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Mrs. Dean from Spring Lake MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharp with Books

My students need productive pencil sharpeners, as well as new and exciting read aloud books!

  • $770 goal

This project expired on December 21, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

No matter how old they are, children need to be read to!

My students live in a small community where education is valued.

My students are curious and enjoy coming to school every day. My students love the opportunity to listen and interact with books daily. They are given the chance to make connections with books and dig deeper into the texts.

My Project

Students will be able to use the pencil sharpeners daily. Keeping a sharp pencil can be a difficult task in first grade, efficient sharpeners will help with this task. Students will be given to opportunity to interact with these popular, well loved texts. During the read aloud, students will be hearing and becoming familiar with "book talk" (language in which books are written). After the read aloud, the books will be available for students to re-read and look closely at the book.

Students will be using these books to help scaffold learning to decode and comprehend.

We will practice predicting, making connections, inferring characters feelings and retelling.

Mrs. Dean
Grades PreK-2

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-Acto School Pro Heavy-Duty Electric Sharpener (1670) • Amazon $26.79 2 $53.58
The North Star • Amazon $12.82 1 $12.82
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? • Amazon $12.00 1 $12.00
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class • Amazon $16.99 1 $16.99
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon $8.46 1 $8.46
The Little Red Pen • Amazon $14.66 1 $14.66
The Numberlys • Amazon $14.66 1 $14.66
One Cool Friend • Amazon $13.61 1 $13.61
The Mischievians • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
The Watermelon Seed • Amazon $13.49 1 $13.49
The Red Book (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
The Way Back Home • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
The Three Ninja Pigs • Amazon $12.94 1 $12.94
Secret Pizza Party • Amazon $12.92 1 $12.92
Grandpa Green • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
Up and Down • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
Goldi Rocks & the Three Bears • Amazon $12.67 1 $12.67
Ninja Red Riding Hood • Amazon $12.61 1 $12.61
Little Hoot • Amazon $12.04 1 $12.04
Oliver and his Alligator • Amazon $11.93 1 $11.93
Little Pea • Amazon $11.93 1 $11.93
Peanut Butter & Cupcake • Amazon $11.93 1 $11.93
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon $11.80 1 $11.80
Going Places • Amazon $11.42 1 $11.42
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon $11.40 1 $11.40
Pete the Cat and the New Guy • Amazon $11.37 1 $11.37
Little Oink • Amazon $11.28 1 $11.28
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon $10.72 1 $10.72
The Best Story • Amazon $10.66 1 $10.66
The Black Rabbit (Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon $10.58 1 $10.58
It's a Book • Amazon $10.33 1 $10.33
Ninja! • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
Little Red Writing • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon $10.20 1 $10.20
You Are Not Small • Amazon $10.19 1 $10.19
This Is Not My Hat • Amazon $10.15 1 $10.15
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon $10.15 1 $10.15
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon $10.14 1 $10.14
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon $9.88 1 $9.88
Flora and the Flamingo • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon $8.79 1 $8.79
Ball • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon $8.43 1 $8.43
Chalk • Amazon $8.00 1 $8.00
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $7.64 1 $7.64
Only One You • Amazon $7.32 1 $7.32
The Pumpkin Book • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Ira Sleeps Over • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Pancakes for Breakfast • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Tuesday • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Little Island Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Ill • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Glorious Flight • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Darn Squirrels! • Amazon $4.42 1 $4.42
Cousins • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$614.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$653.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.41

Total project goal

$769.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$769.38

2 Donors

-$190.00

Donations toward project cost

-$175.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$563.49

Match offers toward project cost

-$478.97

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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