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Ms. Taveras from Palm Springs FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Super Readers in Training

My students need engaging thematic books and magazines to read. We also need puppets to retell stories and storytelling kits help them sequence the events in the stories read in class

  • $742 goal

This project expired on March 5, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day my students come in eager to learn to soak up all that's around them. They have a thirst for knowledge that motivates and inspires all who are around them. "If you can Dream it, you Can Do it" -Walt Disney

We are from a Title 1 school where 92% of students receive free and reduced lunch and 67 documented families are homeless.

Many of the children in our school come from a stressful home environment. School is their escape and safe home away from home. At our school we work hard to let children dream, hope, and work towards their future, knowing that mistakes sometimes leads to amazing success.

My Project

My students are on the path to be "Super Readers." With your donations we are looking forward to working with felt puppets to retell some of our favorite stories and fairy tales. Retelling and sequencing stories are the foundations for comprehension and writing, down the line. Along with our puppets, we also can't wait to use the sight words mats and stamping letters to practice our words which help us read more adventurous books. We are also excited to read the new stories that go along with our kindergarten themes. Having rich and powerful books not only help our super readers stay focus, motivated but it also captivated their minds and help them dream big. As well as reading books, we are interested in magazines. When we saw the Scholastic magazine "Let's Find Out" we all jumped for joy. Perfect for comprehension, foundational skills, science and even writing. An excellent resource on our level that will help us become super readers.

Your donations will inspire these kids to read, to bring a book to live by interacting with others and using magazines to learn and explore the world around them.

Dreaming big is what we aim for in kindergarten. We dream big and work on making our dreams come true.

Ms. Taveras
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Find Out, Kindergarten (min. 5 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 5 Subscriptions / Kindergarten • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.25 32 $168.00
GG737 - Sight-Word Steps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP490 - Giant Clear-View Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
RR677 - Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR513 - No, David! Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR514 - Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR360X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
What Is Veterans Day? (I Like Holidays!) • Amazon Business $22.60 1 $22.60
TT507 - Fishing for Sight-Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LL817 - Rhyming Sounds Phonics Train • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Knuffle Bunny Series) • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
If I Knew A Polar Bear • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Me and My Amazing Body • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Transportation in My Neighborhood • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me: Miniature Edition (The World of Eric Carle Miniature Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Little Scarecrow Boy • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Three Bears • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Three Little Pigs (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Ice Bear: Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Snow Is Falling (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
LA866GR - Giant Kid-Safe Stamp Pad - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.49 1 $5.49
LA866BK - Giant Kid-Safe Stamp Pad - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.49 1 $5.49
LA866BU - Giant Kid-Safe Stamp Pad - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.49 1 $5.49
National Geographic Readers: Planes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Trucks • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Trains • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$575.10

Vendor shipping charges

$16.80

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$630.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.27

Total project goal

$741.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$741.80

5 Donors

-$565.04

Donations toward project cost

-$532.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.26

Matching donations from our partners

-$115.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$97.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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