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Mrs. Bjorklund from Newtown CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Healing

My students need books and book sets that will provide support in difficult times, that provide information about careers, that encourage positive reading habits, and that support positive classroom behavior.

  • $963 goal

This project expired on October 27, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students have been through a difficult year as a result of our district's tragedy. My role is one of support and encouragement and so I hope to provide books that will support their emotional recovery as well as encourage their exploration into books they might not otherwise read.

We have a wonderful group of resilient students who have faced unimaginable sadness and trauma this year.

We have an economically diverse group of families living in a suburban area. We are a small school which allows for greater community spirit to develop.

My Project

My primary goal is to provide our students with books that will address the variety of emotional needs they have right now. Many of our students have experienced loss and sadness as a result of our district's tragedy. It is through these books that I hope to reach students experiencing a myriad of emotions due to these sad events. I believe that by learning to cope with these experiences and recognize their own needs, our students will grow emotionally. Further, it is my hope to address the reading needs of a group of students who have turned away from reading. The high/low book series will address these needs and hopefully bring them back to a love of reading they once had.

Books are the great equalizer in life.

If we can reach each child through a story, a strategy, or a temporary escape from sadness, then we have made a difference in their lives and that is the ultimate goal of every teacher.

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 345 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Encouragement and Praise Book (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.76 2 $81.52
Social and Emotional Encouragement Book Set (Set of 7) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 1 $46.71
Learn to Get Along Book Set (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $45.86 1 $45.86
Character Development Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.16 1 $44.16
The Way I Feel Book Set - Paperback (Set of 7) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.76 1 $40.76
Graphic History Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
Inventions & Discovery Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
What Are Feelings? Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
High Five Series Book Set: Red Level (L-P) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.25 1 $38.25
The Real Deal Non-Fiction Readers (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Dirt Bike World Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
Big Hungry Bear Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.94 1 $22.94
Growing Vegetable Soup - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.94 1 $22.94
Eating The Alphabet (Big Book) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.94 1 $22.94
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book & Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
Caps for Sale - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.24 1 $21.24
Once Upon A Time (Big Book) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.24 1 $21.24
Postcards from Buster Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Career Book Set - English (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.36 1 $20.36
The Very Lonely Firefly - Hardback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.54 1 $19.54
Classic Starts Chapter Book Set 1 (set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
Greta The Grateful Goldfish - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
Shopping with Dad - Hardback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.44 1 $14.44
It's Okay To Be Different (Hardcover) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.59 1 $13.59
My Friend Isabelle (Hardback) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71
Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Cartooning for Kids • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Real-World Robots - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.01 1 $7.01

Materials cost

$776.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$817.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.34

Total project goal

$962.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$962.25

1 Donor

-$962.25

Donations toward project cost

-$817.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$144.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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