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Mrs. Valentine from New Britain CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Engaged, Awesome, Determined. Let's R.E.A.D.

Help me give my students the opportunity to develop their reading skills with interesting and engaging books. Including fiction and non-fiction rich text that can be used in our classroom library and during guided reading time.

  • $570 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an amazing group of students. They are all unique and have different learning styles. My goal is to help my classroom environment be as welcoming, comfortable, and accommodating as possible for my kids to learn and thrive. Working in an inner city school district has its own set of unique challenges. I want my classroom to be their safe haven and know that they are wanted, respected and loved. I love how dedicated my students are to learning!

My Project

Let's make our kids lifelong readers! Students want to read things that are engaging and interesting. It is so important to have a classroom library rich in both Fiction and Non-Fiction texts that kids are interested in.

Students who enjoy what they are reading will retain more information and become excited about new topics.

They are more willing to share their new found knowledge with others!

Reading just 20 minutes a day, students are exposed to 1.8 Million words per year and score in the 90% percentile on standardized tests.

Let's impact our students in a positive way! Lets get ready to READ!

Mrs. Valentine
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR690X - I Can Read! Readers - Complete Series • Lakeshore Learning Materials $145.00 1 $145.00
Animals, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 2 $60.00
EE586 - Think, Talk, Write Nonfiction Reading Center - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FB713 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.50 1 $49.50
DT645X - Let’s Get Writing! Flip Books - Gr. 1-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50

Materials cost

$432.99

Vendor shipping charges

$14.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$484.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.48

Total project goal

$569.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$569.86

9 Donors

-$444.86

Donations toward project cost

-$378.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.73

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

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$0.00

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