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  • $683 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Rubinstein
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 14 donors
  • $0 still needed

Ruby's Reading

My students need leveled reading books, supply caddies for their desk clusters, and individual white boards for writing practice.

My Students

My students struggle for the support necessary to become a fluent reader. I was recently appointed as a literacy coach for K-3 students, all of whom receive free breakfast and lunch, and live in the most dangerous parts of New Orleans.

My students are young and eager.

They love school and you can see the lessons click in their eyes as they light up after connecting a letter to a new sound. On the other side, my kids are not confident, they are not strong and they cry, or fight, at the slightest insecurity. My new reading room is intended for small groups of low readers, where I hope to build a "team and family" atmosphere, as is the motto of our school. All of my students share the same joy and feeling of accomplishment when they ace a spelling test or move up a reading level. I want to work as a team to make these little joys a reality for every student on a daily basis.

My Project

Having an organized set of level readers will allow students to measure their own progression. Almost every student is starting at the lowest level. Students will be able to see their own level, and that of their peers, allowing them to team up in various complementary groups. Most of our work will be in small centers of close to 3 students. Having leveled readers allows me to differentiate the instruction level for students so that everyone can work on their individual level. The requested supply caddies will help my students stay organized.

Our school has been active in the community since before Hurricane Katrina.

Our building has been functioning since before the storm. Over the years, however, we have lost various materials when we moved sites. The books are not up-to-date and many are falling apart. We need leveled readers that will guide my students in their growth and gradually build reading skills. I am also asking for whiteboards where kids can practice their letters and small nonsense words.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL628X - Double-Sided Magnetic Write & Wipe Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $87.50 1 $87.50
AA309 - Level H Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 1 $38.99
AA316 - Level I Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA308 - Level G Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA318 - Level K Book Bin - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
AA337 - Level N Book Bin - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
AA336 - Level M Book Bin - Gr. 2-3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
AA306 - Level E Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
AA319 - Level L Book Bin - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
AA317 - Level J Book Bin - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
PP278 - Classroom Supply Caddies - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
PP268BU - Classroom Supply Caddy - Each - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
PP268YE - Classroom Supply Caddy - Each - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
PP268RD - Classroom Supply Caddy - Each - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
PP268GR - Classroom Supply Caddy - Each - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$499.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$580.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.44

Total project goal

$682.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.96

13 Donors

-$574.14

Donations toward project cost

-$495.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.62

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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