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Mrs. Merritt from Seneca SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Summer Reading - Keeping the Reading Momentum Going!

Help me give my students summer reading materials to prevent the summer slump.

  • $378 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For the 2018-2019 school year, I have 16 students with lots of energy. Between carpet time and small group learning stations my classroom involves a lot of movement.

My goal is for students to be lifelong learners.

I have had the opportunity to work in a Title I school for the past three years, giving me the chance to work with students and parents from different backgrounds. Throughout the year, my classroom becomes not only a community of learners but a family. As an educator, one challenge that I face is not having all the materials that I need to help promote independence in students and to promote student success.

My Project

These materials are being requested to begin a partnership with parents to insure that they are reading to their child at home during the summer months. The books would be passed out during our end of the year awards program for my class. During this time, I will stress the importance of keeping their child reading and for parents to read aloud to them, while they are out of school during the summer. Along with these books, a bookmark will be provided to go with them that gives strategies for students to use while they are reading.

“Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not, often slide backwards.” Reading is Fundamental (2015) I want to avoid the summer slide with my students and keep their love for reading alive!

Mrs. Merritt
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades PreK (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / PreK • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K–1 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades K-1 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Best of Grades K–1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades K-1 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
10 Colors Drawstring Backpack Bags Sack Pack Cinch Tote Kids Sport Storage Polyester Bag for Gym Traveling • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98

Materials cost

$247.98

Vendor shipping charges

$22.00

State sales tax

$17.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$321.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.68

Total project goal

$377.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$377.86

7 Donors

-$258.00

Donations toward project cost

-$230.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.45

match offer

-$106.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$90.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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