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Mrs. Georges from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Life

My students need 30 books centered around the authors we study throughout the school year to read and enjoy in our classroom library.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Reading is life and my challenge is to put as many books as possible within my children's hands. My goal is to expose them to a variety of writing styles and to encourage the varied interests within my classroom. I want my students to have a passion for reading throughout their lives.

The kindergarten students within my class are bright, energetic, and curious about everything in their world.

They come from many ethnic backgrounds where English is a second language at home. Our school is a Title I school where every student receives free breakfast and lunch daily. The economic background of my students is below the poverty level. The majority of the students do not have access to good children's literature at home and this project would provide them with a wide variety of books to read and take home to share with their families.

My Project

Every month we study a different author through reading and writing projects from books of our chosen author. At the end of the month we write a letter to the author to discuss things we have liked about their books. The selection of books I have chosen will put a variety of copies from our chosen authors into our class library. Having numerous copies from our authors allows the children to read and reread the books over and over again to their hearts enjoyment. Putting books into children's hands at an early age will develop a passion for reading that will stay with them as they move on into adulthood.

When you choose to sponsor this project you will be helping to develop a foundation and a love for reading that will continue throughout these young readers life.

All the books in this project will expose children year after year to wonderful children's authors and rich literature. Reading is life and my goal is to create an environment rich in books.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
The Very Busy Spider Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Grouchy Ladybug Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Tiny Seed Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Very Lonely Firefly Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $8.19 1 $8.19
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
The Mixed-Up Chameleon Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
A House for Hermit Crab Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Today Is Monday Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Pancakes, Pancakes! Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Little Cloud Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Shortcut Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Ten Black Dots Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Harbor Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Inside Freight Train Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Night at the Fair Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Parade Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Sail Away Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Joshua's Night Whispers Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Daddy Calls Me Man Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Joshua by the Sea Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Just Like Josh Gibson Angela Johnson, Beth Peck (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Rain Feet Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell (Illustrator), With Rhonda Mitchell • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Sheila Rae, the Brave Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Owen Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett, Putnam, Jan Brett (Illustrator), Adapted by Jan Brett • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Berlioz the Bear Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Town Mouse, Country Mouse Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97

Materials cost

$195.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$233.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.21

Total project goal

$274.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.75

2 Donors

-$100.00

Donations toward project cost

-$85.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$174.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.21

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$0.00

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