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Mrs. McDonough from West Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, READ!

My students need access to engaging texts so they can become lifelong readers.

  • $332 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is currently made up of 21 wonderfully unique minds of all backgrounds and ability levels. They show an eagerness to learn and are best served when working in small groups.

What an energetic and kind-hearted group of students I have this year!

They are such good friends that the most challenging part of my day is asking them to complete independent work because they cannot help but try to collaborate and assist one another. I often see students explaining work to one another. This is touching given the varying ability levels with academics and language acquisition that we have in our class.

My Project

First Grade is where students develop a love of reading. Even the most reluctant students can be hooked when given the right book to capture their interest.

I have seen the right selection of books turn reluctant readers into bookworms.

Unfortunately, most of my students do not have access to books at home. Our classroom needs enough books so that students can borrow them from the classroom for nightly reading practice.

The book levels chosen are ones that all First Grade students will be reading during the course of the year. Both fiction and nonfiction selections will give students a variety of choices and will allow students to pick books that will excite and engage them.

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL716 - Level F Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
LL717 - Level G Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
LL715 - Level E Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.00 1 $33.00
AA839 - Level G Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.00 1 $32.00
LL714 - Level D Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
AA837 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
AA836 - Level D Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
AA838 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.00 1 $27.00

Materials cost

$248.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$281.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.72

Total project goal

$331.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$331.44

7 Donors

-$213.80

Donations toward project cost

-$189.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.57

match offer

-$108.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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