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

Ready, Reading, and Reaching Goals for Kindergarten.

Help me give my students books to read , explore and discover. My preschoolers will have fun engaging in each one from cover to cover.

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All children can learn if strongly supported and encouraged. I believe when a learning environment with high expectations of achievement is introduced, perpetuated by the classroom teacher and supported by the school and community, students can perform to and beyond expectations despite challenges that they may face.

As a preschool teacher in a high poverty public urban school my students are limited to few supplies and resources .

My students share a building with other learners, however they are high school students, therefore they are limited to supplies, resources, and other funding for the school. I am challenged to develop and foster a high expectation with children who's families may have been conditioned to believe that they aren't capable of high achieving because of disabilities or conditions of poverty. With resources and encouragement, I strive to build the efficacy my students need to succeed. My students are encouraged of an abundance in my classroom daily, but resources are very limited. Your support in helping change that is very appreciated!

My Project

I ask that you help support me in creating a preschool classroom library full and enriched with lots of exciting books for my students to explore. With your help and support they will flourish in Language and Literacy Development. The books would help increase their Literacy Awareness through letter and sound recognition, concept of print, and build vocabulary especially for my ESL learners. It would also create awareness and importance for my parents to read to their children at home every night. It would ensure that they will be be ready for Kindergarten , all while having fun with the characters in the books. The Pete Cat puppet and books will help engage my visual learners and help them appreciate and love books.I chose some cultural books that reflect images of them selves , which would also put a big smile on their faces. I also chose books like "The Cat and The Hat" by Dr Seuss, who wrote books that are very rich in vocabulary, rhyming and sight words, which will help them recall the author, illustrator, characters, and events in the stories. This will help build Kindergarten Readiness Skills and make it a smooth transition into Kindergarten next year.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Six by Seuss: A Treasury of Dr. Seuss Classics • Amazon Business $16.47 1 $16.47
MerryMakers Pete the Cat Plush Doll, 14.5-Inch • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
MerryMakers Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Hand Puppet, 14.5-Inch • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
On the First Day of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Horton Hears a Who! • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
I Can Name 50 Trees Today!: All About Trees (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
A Whale of a Tale!: All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pete the Kitty's First Day of Preschool (Pete the Cat) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kindergarten Rocks! • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm • Amazon Business $7.21 1 $7.21
Riley Can Be Anything • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus Board Book • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Countdown to Kindergarten • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Please, Baby, Please (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Who Hatches the Egg?: All About Eggs (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Oh, the Pets You Can Get!: All About Our Animal Friends (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Dr. Seuss's Book of Colors (Bright & Early Books(R)) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
What Cat Is That?: All About Cats (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Pete the Cat's Got Class • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dr. Seuss's Book of Animals (Bright & Early Books(R)) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Pet Should I Get? (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Dr. Seuss's 1 2 3 (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
There's a Wocket in my Pocket (Bright & Early Books(R)) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The 12 Days of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
The Night Before Kindergarten • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58
Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! • Amazon Business $4.47 1 $4.47
Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44
Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Pete the Kitty and the Case of the Hiccups (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.69 1 $2.69
Kindergarten, Here I Come! • Amazon Business $2.69 1 $2.69

Materials cost

$334.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.12

Total project goal

$434.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.13

5 Donors

-$384.13

Donations toward project cost

-$326.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.62

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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