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  • $517 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Knutson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading Changes Lives!

My students need books for our library.

My Students

My students come from high-poverty where 96% of the population is free or reduced lunch. Most of our families do not speak English and therefore find difficulty supporting their child in reading the English language. These books will bring math and reading to life for my students!

My students attend a free, public charter school.

The parents of my students do not always have the "know how" to get their child toward academic success, but they trust that we as a school will do our best to make that dream a reality. In 1st grade students learn a lot about how the world works and their role in the it. Through fun, colorful books, they will be able to understand and be excited to be a part of the world. They will learn math concepts of counting, adding, and measuring, why people in history were important, and how we can take care of our world. These books will give interest that my students may not otherwise acquire. Reading really can be brought to life through the right books and interest!

My Project

I am requesting books that will supplement their learning in the classroom. We start the year by learning about our communities and what our role in the world is. We also learn about social skills such as sharing, cleaning up, and being a good friend. In math through the year we learn how to count, skip count, add, subtract, and count and manage money. Many of the books I have requested include life and social skills that supplement the academic learning of the students. I firmly believe that both are essential components for the students to become knowledgeable and caring citizens in the world. I cannot wait to roll out all these books as resources to give them to entice and spur on more learning in their brains! Making learning exciting is what keep it going!

There are many correlations between reading levels and future success of students.

It is our goal that we each grow 1.5 years in reading and math this year, because of the academic deficit the students come to me with. I believe that these books will help us reach those goals and ultimately set them on a path to success and confidence throughout their education, careers, and lives! This all starts now, in the 1st grade!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best for Girls - 1-2 • AKJ Books $49.45 1 $49.45
Best for Boys - 1-2 • AKJ Books $39.03 1 $39.03
Holiday Book Series • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Classic Stories • AKJ Books $20.67 1 $20.67
Favorite Series Sampler - Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76
How Tall, How Short, How Faraway? David A. Adler, Nancy Tobi • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Punctuation Takes a Vacation • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Fraction Fun David A. Adler, Nancy Tobin (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Measuring Penny • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
What Comes in 2''s, 3''s And 4''s? • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
If You Were a Plus Sign • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were an Even Number • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were an Odd Number • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Minute Trisha Speed Shaskan, Foreword by Franc • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Cloudy Wt Chance Meatballs • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
One Hunter • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Greedy Triangle Marilyn Burns, Gordon Silveria (Illustra • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Math For All Seasons Tang, Harry Briggs (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Dear Deer Gene Barretta • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Me on the Map • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
To Root, to Toot, to Parachute • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Action of Subtraction, The • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Mercy Watson - Princess In Disguise • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Give Me Half! • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Tally O''Malley (MathStart 2) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Best Vacation Ever • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
More or Less • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Probably Pistachio • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson - Fights Crime • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson to the Rescue Chris Van Dusen, Kate DiCamillo, • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Something Wonky This Way Comes • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Graphic Sparks Jimmy Sniffles Double Trouble • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Count On Pablo • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Lulu''s Lemonade • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
How Big Is a Foot? • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Nate the Great Goes Undercover • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Nate the Great and the Stolen Base • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Nate the Great and the Sticky Case • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Berenstain Bears Get Their Kicks • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Sorting Henry Arthur Pluckrose, Contribution by Ramona G. Ch • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Length • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza : A Book of Shapes • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Sorting Henry Arthur Pluckrose, Contribution by Ramona G. Ch • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery-3/15 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Martin LutherKing Jr. • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Johnny Appleseed • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Even Steven & Odd Todd • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Young Cam Jansen Ice Skate Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$397.89

Vendor shipping charges

$5.22

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$439.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.48

Total project goal

$516.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.56

9 Donors

-$198.28

Donations toward project cost

-$168.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.74

Matching donations from our partners

-$318.28

Match offers toward project cost

-$270.54

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 88 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 10 other donors.

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