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Ms. Hasler from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers That Rock!

Help me give my students thrilling, engaging, developmentally appropriate texts for our book baggies.

  • $352 goal

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My Students

I have 29 students in my Kindergarten classroom. These five/six year olds are compassionate, curious, and eager to learn. This year, they will master the sounds of the alphabet, learn how to count past 100, and build a strong foundation to a life-long career as readers.

The student population at my Title I school is 97% Mexican American with 42% of students having limited English proficiency.

My students are surrounded by a loving and supportive community of family and friends. I'm focused on creating an equally loving and supportive classroom of critical thinkers and caring minds.

My Project

My Kindergarteners LOVE to read! They get excited about literature and can't wait for the time every week where they get to rifle through my books bins in a process we call "book shopping." The problem? The topics that they are so interested in often don't appear in common beginner guided reading texts, meaning their "reading books" don't often match up with their "choice books." My students gravitate toward exciting nonfiction like sharks, dinosaurs, and extreme weather. They want to dig into texts about their favorite pop culture like Paw Patrol, Marvel, and Frozen. Lists of popular Kindergarten topics are long and ever-changing, and I believe I should adapt to these interests.

When noticing that my students were focusing on only a few of their book baggie texts (the ones with the dinosaurs, superheroes, and ballerinas), I realized that our library needs more books that represent my student's interests while simultaneously being level appropriate.

The books in this Donor's Choose are Level 1 or below, meaning that they have less text on each page and use high frequency words and repetition. These texts will be helpful for all levels in my kindergarten classroom, meeting most of my students where they are at, rather than presenting an overwhelming amount of undigestible text. They will simultaneously grab my students' interest with engaging topics and familiar illustrations.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Single Copy Set) - Box 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $24.95 1 $24.95
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Single Copy Set) - Box 1 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $24.95 1 $24.95
Funny School Stories: Learning to Read Box Set: 5 Fun-Filled Adventures! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $18.53 1 $18.53
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Danny and the Dinosaur: Big Reading Collection: 5 Books Featuring Danny and His Friend the Dinosaur! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
World of Reading Star Wars Boxed Set: Level 1 (World of Reading, Level 1: Star Wars) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
World of Reading Disney Classic Characters Level 1 Boxed Set • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
World of Reading Disney Princess Level 1 Boxed Set • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
World of Reading Avengers Boxed Set: Level 1 • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Ballet Stars (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Hello, Olaf! (Disney Frozen) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Old Friends, New Friends (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.55 1 $4.55
Magical Mermaids! (Shimmer and Shine) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
World of Reading Super Hero Adventures: Tricky Trouble!: Level Pre-1 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Monster, Little Monster (Disney/Pixar Monsters University) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Toy to Toy (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mac and Cheese (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dancing Dinos Go to School (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ninja at the Pet Shop (Scholastic Reader, Level 1: Moby Shinobi) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ninja on the Farm (Moby Shinobi: Scholastic Reader, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ninja in the Kitchen (Moby Shinobi: Scholastic Reader, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Barbie, I Can Be- A Pet Vet (Step into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Tangled: Kingdom of Color (Step Into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Me Too, Woody! (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Go, Go, Go! (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Otter: Let's Go Swimming! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mia and the Too Big Tutu (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious and the Pirates (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Chase's Space Case (Paw Patrol) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Tyrannosaurus Rex (StoryBots) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Triceratops (StoryBots) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Big Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Pinkalicious and the Amazing Sled Run (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Mighty Truck on the Farm (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Fancy Nancy: JoJo and the Twins (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Little Critter: Just a Baby Bird (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Otter: What Pet Is Best? (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Little Critter: Exploring the Great Outdoors (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Pinkalicious and the Flower Fairy (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.69 1 $2.69
Pete the Kitty and the Case of the Hiccups (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.69 1 $2.69
Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.69 1 $2.69
Super Friends: Flying High (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.39 1 $2.39

Materials cost

$260.17

Vendor shipping charges

$4.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$299.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.78

Total project goal

$351.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$351.84

2 Donors

-$188.42

Donations toward project cost

-$160.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.26

match offer

-$163.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.51

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$0.00

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