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Mrs. Duchnick from Tracy CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Level Best

My students need 30 new books at various reading levels so that every child can read at his or her own reading level.

  • $192 goal

This project expired on November 5, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergartners bounce into the classroom at the beginning of every school year eager to read. Having a collection of books at a variety of emergent and early reading levels is crucial. Seeing the joy of my students immersed in words that they, themselves, can read is priceless!

I teach at a small, high-poverty public school in a rural area of the San Joaquin Valley of California.

My students are eager to learn to read, and, once they begin reading, they do not want to stop. They want books, books, books, and more books. They read to each other at school, go to the office and read to the principal, read to their parents at home--and even read to their pets and stuffed animals. Their reading appetites are insatiable.

My Project

The set of 30 leveled books that I am requesting is designed to work with the children's growing reading skills. Beginning with the simple, highly-patterned books in Level 1, and progressing step by step through more and more challenging levels, the books grow with children, providing success, which, of course, engenders more success. These simple books will be the stepping stones these kindergartners need to propel them into the wonderful world of independent reading with its fantasy and fun, its adventure and joy.

Your caring gift will help provide these deserving kindergartners with books that they, themselves, can read to family, friends, and even stuffed animals.

You will help bring adventure, fantasy, and reality into their lives, as they read step by step, level by level. Your donation will help my kindergarten class this year and classes for many years to come. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your selfless gift.

Mrs. Duchnick
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Pig, Two Pigs • AKJ Books $2.78 1 $2.78
Snow • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Bird Feeder • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Chicken Soup • AKJ Books $4.07 1 $4.07
I''m Hungry • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
My Dog Fuzzy • AKJ Books $4.26 1 $4.26
Hop and Stop • AKJ Books $4.26 1 $4.26
Mom Can Fix Anything • AKJ Books $2.44 1 $2.44
Pigs Peek • AKJ Books $4.26 1 $4.26
Colors in the City • AKJ Books $4.07 1 $4.07
Sammy • AKJ Books $4.41 1 $4.41
Sammy at the Farm • AKJ Books $4.07 1 $4.07
Sammy''s Hamburger Caper • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Sammy''s Moving • AKJ Books $4.07 1 $4.07
Ice Is... Whee! • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
Too Many Balloons • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
My Bug Box • AKJ Books $4.26 1 $4.26
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear • AKJ Books $2.78 1 $2.78
The Farmer and the Skunk • AKJ Books $2.78 1 $2.78
Sammy Gets a Ride • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Hands, Hands, Hands • AKJ Books $2.92 1 $2.92
Dragonflies • AKJ Books $4.26 1 $4.26
Henry''s Tricks • AKJ Books $4.26 1 $4.26
Henry Runs Away • AKJ Books $4.26 1 $4.26
The Day I Had to Play with My Sister • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Father Bear Comes Home • AKJ Books $2.92 1 $2.92
The Red-Tailed Hawk • AKJ Books $4.26 1 $4.26
The Birds at My Barn • AKJ Books $4.26 1 $4.26
Don''t Forget the Bacon! • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Uncle Elephant • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95

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