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Ms. Petersen from Portland OR is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Independent Literacy: Book Bags

My students need hanging bags and books.

  • $188 goal

This project expired on March 15, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Help my students! I want my students to have a chance to read independently. Our room is small and we do not have room to keep many things on our desks.

I have a class of 20 wonderful kindergarteners.

They are very bright, but come from an underprivileged neighborhood. These students will have a lot of challenges ahead and I want to make their education as engaging as possible. Often these students go home to a variety of situations and I want school to be their safe place where they can feel comfortable and eager to learn!

My Project

I want to get these book bags and books for my classroom so I can further individualize these students' education. I have students who are reading chapter books and I also have students who cannot recognize a single letter. It is hard to meet all student's needs in group lessons. These book bags would make it easier for me to meet each of their needs by providing them with books at each student's reading level.

Please help out our school and these students!

These items will not only help my current students, but students for years to come. It really makes a huge difference for us getting donations from people like you. Thank you!

Ms. Petersen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Compact Bag Stand with 10 Hanging bags • AKJ Books $29.85 2 $59.70
Hanging Bags-Pack of 10 • AKJ Books $9.90 2 $19.80
PreK - 1 Favorites • AKJ Books $48.18 1 $48.18

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