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Mrs. Houghton from Killdeer ND is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading in the Classroom: Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

My students need a classroom library to strengthen their beginning reading and writing skills.

  • $585 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a rural public preschool classroom. My thirty-five students are split up into four different groups/sessions. The students in my class sessions range from ages 3-5. This means that for the majority of students, school is a new experience. It is our job (as teachers) to make this a comforting and positive experience.

My students are full of creativity, imagination, movement, and an eagerness to learn.

Preschool students are developing important skills such as: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Skills that are required to be successful individuals of our society!

My Project

As a new teacher, my classroom library is extremely sparse. In order to give my students the best possible education, I believe I must read to them often and allow them to become familiar and comfortable with books. With cultured and vocabulary rich books, students will begin to broaden their knowledge, experiences, and schema. With these books, students will be able to make inferences and connections from our theme of the week.

These books will allow students to grow in crucial development skills such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

My library will allow students to learn the basics of handling books while experiencing the joys of reading. I will be reading to the students each and every day in order to further their literacy development.

Mrs. Houghton
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dream Snow • AKJ Education $24.29 1 $24.29
Little Blue Truck • AKJ Education $19.70 1 $19.70
The Gingerbread Cowboy • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Pout-Pout Fish, The • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Over in the Jungle A Rainforest Rhyme • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Leaf Man • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs As Retold by Mo Willems • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Three Snow Bears • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Hat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I'm Gonna Like Me Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Frog on a Log? • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do you Hear? Book and CD Storytime Set • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Scary, Scary Halloween Book & CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Ten Apples up on Top! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Love, Splat • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Polar Bears • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Apples • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Umbrella • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Scholastic Discover More: My Body • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo A Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Color Zoo Board Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Weather • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hello, World! Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hello, World! My Body • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Gingerbread Baby • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Want to Be an Astronaut • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Me and My Place in Space • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
No Dragons for Tea Fire Safety for Kids (And Dragons • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Roots • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Clouds • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Rain • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Snow • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Wind • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Stems • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Flowers • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Leaves • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Seeds • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Brontorina • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Butterflies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Santa Duck • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
From Tadpole to Frog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Merry Christmas, Mouse! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Snowballs • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Born to Be a Butterfly • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
I like bugs • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Very Quiet Cricket • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$435.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.72

Total project goal

$584.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.82

5 Donors

-$462.76

Donations toward project cost

-$412.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.66

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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