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Ms. Arenas from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready to Read in Kindergarten

My students need more nonfiction books to read in our classroom library. I want to provide my class with a variety of nonfiction texts where they can search for answers independently to their many questions.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on February 5, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarteners are naturally inquisitive and question everything. Recently I have been asked, "What makes a shadow?" and "Why is it cold one day and hot the next day?"

Ideally, I want to provide my class with a variety of nonfiction texts where they can search for answers independently to their many questions.

I love that at five years old, the world is a great wonder to them, and they question everything. Many of the students I teach, live in a low socio-economic area and are not exposed to nonfiction texts. By providing my class with more nonfiction texts, my class would be able to hear find out the answers to their many questions.

My Project

My students would be able to use the nonfiction texts to learn more about science and social studies. When I taught a unit on the five senses, there was an excitement in my classroom. Students constantly made connections with what we were learning to their everyday life.

By providing my class with more nonfiction texts, it would open a door for learning to occur naturally in everyday situations and life experiences.

Students would be able to research questions they may have independently.

Ms. Arenas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL622 - Level K Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $48.95 1 $48.95
LL621 - Level J Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $36.95 1 $36.95
LL619 - Level I Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $42.95 1 $42.95
LL618 - Level H Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $38.95 1 $38.95
LL617 - Level G Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $37.95 1 $37.95
LL616 - Level F Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $40.95 1 $40.95
LL615 - Level E Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $41.95 1 $41.95
LL614 - Level D Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
LL613 - Level C Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 1 $32.95
LL612 - Level B Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $33.95 1 $33.95
LL611 - Level A Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $40.95 1 $40.95

Materials cost

$431.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.54

Total project goal

$596.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.94

1 Donor

-$596.94

Donations toward project cost

-$507.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.54

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$0.00

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