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Mrs. Jackson from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Dreams

My students need 42 fiction and non-fiction books.

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a kindergarten teacher in California. I have been working at this school for the past six years. One thing that keeps me coming back every year is the commitment of the school to make a difference in the life of my students. This school is a small charter school with a limited amount of resources yet the school makes every effort to do the best they can to offer the best education possible to each and every one of their students. I live in another city 45 miles away from my school, it is for this reason that I am willing to fight the distance and hardship that it places on my family to help make this school the best it can be. This is a low income community where 99.9% of the students qualify for free lunch. Most of my students come from single parent homes where the struggles of life such as the lack of food, clothing, and shelter are their common scene everyday.

The library is one of the most visited places in my classroom. My students love to read books. However, we are in dire need for quality books. We only have 30 books and all of them are in poor condition due primarily to the number of times the students are forced to use them. My students have an unsatisfied hunger for reading. They ask me if I could get new books for them because the ones we have are not fun anymore.

Books and more Books are what my students so desperately need. Reading means a lot to them. They love to listen to stories and to read books by themselves. Reading is a window that opens to the world a world of imagination and dreams. It is a proven fact that the more books children read, the more creative and better problem solvers they become. When children read books, they acquire new vocabulary, learn how to write, improve their comprehension skill, and for that reason they do better on state assessments. Students who read books do better in college and are less likely to drop out of school.

It is now up to donors like you that can make the difference in the lives of needy students like mine who will be the future of our country and all mankind as a whole. Your donation will keep these students reading and learning to make the world of tomorrow a better place to live. The donation that you give will be used to supply my students with fiction books, non-fiction books including poetry but best of all it will put lots of smiles on these earlier learners’ faces with every word they read.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake Dav Pilkey, Harcourt Brace & Co. • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Very Busy Spider Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $5.59 1 $5.59
17 Kings and 42 Elephants: Margaret Mahy Margaret Mahy • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Beast Feast Douglas Florian, Douglas Florian (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
David Goes to School David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Five Little Ducks Raffi, Ariane Dewey (Illustrator), Jose Aruego (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Great Frog Race: And Other Poems Kristine O'Connell George, Kate Kiesler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
I Spy: An Alphabet in Art Lucy Micklethwait • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
It Wasn't Me... Alma Flor Ada, Vivi Escriva (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Library Sarah Stewart, David Small (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Listen to the Rain Bill Martin Jr., James Endicott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems Mary Ann Hoberman, Betty Fraser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.40 1 $6.40
Meet Danitra Brown Nikki Grimes, Niki Grimes, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
No, David! David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Quack and Count Keith Baker • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Tuesday David Wiesner, David Wiesner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Under the Sunday Tree Eloise Greenfield, Amos Ferguson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move Judith Viorst, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin Lloyd Moss, Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Easter Egg Farm Mary Jane Auch, Mary Jane Auch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Laugh-Eteria Douglas Florian, Douglas Florian (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.20 1 $7.20
On Market Street Arnold Lobel, Anita Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pumpkin Soup Helen Cooper • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Some Frog! Eve Bunting, Scott Medlock (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie, Kathy Jakobsen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Wiggle Waggle Jonathan London, Michael Rex (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
What Is Beautiful? Etan Boritzer, Nancy Forrest, Nancy Forrest (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Big Fat Hen Keith Baker, Baker • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Cinderella's Rat Susan Meddaugh, Susan Meddaugh (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Blue Sea Robert Kalan, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Lincoln and Me Louise Borden, Ted Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
The First Thanksgiving Jean Craighead George, Thomas Locker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
America the Beautiful Katharine Bates, Wendell Minor (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Ed Young, Ed Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Frederick Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Matthew's Dream Leo Lionni • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.79 1 $8.79

Materials cost

$350.76

Vendor shipping charges

$35.08

State sales tax

$25.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$425.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.41

Total project goal

$518.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$518.94

6 Donors

-$518.94

Donations toward project cost

-$425.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.37

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$0.00

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