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Mrs. Keeran from Central SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Are Leaders

Help me give my students books on their level to foster their love of reading including books that match their interest and hobbies such as dinosaurs, super heroes and dancing, as well as dry-erase pockets and chair bands.

  • $443 goal

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My Students

Most of my students come from low-income families; several are from a group home for temporary foster children and about a third of my students are minorities.

My first graders are eager readers; they act as "sponges" and I want to feed their curiosity with high-interest books and materials while they are excited about reading.

Many of my students do not have the advantage of traveling to different places or seeing special events like those I saw when I was growing up; so I try to bring the world outside into my classroom through reading--using books that will stretch their imagination and experiences.

My Project

In my 1st grade classroom, I am focused on helping my students fall in love with books and become independent readers. I have all levels of readers, so I need all levels of books for them to read. My goal is to increase their reading level at least one grade level.

My students need to have lots of books that they are able to read and that are of high interest.

Students often fall in love with a reading character and want to read more of their books.(ex: super heroes). I choose books that I know my students love and want to read more about. I also added a few math related materials, to increase interest in the math centers for my classroom. In order to help with the student's focus, I added chair leg socks that will keep the room's noise level while the students are working and reading.

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Mrs. Keeran
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
24PCS Furniture Pads High Elastic Floor Protectors Non Slip Chair Leg Feet Socks Covers Furniture Caps Set, Fit Diameter from 1" to 2",Knitted Furniture Pads Brown • Amazon Business $15.99 6 $95.94
Thornton's Office Supplies Oversized Learning Reusable Dry Erase Classroom Top-Load Pockets Sleeves Charts, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colors, 30 Pockets Per Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Lacdo 360° Protective Laptop Sleeve Case Compatible 16-inch New MacBook Pro 2019 A2141 | 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar 2012-2018 | ASUS VivoBook S, Inspiron 14 Computer Notebook Bag Water Resistant, Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Special Supplies Kid’s Rubber Chair Bands (12-Pack) Promotes Calming Focus, Fidget & Stress Relief - Supports Sensory Needs - Fits Classroom Desks • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon Business $15.52 1 $15.52
Learning Resources Magnetic Addition Machine, 26 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Paper Mate Handwriting Triangular Mechanical Pencil Set with Lead & Eraser Refills, 1.3mm, Fun Barrel Colors, 8 Count (2017483) • Amazon Business $3.24 4 $12.96
Batman: An Origin Story (DC Super Heroes Origins) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Superman: An Origin Story (DC Super Heroes Origins) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Wonder Woman: An Origin Story (DC Super Heroes Origins) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Green Lantern: An Origin Story (DC Super Heroes Origins) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Soccer Sam (Step into Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
World of Reading: Black Panther: This is Black Panther (Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Made to Play! (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
World of Reading: This is Miles Morales • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
World of Reading Super Hero Adventures: Thwip! You Are It!: Level Pre-1 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
World of Reading: Hulk This is Hulk • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
These are The Avengers Level 1 Reader (World of Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
A Fly on the Ceiling (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! (Step into Reading 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dinosaur Hunters (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Anna's Best Friends (Disney Frozen) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Little Mermaid Step into Reading, Step 2 (Disney Princess) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Story of Spider-Man (Level 2) (World of Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
World of Reading Super Hero Adventures: Tricky Trouble!: Level Pre-1 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
World of Reading This is Captain America: Level 1 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Nala and Simba (Disney The Lion King) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89
This is Spider-Man Level 1 Reader (World of Reading) • Amazon Business $3.73 1 $3.73
Pete the Cat Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.73 1 $3.73
World of Reading Marvel Super Hero Adventures: These are the Avengers (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Dinosaur Rescue! (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

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