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Ms. Crews from Eden NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Opening Doors One Book at a Time!

My students need fiction and nonfiction books to help them engage in their learning!

  • $521 goal

This project expired on December 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First grade is such an exciting time for my students. They are beginning their journey on learning how to read. It is excited to see their smiling faces learn about new interesting topics. They enjoy a wide variety of genres to peak their interest into helping them grow!

I want to be able to share my passion for how important reading is with my students!

The students in my classroom come from a variety of backgrounds. Some students do not have the foundational tools at home to support them in their learning. I want to ensure I can meet their needs by guiding my students in achieving a solid education.

My Project

As an educator I want to provide the best education I can for each of my students and ensure I meet their needs. In first grade my main goal is to teach my students about the importance of reading and how to read. The resources I am requesting are books that are developmentally appropriate for my students. I want to offer my students a variety of fiction and nonfiction books that will engage and promote a strong literacy foundation and become a 21st century learner. I chose Rookie Readers for Science and Math because these books include first grade vocabulary where students can be supported during their reading by using their decoding strategies as they read. I will use these books during my whole group reading time by integrating them with my core subjects like math, social studies and science to help reading become a common thread throughout. I will use them to introduce new standards, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies. Students will be able to select a book and have the option to pick a reading buddy to read during independent reading time.

As a teacher I want my students to be able to become inquiry based learners through exploring,being inquisitive, and learning from these books.

I want to give my students the opportunities and tools they need to succeed in their educational journey.

Ms. Crews
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Plush Doll By Kohls by Kohl's Cares • Amazon Business $55.00 1 $55.00
Kohl's Cares Pig Stuffed Animal Plush from If You Give A Pig A Pancake • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Thanksgiving Graces • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Big Words) • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Why Do Animals Hibernate? (Infomax Common Core Readers) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
If You Were a Kid at the First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid at the First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If I Ran For President • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth's Recipe for Food • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Our Earth • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Sun (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Space Science) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
American Symbols: What You Need to Know (Fact Files) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Our Earth: Making Less Trash (Scholastic News Nonficiton Readers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Plants Feed Me • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
This Is the Way We Go to School (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Kids Like Me) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
This Is the Way We Go to School (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Kids Like Me) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
A Tree Is a Plant (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Milk: From Cow to Carton (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Walt Disney (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Seven Continents (Rookie Read-About Geography) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Abraham Lincoln (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Tomatoes to Ketchup (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
All About Money (Rookie Read-About Math) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
10 Fascinating Facts about Chewing Gum (Rookie Star) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Apple Fractions (Rookie Read-About Math) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Tadpole to Frog (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Statue of Liberty (Rookie Read-About American Symbols) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
How Do You Know It's Summer? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
A Day With Doctors (Rookie Read-About Community) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
A Day With Paramedics (Rookie Read-About Community) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
A Day With Mail Carriers (Rookie Read-About Community) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
A Day With Firefighters (Rookie Read-About Community) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
My Home in the Desert (Rookie Poetryanimal Homes) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
10 Fascinating Facts about Chewing Gum (Rookie Star) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
What Does the President Do? (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: American Symbols) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
Groundhog Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
It's a Good Thing There Are Earthworms (Rookie Read-About Science: It's a Good Thing) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
What Do Roots Do? • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
What Do Roots Do? • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
The Wampanoag (True Books) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
How Do You Know It's Spring? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
What Is Gravity? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
So That's How the Moon Changes Shape (Rookie Read-About Science Series) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
North America (Rookie Read-About Geography (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Map Keys (Rookie Read-About Geography (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Scientists Ask Questions (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70
Memorial Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
The Bald Eagle (Rookie Read-About: American Symbols) • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Looking at Maps and Globes (Rookie Read-About Geography) • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
The Great Thanksgiving Escape • Amazon Business $4.03 1 $4.03
The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78

Materials cost

$377.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$442.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.15

Total project goal

$520.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$520.98

13 Donors

-$418.99

Donations toward project cost

-$356.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.85

Matching donations from our partners

-$101.99

Match offers toward project cost

-$86.69

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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