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Mrs. Schmierer from Lodi CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Fun

Help me give my students books at their reading level.

  • $704 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an energetic and enthusiastic group of second graders that desperately need some vocabulary enrichment. They are English language learners from low socio-economic families so books are not a necessity at home. Most of my students are beginning readers who just need books at their level to build their confidence. They need books that will help expand their vocabulary and help them be and feel successful. It is such a joy to see their faces light up when they are able to read a book at their reading level.

My Project

By giving my students a variety of books at their reading level, we can increase their vocabulary and build their confidence in their reading abilities. All it takes is one book to open them up to love and desire to read. Reading is all around us. I want to build their confidence and expand their vocabulary so that they do not give up in school because they think they cannot do it.

The curriculum we are given is a second grade curriculum but the majority of my students are not reading at grade level.

They struggle with the text. By providing them with books at their level I hope to build their confidence and encourage them to keep trying. Without books at their level they continue to struggle and become frustrated and give up. I want them to feel that success when they can read a book so they do not give up.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level C: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $67.81 1 $67.81
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level D: A BIG Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $51.06 1 $51.06
First Little Readers Classroom Set: Levels E & F: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $46.22 1 $46.22
I Can Read All-Time Favorites 16-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Pinkalicious: Pink-a-rama (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $13.79 2 $27.58
Frog and Toad and Friends Box Set (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Danny and the Dinosaur and Friends: Level One Box Set: 8 Favorite I Can Read Books! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
My Favorite Spooky Stories Box Set: 5 Silly, Not-Too-Scary Tales! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $16.64 1 $16.64
Splat the Cat: Big Reading Collection (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Justice League Reading Collection: 5 I Can Read Books Inside! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
My Favorite Dog Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #1: Amelia Bedelia Hit the Books (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Paddington Collector's Quintet: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
I Can Read My Favorite Stories, Level 1 • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Funny School Stories: Learning to Read Box Set: 5 Fun-Filled Adventures! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pinkalicious and the Pinkatastic Zoo Day (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pinkalicious: Cherry Blossom (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pinkalicious and the Amazing Sled Run (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pinkalicious at the Fair (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pinkalicious and the Pirates (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie Goes to the Doctor (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Rock Star (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Splat the Cat: Splat and Seymour, Best Friends Forevermore (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Berenstain Bears: All Aboard! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Splat the Cat: Up in the Air at the Fair (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.72 1 $4.72
Splat the Cat: The Rain Is a Pain (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie's Snow Day (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Pinkalicious: Story Time (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Clark the Shark and the Big Book Report (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Splat the Cat with a Bang and a Clang (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Splat the Cat: Twice the Mice (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious and the Pink Parakeet (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious: The Royal Tea Party (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious and the Sick Day (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears: Gone Fishin'! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears Take Off! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
No More Monsters for Me! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious and the Babysitter (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mac and Cheese (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious: Tutu-rrific (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious: Soccer Star (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious: Fairy House (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78

Materials cost

$513.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$598.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.55

Total project goal

$703.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$703.69

1 Donor

-$703.69

Donations toward project cost

-$598.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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