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Ms. Kastner from Indianapolis IN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Snuggle Up with a Book

My students need poetry and fiction books and bright skeins of yarn so they each may have a handcrafted, comfy afghan to snuggle while reading with family and friends.

  • $399 goal

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My Students

I not only teach my students to read, I hope I instill the love of reading that was nurtured in me. Reading opens the door to the world around you. Reading is an avenue for the imagination, a gateway to adventure. Reading empowers you with knowledge and inspires you to change the world.

We are a small, urban school nestled in a north-side neighborhood of Indianapolis.

Although 70% of our population is at or above poverty level, we are continuously striving to achieve at higher levels each and every day. My students have already burrowed their way into my heart! They are bright, engaging, and curious. They love learning and coming to school each day. They struggle, yet they persevere. They are caring, helpful, and forgiving. They ARE the future.

My Project

Each child will have their own teacher-crocheted afghan to snuggle up with during independent and partner reading times. My young students LOVE spreading pillows and blankets throughout the classroom to read and discuss stories with friends. Having new books in our classroom library will spark interest, encourage conversation, and improve comprehension.

It is my sincere hope that reading together, having literature-based conversations, and enjoying the JOY of reading will inspire my students to become life-long readers.

A strong foundation in reading will open the door to a bright future for my 1st graders.

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Ms. Kastner
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn - 1 lb, 4-Ply, Scarlet • Blick Art Materials $7.64 10 $76.40
Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn - 1 lb, 4-Ply, Kelly Green • Blick Art Materials $7.64 7 $53.48
Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn - 1 lb, 4-Ply, White • Blick Art Materials $7.64 5 $38.20
Hooray for Me! • AKJ Books $2.00 12 $24.00
Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn - 1 lb, 4-Ply, Black • Blick Art Materials $7.64 3 $22.92
Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn - 1 lb, 4-Ply, Sunflower • Blick Art Materials $7.64 2 $15.28
Hooray for Me! • AKJ Books $2.00 6 $12.00
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors Joyce Sidman, Pame • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
White Snow, Bright Snow • AKJ Books $4.54 2 $9.08
Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn - 1 lb, Sky Blue, 4 Ply • Blick Art Materials $7.64 1 $7.64
Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn - 1 lb, 4-Ply, Pumpkin • Blick Art Materials $7.64 1 $7.64
Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn - 1 lb, 4-Ply, Persimmon • Blick Art Materials $7.64 1 $7.64
Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn - 1 lb, 4-Ply, Soft Pink • Blick Art Materials $7.64 1 $7.64
Frederick • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Frederick • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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