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Mrs. Chaiken from Huntersville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Life Reading in Kindergarten

My students need appropriate leveled books to read to gain a better understanding of informational text.

  • $332 goal

This project expired on July 3, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember when you learned to read and couldn't put a book down? My students are learning the love of reading and want to get their hands on all kinds of real life good books to read!

My Kindergarten students are energetic and full of curiosity.

They are always wanting to know the hows and whys of everything. As one question is answered, another is asked. They are developing the love of reading and can't get their hands on enough books.

My Project

I am looking to add to more non-fiction and informational text books to my classroom library. I want to offer the children books that are the appropriate reading level for my little learners. My students should be able to read and discover factual information on their own. They will then in turn be able to share with others the knowledge they have gained whether it be in their verbal retell or through their writings.

I am hoping to put informational text books in the hands of my students so they can read about the wonderful real world we live in.

Their love of reading will explode when they can read about real life experiences. I can't wait to see what they have learned as they carry it through into their writing. They deserve to have the very best life has to offer!

Mrs. Chaiken
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT559 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning $49.99 1 $49.99
TT557 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning $49.99 1 $49.99
FB711 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
DK Readers Sets - Beginning to Read Level 1 (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.11 1 $33.11
Science Reading Recovery Level 3 Level C (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
Look Once, Look Again Book Set (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81

Materials cost

$230.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

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

8 Donors

-$184.50

Donations toward project cost

-$159.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.43

match offer

-$144.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$122.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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