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Mrs. McCutchan from Yukon OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Raising Readers

Help me give my students independence and success with ziplock bags to protect new library books.

  • $278 goal

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My Students

My students are in Pre-K and Kindergarten and are just beginning their academic journey. We are in a brand new school. Everything is brightly colored and these little learners are excited to come in everyday ready to learn. These students are smart and love learning through play, small groups, music and more!

I am the Librarian and that is a little too hard for them to remember, so I have many nicknames like "the reader", "the book doctor" and my favorite "story girl" .

The nicknames make me smile everyday because they are remembering something about the library and know it's important.

These children have a lot of going for them. My desire is to create a love for learning and reading at this early stage. Reading is one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills. It also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory.

My Project

In August our children raised over $24,000 to buy brand new books to fill the library shelves. The bookshelves are arriving on Friday. We are ready to send books home with these children, so they can become readers. It will be their first time checking out books. We would like to have 2.5 gallon ziplock bags to send the books home in to protect them from accidental spills in backpacks and coming and going to school.

The bags will have the student's name and barcode, teacher's name and a note that says "Don’t forget to keep me in a safe place!!

I need to be kept high and dry ... away from things such as pets, food, beverages, and yes, even cute babies. Read me, enjoy me, and return me safe and sound."

The 2.5 gallon size allows for all sizes of picture books. It also has a slider to close the bag, which allows the students independence in closing the bags.

Mrs. McCutchan
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 558 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Hefty Slider Jumbo Storage Plastic Bags - 2.5 Gallon Size, 3 Boxes of 15 Bags (45 Total) • Amazon Business $13.41 14 $187.74

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