal

$534.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$534.08

7 Donors

-$434.54

Donations toward project cost

-$369.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.18

match offer

-$99.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.93

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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