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Mrs. Benko from Bloomington MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pick a Book for My Birthday!

My students need a variety of high-interest books to choose from in my birthday box.

  • $310 goal

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My Students

A Kindergarten classroom is a fun and exciting place to be. Each day, the students arrive with smiles on their faces, eager to see what the day will bring. Many of the children are on our free and reduced-price lunch program, many are learning English, and for some, being in Kindergarten is their first educational experience.

My class is full of kind and enthusiastic learners.

Kindergarten is a big year for students and families. I want our classroom to be an inspiring and exciting place for all of my learners.

My Project

Each year, I like to recognize student birthdays by letting students pick out a new book from my birthday box. I keep the box filled with class favorites like Elephant and Piggie as well as Knuffle Bunny. My kindergarten students are at all different reading levels, so I like to have all different levels available.

Please help us build an excitement for reading.

My students know when it is someone's birthday, the birthday box comes down and the decision making begins. For some students, it is simple to choose a favorite book. For others, they ponder over what will make the best birthday book.

Mrs. Benko
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books - Kindergarten (15 Books) • AKJ Education $122.81 1 $122.81
Kindergarten Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $60.47 1 $60.47
Series Sampler - Elephant and Piggie (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.38 1 $37.38
Just a Kite • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
What a Good Kitty • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter Sleeps Over (Little Critter) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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