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Mrs. Schraad from Topeka KS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sometimes We Just Cant Help Ourselves

My students need a variety of books for our classroom library that sparks their interest and makes them excited to read.

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First graders, or "firsties" as I so lovingly like to call them, are the most entertaining group of little people to be around. The growth that they demonstrate throughout the year, both academically and socially is amazing to watch. These students are the reason that I wake up with a smile on my face in the morning. Although they come with their own set of challenges, there is never a lack of love in their hearts. I love my firsties and I want to provide them with every opportunity possible.

My Project

The materials that I am requesting for my classroom library serve a very important purpose. First grade readers often begin their love (or reluctance) for reading during this very important year of their eduaction. No matter how hard we try as teachers to find books that are on their reading level and are interesting to the reader, it can be a daunting task. We require them to read boring and irrelevant texts when we do our very important guided reading time every day. The books I have selected are of high interest among. Most every first grader enjoys reading about the characters I have selected. They can choose from Pete the Cat, Corduroy and Danny and the Dinosaur to Leo the Late Bloomer. This is why having a classroom library for students is so important. Young readers begin to enjoy reading when they see the books as relevant to their lives. Enjoying reading is vital for young reader success. I guess you could say, it's not always such a bad thing to judge a book by its cover.

Mrs. Schraad
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT925X - Neon Help-Yourself Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 5 $159.95
What's the Big Deal About First Ladies • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Goodnight Moon: 60th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Leo the Late Bloomer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Corduroy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
I Love Fall! A Touch-and-Feel Board Book • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Giraffes Can't Dance • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Axel the Truck: Rocky Road Rocky Road • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Danny and the Dinosaur: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

Materials cost

$248.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$300.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.94

Total project goal

$352.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$352.94

3 Donors

-$327.94

Donations toward project cost

-$278.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.19

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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