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Ms. Wiltse from Zion IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocking with Reading

Help me give my students Caldecott books as well as other high interest books that they can enjoy reading with their family members. This will help to foster excitement to read at home while improving literacy.

  • $541 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have had the privilege to work with generations of students for the last 25 years being their Art, 2nd, and now 5th grade teacher as well as their Youth Leadership Team advisor. Our children are faced with a lot of challenges which includes not meeting grade level expectations due to their lack of literacy.

Literacy strengthens the minds of youth so they can experience the world around them.

Over the years, I have had many conversations with "my kids". I have asked "What kind of books do you like to read they say, "I don't have any to read." The most important step to improve literacy is to give them an opportunity to have books that they are interested in and can read.

My Project

The ability for our children to select books that they enjoy is a stepping stone to improve literacy. The more our children are actively engaged with books, the more they will learn and be excited about sharing their knowledge. The books will be given out during our "Rocking with Reading" Family Reading Night after our Youth Leadership Team (Grade 4-6) presents the importance of literacy.

Family engagement is an important factor to literacy development.

When literary success is encouraged and supported by the family, children are more likely to want to read and enjoy reading which well help them to excel in all areas of academics.

Ms. Wiltse
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Caldecott Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-5 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Newbery Classroom Library Builder: Grades 3+ (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Holidays and Celebrations Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-K (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Coretta Scott King Classroom Library Builder: Grades K-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $25.00 1 $25.00

Materials cost

$385.00

Vendor shipping charges

$38.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$459.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.05

Total project goal

$540.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$540.33

5 Donors

-$271.00

Donations toward project cost

-$230.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.65

match offer

-$269.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$228.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.40

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$0.00

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