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  • $561 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Mercado
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading for Success

My students need books to read daily!

My Students

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." -Jorge Luis Borges Learning how to read can be frustrating, but having a library with books that can be understood makes reading more exciting.

My students are hard workers with hard lives.

They want to learn, they enjoy to learn. They attend a Title 1 school where the poverty level is high. They are fun, loving, caring individuals with big hearts and curious minds. They sit with smiles on their faces when hearing a story read to them, and love to play "teacher" and sit in the rocking chair and retell a story to the class. Reading is important to them, not only at school, but at home and in life.

My Project

My students enjoy to read. They enjoy to hear me reading to them, and even enjoy reading on their own. However, with books that are too hard for them, or books they have no desire to read, it is difficult to get involved in a story. Having these books will help each of my students reading fluency and stamina grow to where they can begin to read to their classmates and even parents, and feel good about their abilities.

This is my first year teaching, the room I am in use to be a second grade classroom.

It is now filled with 17 fun, eager, excited first graders. The books left in the room are far above their level, causing Read to Self time to be hard for them to comprehend. In the few days we have been in school, I see so many of them constantly getting up to find a book on their level.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA306 - Level E Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 2 $65.98
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 2 $65.98
AA304 - Level C Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 2 $65.98
AA309 - Level H Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 1 $38.99
AA316 - Level I Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA308 - Level G Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
AA302 - Level A Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
AA303 - Level B Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 1 $31.99

Materials cost

$410.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.00

Total project goal

$560.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.01

3 Donors

-$262.36

Donations toward project cost

-$238.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.35

match offer

-$280.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$238.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 3 other donors.

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