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Mrs. Sparks from Rcho Sta Marg CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Plenty of Pigeon and Piggie Books

My students need high interest, easy readers to motivate them to read independently. They want Elephant and Piggie, Pigeon, Biscuit and Pete the Cat boxed sets of stories written for their reading level.

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are high energy and enjoy talking, movement, music and reading. I encourage communication and collaboration through teamwork and value the support that students can provide for each other. Our elementary school is a Title I school in southern California with a diverse student population. Thirty percent of my students are receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Forty percent of my students are English Language Learners. Many of our students walk to school, as we are located in the middle of a neighborhood, and are walking distance from several apartment complexes. My first grade students are high-energy and creative. They enjoy talking to each other and talking about themselves.

My students are learning how to be responsible, set achievable goals and develop a positive growth mindset.

They are motivated by high-interest topics that are relatable to their real lives. They enjoy coming to school and need to be challenged at their highly individualized ability levels. Having self-confidence and regularly hearing words of encouragement makes a real difference in the lives of my students as they are more likely to be successful when they believe in themselves.

My Project

My first grade students love learning how to read and they are especially drawn to the Pigeon and Elephant and Piggie books. They need easier readers, written for a level A reading level. I've been hard at work collecting books for several years, but my collection is missing a variety of high-interest level A-C books. I'm attempting to expand our classroom library to include books that I know the students will be interested in. I want them to enjoy and develop a love for reading.

The right book in the hands of a child who is motivated to learn how to read is a beautiful thing.

I can use these books to encourage my reluctant readers because they show more interest in these titles. My students want to read, they just need vivid illustrations and engaging stories to capture their imaginations. They love sharing similar books with their peers so I am attempting to amass a library where I can organize multiple bins of books by the same authors or similar styles.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unifix(r) CVC Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Biscuit's Neighborhood: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Unifix(r) Word Family Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Biscuit Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.79 1 $6.79
From Seed to Plant - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.79 1 $6.79
Fish Eyes - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.79 1 $6.79
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Froggy Goes to School - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.94 1 $5.94
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! • Amazon Business $3.88 1 $3.88
Biscuit's Day at the Farm - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $3.39 1 $3.39

Materials cost

$173.66

Vendor shipping charges

$8.65

State sales tax

$15.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.73

Total project goal

$271.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.53

1 Donor

-$126.94

Donations toward project cost

-$122.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.04

match offer

-$126.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$107.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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