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Ms. Carlson from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Please We Need Books!

The cost of books for a classroom library is $878, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $898 goal

This project expired on May 29, 2005.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a first grade teacher at Kohn Elementary on the south side of Chicago. We believe it is very important to read daily. My students have time after their work is finished to get up and grab a pillow or a rug and a great book and find a spot in the room to read silently. They also have a designated time once a day, when they will silently read or buddy read. The students understand the importance of reading at home. There are just a few problems. A lot of students do not have a book at home let alone a sufficient library. I love to send books home for someone to read to them but there is not always time for someone to read to my students. They need to be able to take home books that they can read fluently to build their self-confidence. If I was provided books that ranged from different levels all of my students could build their phonemic awareness, build their sight word vocabulary and their self-confidence. Another problem is with our classroom library, is nice but it is not where I want it to be. I have books for my higher-level readers and my middle-level readers. I do not have enough books for my lower-level readers to read by themselves. Our classroom reading skills would really benefit from having more leveled books for each child. It would be nice to send home a book everyday that the student could read at home without any help. We you ahead of time for your time and consideration.

Ms. Carlson
Grades PreK-2
  • Kohn Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT160X - Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $470.00 1 $470.00
FE660X - Hello Readers Complete Series • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00
EG107 - Reading Comprehension Cubes • Lakeshore Learning $5.99 1 $5.99
CW245 - Before Guided Reading Spinners • Lakeshore Learning $5.99 1 $5.99
VS319 - Guided Reading Beach Balls • Lakeshore Learning $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$636.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$735.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.55

Total project goal

$897.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$897.50

1 Donor

-$736.00

Donations toward project cost

-$736.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$161.56

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$0.00

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