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  • 4 donors
  • $515 still needed
  • $595 goal
Ms. Jill
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $515 still needed

Mind Gardens Grow with Diverse Stories

Help me give my students a library garden of exciting, relevant, and culturally diverse stories to grow their young minds.

My Students

Each and every day, my students keep my passion for teaching alive and well. These kids bring so much joy, liveliness, humor, challenge, personality, growth and reward into my life and our community. I will always feel like I want to do more and be more for them. This incredible class of 16 students deserve the very best resources to support their blossoming skills and interests. As we all know, it takes a village to raise young children up to their highest potential -- thank YOU for your support.

My Project

The long and short of it is that our classroom book collection could use an update! As a teacher, it is critical that I am exposing my students to a rich, diverse, and memorable collection of books that help grow their understanding of our world. From natural habitats to 'kindness is power' themes, it is my ever-bearing goal to showcase the wonderful world of reading.

Books in this Donor's Choose collection provide important illustrations and vocabulary for several domains of development, especially for the world of science and cultural diversity -- two subjects which our historically under-served community will grow from generation after generation.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Multiple Copy Set) - Box 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $99.00 1 $99.00
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Multiple Copy Set) - Box 1 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $99.00 1 $99.00
Best of Grades K-1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
STEAM Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
Niño • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Shaking Things Up • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Zen Socks • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari's Trees of Peace • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Round is a Mooncake • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Storm Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bee-bim Bop! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Under the Ramadan Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$437.16

Vendor shipping charges

$31.80

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.21

Total project goal

$594.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.73

3 Donors

-$55.00

Donations toward project cost

-$46.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$514.73

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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