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Ms. Schaffner from Pooler GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Raising Readers Using Read Alouds!

Help me give my students quality books for read aloud time that will keep them engaged and learning.

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are super second-grade students in a high-needs school district. They are excited about school and learning! Unfortunately, school budgets do not always make it possible for me to provide the materials and experiences to let my students soar.

Help me make this their best year ever!

The supplies, projects, and special trips that can be provided for my children through DonorsChoose.org will make this year the best it can be. I thank you in advance for your help.

My Project

Remember how much you loved to have books read aloud to you when you were younger? Me, too! That love of stories turned into a love of reading, and there is nothing I love more than to read stories to my students. Help me provide my students with quality materials for classroom read aloud time.

Books help students make connections to their lives, and to the concepts we are learning in the classroom- but independent reading time can be frustrating for non-readers.

Reading stories aloud helps to ensure that readers of all levels can make these connections. I am asking for your help to purchase a variety of quality books to read with stories about people of all types, ensuring my students feel connected to characters who reflect their lives. These books also will be used as tools to teach all of the standards we learn throughout the year.

Ms. Schaffner
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
More Than Anything Else • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Memoirs of a Goldfish • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Amazing Grace (Grace-picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
The Gruffalo (Picture Books) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Creepy Pair of Underwear! • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Suddenly!: A Preston Pig Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bats • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Big Words (1)) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Rotten Teeth • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Not Norman: A Goldfish Story • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
When Lightning Comes in a Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Piggie Pie! • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Frog Prince, Continued (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$357.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.67

Total project goal

$491.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$491.15

5 Donors

-$255.74

Donations toward project cost

-$221.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.40

match offer

-$230.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$196.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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