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Ms. Richardt from Rochester MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

No Boring Books!

My students need a variety of nonfiction books at easy reading levels which will be interesting and increase their desire to read.

  • $1,150 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first grade teacher at a Title I school with 70% free and reduced lunch. My students are learning to read and need books to inspire and entertain them.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds including second language students from Central and South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe, mixed families, single parent families, and kids dealing with homelessness and various traumas.

Despite the differences in their backgrounds and abilities, all of my students have the same desire to learn.

My Project

Every year I have students who, even now in the middle of the year, are struggling to become readers. This issue has many components, but one, a big one, is that we don't have very many books at an easy reading level which means my students are reading the same books over and over again and they are bored.

When reading is boring, my students are not motivated to keep trying.

The variety of nonfiction books I am asking for will provide my students with literally hundreds of books to choose from which means they can read new books every day and continue to develop their skills to become the wonderful reader they all have the potential to be.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME for Kids Nonfiction Readers - Grade 1 Complete Set • Nasco $129.95 1 $129.95
Early Rising Readers Single Copy Book Set - Creative Expression • Nasco $119.95 1 $119.95
Early Rising Readers Single Copy Book Set - Social and Emotional Development • Nasco $119.95 1 $119.95
Early Rising Readers Single Copy Book Set - Math • Nasco $119.95 1 $119.95
Early Rising Readers Single Copy Book Set - Social Studies • Nasco $119.95 1 $119.95
Early Rising Readers Single Copy Book Set - Science • Nasco $119.95 1 $119.95
Early Rising Readers Single Copy Book Set - Physical Development • Nasco $119.95 1 $119.95

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