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Mrs. Garcia from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take-Home Reading Bags

Help me give my students engaging books to borrow and read at home, stickers for returning the book bags daily, and the Ziploc bags to hold it all.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first grade students are so full of energy it is hard to keep up with all 28 of them. However each one is unique and special. I have 16 English Language Learners, 17 boys and 11 girls. Many of these kiddos are from low income households and or single parent families. We all have fun learning reading, writing and doing math centers. I love that these kids are so excited about learning and making friends. It's what makes my job so rewarding.

My Project

In first grade, students are so excited to learn to read. One of the biggest ways to help kids improve their literacy skills is to practice reading at their level. I created take-home book bags using the Ziploc bags for my students to take home and read to their families.

They are so excited to choose a new book to exchange to read each night.

They also get stickers for returning the books which help with encouragement and responsibility. Most of the books I am able to give them are simple readers that have sight words and simple phonics patterns. I would love to offer them more of these books to take home to borrow and grow in their love for reading.

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

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level A Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $94.02 1 $94.02
FR151 - First Little Readers - Level A • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Ziploc 1 Gallon Zipper Storage Bags Commercial 250/Case • Staples Advantage $28.99 1 $28.99
DD222 - Super Sticker Variety Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$217.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.34

Total project goal

$295.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.60

2 Donors

-$295.60

Donations toward project cost

-$251.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.34

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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