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Mrs. Nickolette from Vacaville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading IS Knowledge

My students need mostly biographies for reports they need to do.

  • $291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an elementary school Library Media Tech that loves working and challenging the students to read. I like to make it fun and give positive praise, reinforcement, and to do what I can to help them achieve their reading goals.

I am faced with many challenges since I don't have funding or a regular budget to purchase books.

Many of our students are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".

Our school is trying hard to focus on their potential and growth while they are with us. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest readers to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

We don't have enough biographies and other books that fit the criteria that our teachers are requesting. The books that our students need must be in their ZPD range (The Zone of Proximal Development). The ZPD gives the book-level range from which a student should be selecting books for optimal growth in reading without frustration. The ZPD is used with the program Accelerated Reader that we use within our district.

It's very frustrating when students come to the library to check out books that have at least 2.0 + points to read and we don't have very many to offer them.

Most of our biographies have .05 or 1.0 to read. The teachers are requesting that they get books with at least 2 + points. With your help we can get these great books into their hands.

Mrs. Nickolette
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 700 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolf in the Snow • Amazon Business $11.37 2 $22.74
Boy: Tales Of Childhood (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
Buffalo Bill, Frontier Daredevil (Childhood of Famous Americans (Pb)) • Amazon Business $17.80 1 $17.80
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Alexander Hamilton: Young Statesman (Young Patriots series) • Amazon Business $15.93 1 $15.93
Knockout!: A Photobiography of Boxer Joe Louis (Photobiographies) • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Weeds in Bloom: Autobiography of an Ordinary Man • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Snowman: The True Story of a Champion • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Abner Doubleday: Boy Baseball Pioneer (Young Patriots series) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
This Kid Can Fly: It's About Ability (NOT Disability) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Elizabeth Blackwell: Girl Doctor (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $6.46 1 $6.46
Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph (The Childhood of Famous Americans Series) • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17

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