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Ms. Smith from Fort Collins CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Non- Fiction Classroom Library

My students need non-fiction books at a beginner reader level to expand our classroom library and introduce students to new concepts and books.

  • $557 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in an Elementary school and I teach 1st grade. . We serve a large population of low-income students and more than 50% are English Language Learners. This makes for a diverse but challenging population. Our students need access to educational materials because many do not have access to these same materials at home. I want to foster the love for learning in my classroom and have students feel that the classroom is a safe and welcoming space to learn.

My Project

Our school is focusing this year on students being able to pull information such as main idea and key details from non-fiction books. When looking at my classroom library and others, I found we were lacking in non-fiction books that are at the level of a beginning reader. These books are also different than what most of these children have at home or would check out at a library. The ability to read non-fiction books will expose these students to more than what they see and know everyday. My hope with this project is to broaden the horizons about the types of books that children are reading, provide materials that children have the confidence to read on their own at their own level, and to create a love for reading and learning at a young age.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiction/Nonfiction Emergent 60-Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $266.01 1 $266.01
TIME FOR KIDS(r) Nonfiction Readers Grade 1 Complete Set (30-Book Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $144.46 1 $144.46

Materials cost

$410.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$472.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.45

Total project goal

$556.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$556.35

5 Donors

-$470.89

Donations toward project cost

-$400.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.63

match offer

-$85.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.82

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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