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Mrs. Davis from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Joy of Learning to Read

Help me give my students books, a teaching easel, and headphones to help them become good readers.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic and eager to learn second graders! I have 28 students from various countries, many new to the US. I enjoy seeing their smiles and a ​positive attitude. I think about how challenging it is for them to learn when they hear another language at home.

I love when I see students helping each other, translating directions or showing them what to do.

I greatly appreciate their kindness toward one another. They show empathy and provide friendship to other students who may not understand.

My Project

I don't have any guided reading books on the Kindergarten level and very few on a first-grade level. I need these books because we do guided reading each day and the books I am requesting are for students reading below grade level. The other materials will help students to hear the sounds when working on phonics skills. The easel provides me a place to write when we are in the back of the room. I currently use a small whiteboard​ but would love something larger that students could write on and would allow me to write more than a few words before needing to erase.

Many of my students are ESL learners.

When the kids go home, they speak in their other language: Portuguese, Chinese, Albanian, Spanish, and Arabic. Having the requested materials available will be valuable to me so I can help the students acquire strong reading and writing skills in 2nd grade. Thank you!

Mrs. Davis
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: Kindergarten BestSellers (18 books) • AKJ Education $94.86 1 $94.86
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 1 Best Sellers (20 books) • AKJ Education $83.20 1 $83.20
DD220X - Multipurpose Headphones with Volume Control - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.99 1 $76.99
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$305.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.93

Total project goal

$399.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.55

6 Donors

-$394.55

Donations toward project cost

-$335.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.18

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

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$0.00

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