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Mrs. McNabb from Vancouver WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Me, Mama!

My students need books to read to their children, so they can help their kids learn to love reading even before they enter school.

  • $554 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach pregnant and parenting high school students. My students need books to read to their kids so they'll learn to love reading before they go to Kindergarten. Please support my students in good parenting! Kids who are read to do much better in school!

My students are 9-12th graders in a Washington state high school.

They made the mistake of having a baby in high school and are trying their best to be good moms and dads. My students have stayed in school and are learning parenting skills. They know they need a diploma to support their child and to stay off welfare. My students are mostly very low income and cannot afford books to read to their children, that's why I'm requesting books that they can read to their children. I want to stop the cycle of poverty and that begins with education even before children enter school!

My Project

I am asking for infant and toddler children's books that my students can read to their children. I have listed a variety of books that babies and toddlers love! These are mostly books aimed at helping them learn shapes, colors, animals and concepts about family and their world. These children need to learn as many words as possible before they enter kindergarten so they'll be ready to learn to read!

Research shows that if children are read to before they enter school they have a larger vocabulary and are more ready to learn to read.

My students don't have the resources to purchase books for their children. Please make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers from disadvantaged backgrounds. Show teen parents that you support their efforts at being good parents!

Mrs. McNabb
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baby Day! • AKJ Books $7.36 2 $14.72
Baby Dear • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Baby Talk • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Bebe Goes Shopping • AKJ Books $4.44 1 $4.44
Everybody Was a Baby Once • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Everywhere Babies • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Everywhere Babies • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
Flip! Flap! Fly! • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
From Dawn to Dreams • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Hello Baby! Mem Fox, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
50 Below Zero Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustra • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
A Bedtime Story • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
A Book of Sleep • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
A Book of Sleep • AKJ Books $14.05 1 $14.05
A Child''s Good Night Book • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
A Child''s Good Night Book • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Long Way from Home Elizabeth Baguley, Jane Chapman (Illustra • AKJ Books $11.80 1 $11.80
A Walk in the Rainforest • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
And If the Moon Could Talk • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
A Circle in the Sky • AKJ Books $14.43 1 $14.43
Circle in the Sky (Rookie Reader Counting Numbers, and Shape • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
Concept Series: A Starfish Bernette Ford, Bernette Ford (Edi • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
All Around Us • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Circle Dogs • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Circle Dogs • AKJ Books $14.05 1 $14.05
Circles • AKJ Books $19.23 1 $19.23
Circles Around Town • AKJ Books $19.23 1 $19.23
Circulos/ Circles • AKJ Books $19.23 1 $19.23
A Barnyard Collection • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
A Day on the Farm • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Adventures Of Cow • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Adventures of Cow, Too Lori Korchek, Marshall Taylor (Photog • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Baby Animals on the Farm • AKJ Books $8.06 1 $8.06
Baby Farm Animals • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Baby Farm Animals Garth Williams, Garth Williams (Illustrato • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Baby Farm Animals • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Bad Boys Margie Palatini, Henry Cole (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
A Difficult Day • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
A Mother for Choco • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Always • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Are You My Mother? • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
Because I Love You So Much • AKJ Books $11.80 1 $11.80

Materials cost

$394.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$470.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.96

Total project goal

$553.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.05

9 Donors

-$445.00

Donations toward project cost

-$390.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.75

match offer

-$93.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$79.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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