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  • $504 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Dunkin
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Making Reading Fun

My students need new reading supplies. We would love to have new audio and big books for our daily routine of literacy stations. These include the 8-book sets of Assorted Big Book Stories and the Best Classroom Listening Library, plus individual books, like "Pocket for Corduroy."

My Students

Think back to first grade when reading and books were fun! Learning to read is amazing and having fun doing it is even better! Our school is very limited on resources. I was lucky enough to get a listening station through Donors Choose and now need supplies to go with it.

We are a rural school in Indiana.

Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds. My first graders are so full of life and love to come to school and learn. I want to supply them with items to make their days here fun, as well as educational. We are a non-title school, which means we do not receive funds to purchase educational items.

My Project

I am wanting to restock my reading supplies! I am asking for audio books to use in our listening station. The listening station is very valuable because not all children are read to at home. Listening to someone read a story teaches fluency. This is an activity that everyone can benefit from and succeed at doing. I am also asking for Big Books. Kids love them!! I only have a few and they are getting worn out and have all been read. I need a new supply! The last item I am asking for is Time for Kids. I will use this to teach current events and let the children see what is happening in the world other than what they see on TV.

These newspapers, audio book sets and big books will not only help this years students, but students for years to come.

With these items I feel that our students will not only learn, but also improve their skills and have fun doing it. Reading should be enjoyable, so they will want to do it. First grade sets the foundation and is where kids form their attitude about reading. I want it to be positive to make them life long readers!!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Assorted Big Book Stories - Set A (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $177.61 1 $177.61
Best Classroom Listening Library (Set of 8) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $73.06 1 $73.06
Tacky the Penguin • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Piggie Pie! • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Little Red Hen Paul Galdone • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Danny and the Dinosaur (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Syd Hoff, • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pocket for Corduroy Book and CD • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Green Eggs and Ham: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Little Red Riding Hood Jess Stockham (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.99 1 $5.99
TIME For Kids - Grades K-1 • Time for Kids $3.98 19 $75.62

Materials cost

$392.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$427.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.51

Total project goal

$503.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$503.42

6 Donors

-$463.42

Donations toward project cost

-$401.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.86

match offer

-$31.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$26.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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