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Ms. Marini from Norwalk CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Year's Resolution: Read More Books!

Help me give my students big books of their favorite stories so they can see illustrations up close!

  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Kindergarten class consists of 18 students who come in each morning eager to learn and do their absolute best.

I teach in a Title I school, located in a city booming with diversity.

My students come from a wide range of backgrounds, speak a variety of languages, and have huge imaginations!

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method in which they learn best varies greatly. I make it my goal to incorporate a variety of learning strategies and opportunities to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are and I love watching them beam with excitement and confidence when they are successful.

My Project

The only thing better than hearing your teacher read a story book aloud is when she reads a book aloud and the illustrations are so big you feel like you are in the story! This year we do not have a cozy carpet to gather close and listen to stories, so these big books will help every child be able to see the words and illustrations.

Big books for shared reading and read-alouds are a crucial part of any kindergarten classroom, and the books we are requesting will make perfect literature additions to our curriculum.

We read Chrysanthemum in September when we are learning one another's names and how we are each special. We read 5 Little Monkeys when we begin learning about subtraction. We read The Gingerbread Boy to retell the characters, setting, and events of a story. I know these big books will become instant class favorites.

Ms. Marini
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 18 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG965X HelpYourself Book Bins Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP476 Magnetic Display Shelves • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT769X Neon Connect Store Book Bins Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
BK6528 The Napping House Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK331 The Gingerbread Boy Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK833 One Is a Snail Ten Is a Crab Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK1968 The Rainbow Fish Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK337 Chrysanthemum Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$253.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$287.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.78

Total project goal

$338.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$338.51

3 Donors

-$338.51

Donations toward project cost

-$287.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.78

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$0.00

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