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Ms. Amanda from Smithfield UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Miss Amanda's Classroom Library

Help me give my students books for our classroom library so that we can get excited about reading!

  • $572 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Because I am a first year teacher, I have not had the opportunity to meet my students yet, but I already love them so much and want to give them the best year possible. Kindergartners are so curious and eager to learn, which is one of the things that I love the most about this age. Sometimes I feel like they teach me more than I teach them. This year is so important for these children because it will set the tone for the next 12 years of their lives, and I want to make it a positive one!

My Project

I am a first year teacher, and because of this I don't have very many books, or funds to purchase books. These books will be used to help foster literacy in our classroom and get the students excited about not only reading but many different subjects. We will be using these books in different units throughout the year. For example, our first unit that we will be doing as a class is life cycles of butterflies. These books will help us to extend our learning, which I may not be able to do otherwise with my limited materials. I believe that reading is very important at this age because not only does it benefit them developmentally, but it gives them a love of learning which will help them throughout all of their school years.

Ms. Amanda
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) • Amazon Business $30.58 1 $30.58
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
Handbooks: Butterflies & Moths: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Mr. Shipman's Kindergarten Chronicles: The First Day of School: Banicia's Book Cover • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Freckleface Strawberry • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Nowhere Hair: Explains Your Cancer and Chemo To Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Waiting for Wings (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
That's Not Mine (You Are Not Small) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Ten Magic Butterflies • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Sticks • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Oh, the Places You'll Go!   • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
The Scariest Book in the Whole Entire World (Entire World Books) • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
On the First Day of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
You Are Not Small • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Apples • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books) • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Hiccupotamus • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Butterfly Colors and Counting (Jerry Pallotta's Counting Books) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Are You My Mother ? • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Ten Apples Up On Top! • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
How Do Apples Grow? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Harry the Dirty Dog (Harry the Dog) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Strega Nona • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Butterfly Is Patient (Nature Books) • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Explore My World Butterflies • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$448.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.69

Total project goal

$571.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.27

10 Donors

-$497.00

Donations toward project cost

-$432.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.80

Matching donations from our partners

-$62.80

Match offers toward project cost

-$53.38

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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