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Ms. Sanders from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Dignity of Work for One and All - Part 1

The cost of books for a mobile lending library is $367, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $367 goal

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I teach young children with severe and multiple disabilities. They are a wonderful group of learners, and I want to provide them with the best educational experience that I possibly can. Our students include children with physical and cognitive impairments, including sensory issues such as blindness. Their many challenges never interfere with their enthusiasm or with their willingness to learn. Ninety-five percent of our students receive free lunch. We would like to initiate a new program called "It's Off To Work We Go!" In this new program, our students will actually run a small business that would be a lending library. Our students would loan out CD's, CD players and books for other classrooms to use. It would be wonderful to have these resources to share as well as help our students develop positive work skills and behaviors. We would bring the CD's and books into other classrooms in the school. The students would work on their communication skills, social skills, motor skills, etc. as they implement this lending library. Both our students and the classes that borrow the materials are winners in this project. We do not have access to a library and these new materials would provide wonderful lessons in English Language Arts and music for many students in our school. We could even see if the children and teachers in general education classes would be interested in participating. How wonderful would that be! It is never too early to teach our children with multiple disabilities skills that enable them to be active participants in their homes, school and community. This lending library would afford them many wonderful learning opportunities as well as provide the resources for others to learn. I am already excited about this new venture. I can see our kid's faces as they go into a classroom and smile a warm greeting. It would be a good way for our kids to serve as ambassadors in the school. Please consider helping fund this new project. I can assure you it will have a meaningful impact on the lives of many wonderful children.

Ms. Sanders
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-Seek Eileen Christelow • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Wheels on the Bus: A Book with Parts That Move Paul O. Zelinsky • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Snappy Little Colors Caroline Repchuk,Kate Lee,Caroline Repchuk,Dugald Steer,Richard Hawke,Derek Matthews (Illustrator),Derek Mathews (Illustrator),Derek Matthews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Mr. Frumble's Biggest Hat Flap Book Ever! Richard Scarry • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
101 Trucks Sam Williams,Ken Wilson-Max (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Curious George's Neighborhood: A Lift-The-Flap Adventure H. A. Rey,Margret Rey,Martha Weston (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Brush Your Teeth Please: A Pop-up Book Leslie McGuire,Digest Readers,Jean Pidgeon (Illustrator),Jean Pidgeon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
Richard Scarry's Longest Book Ever: 8 Feet of Lift-the-Flap Fun! Richard Scarry • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Snappy Little Farmyard Dugald Steer,Derek Matthews (Illustrator),Derek Matthews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!: A Touch, Skritch, and Tickle Book Sandra Boynton • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Fuzzy Bear: A Getting Dressed Book Dawn Bentley,Krisztina Nagy • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
We're Going on an Airplane! Steve Augarde • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Helicopter Rescue Kate Hayler,Red Giraffe (Illustrator),Designed by Clare Doughty • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Tough Truck Rescue Kate Hayler,Red Giraffe (Illustrator),Designed by Clare Doughty • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Spot Goes to the Farm Eric Hill • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Good Night, Gorilla Peggy Rathmann • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Little Green tow Truck Ken Wilson-Max • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Color Match: A Magnetic Complete-the-Picture Book Sue Hendra,Skip Skwarek (Editor),Simone Abel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.74 1 $6.74
Miss Mary Mack Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator),Adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Spot Goes to the Park Eric Hill • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Spot Goes to the Beach Eric Hill • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Where Is Baby's Mommy? Karen Katz • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Spot's Bath Eric Hill • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Toes, Ears, and Nose! Marion Dane Bauer,Karen Katz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
What Does Baby Say?: A Lift-the-Flap Book Karen Katz • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car Eileen Christelow • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Kipper's Lost Ball: [Lift the Flap] Mick Inkpen,Mick Inkpen,Stuart Trotter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Eileen Christelow • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree Eileen Christelow • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Grandpa, Will You Play With Me? Harriet Ziefert,Emilie Boon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.76 1 $4.76
Follow That Fire Truck! (Lift and Peek Series) Christopher Nicholas,Joe Ewers (Illustrator),Joe Ewers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Spot Helps Out Eric Hill • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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