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Ms. Rastello from Lawrence MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Put Books in their Hands-Invest in Their Future!

Help me give my students leveled books and reading cushions so that they have the resources to practice reading every day.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class consists of 25 amazing First Graders. More than 90% qualify for free lunch. Thirteen of my children are English Language Learners.

Full of energy, smiles, hugs, and excitement to learn- those are my First Graders!

For many of them writing and Reading in English are difficult. I am always looking for ways and resources to enhance learning and create more hands-on experiences. Our school sets high expectations for all students and we encourage a Positive Mindset! They are learning to believe in themselves and putting their best effort forward. These amazing first graders are the future and need all the tools, resources, and support they can get to be the most successful students they can be!

My Project

I am looking to purchase leveled books for our classroom library. Each day, the children read independently for about 30 minutes. Many of our books are old and need replacing. I often tape books back together, when possible. I often purchase some books for my class but I am looking for some help in getting some of the old books replaced.

I am looking to purchase Level A-D books to be able to put more books in the hands of my struggling readers and give them a larger variety of books to choose from.

If I am able to purchase these Leveled books, it will provide my lower level readers with a variety of books to pique their interest and engage them in reading during daily independent reading time. I am looking to provide these students with as many resources as possible to help them improve their interest in reading as well as their reading skills. I also would like some comfy cushions for them to sit on when reading. The cushions will give them another seating choice during reading time!

In our class we always say, "The more you read, the better you get!" I am hoping that these new books will help my struggling readers do just that!

Ms. Rastello
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT557 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT235 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD381SG - Calming Colors® Soft Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
DD381SB - Calming Colors® Soft Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
Not a Lot, Robot! • AKJ Education $6.26 1 $6.26
Rescue Boats • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I'm Hungry • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
At the Beach • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Having Fun • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Has Stripes? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Up • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Cat • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Me Too! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Fly Flew In • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Rooster's Alarm • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Dad's Cake • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Sad Princess • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Harry and the Horse • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Bill's Bike • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Tortoise Races Home • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
WHAT'S FOR DINNER? • AKJ Education $4.88 1 $4.88
Carla's Big Splash • AKJ Education $4.88 1 $4.88
Spaceship • AKJ Education $4.88 1 $4.88
Frogs • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Apple Trees • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Cat Traps • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Wheels! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
How Big Is Kip? Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
I Can • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Big and Little • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Gus in the Tub Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Colors • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What the Sun Can Do • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Get to Bed, Ren! Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Today Is a Great Day! • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Joshua James Likes Trucks • AKJ Education $3.87 1 $3.87
People In My Town • AKJ Education $3.76 1 $3.76
Who's at School? • AKJ Education $3.76 1 $3.76
Hot Dog • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
When I Grow Up • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Bugs on the Bus • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Seb's Train • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
If I Had a Snake • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Where Is My Frog? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Silly Sally Betsy Franco, Stacey Lamb (Illustrator) • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
All Kinds of Kids • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
What Does Otis See? • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The Picnic • AKJ Education $3.56 1 $3.56
School is Cool! • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
Digger Makes a Friend • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
Playing in the Snow • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
Jenny in the Jungle • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
Sam's New Shoes • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
Lucy's Lunch • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
Play Ball! • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
The Big Day! • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
At the Toy Store • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
Spots and Stripes • AKJ Education $3.35 1 $3.35
Rainy • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
Bugs! • AKJ Education $3.22 1 $3.22
Hello, Doctor • AKJ Education $3.22 1 $3.22
One Happy Classroom • AKJ Education $3.22 1 $3.22
Car Wash Kid • AKJ Education $3.22 1 $3.22
Farm Animals • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Turtle and Snake Go Camping • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Daniel Plays Ball • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Snug Bug • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Twins in the Park • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Sam and the Bag • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
A Big Surprise • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Down on the Farm • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Van • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Hat • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Rick Is Sick • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Good Night, Little Kitten • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Popcorn • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Mess • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Come Here, Tiger! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Tick Tock • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Todd's Box • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Dot and Bob • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Sam and Jack Three Stories • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

Materials cost

$469.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.46

Total project goal

$596.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.39

1 Donor

-$576.06

Donations toward project cost

-$506.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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