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Ms. Sobotka from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The More You Read, the More You Know!

Help me give my students engaging read-alouds that will allow them to interact with books in meaningful ways.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come into my classroom every day with smiles on their faces, ready to learn. Our school is a low-income, Title I school, so my students face various challenges at home that impact their education. They also come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, speaking many different languages. This year, my students represent 6 different countries. I want my students to forget about the problems that they may be facing at home as soon as they walk into my classroom. I strive to create a fun, welcoming, warm classroom environment each and every day.

From the moment they walk into my classroom, my students deserve to be engaged with fun reading activities.

My students are active and curious learners, and I want this to continue throughout their education careers. My hope is that they never lose their love for reading and that they feel inspired that they can do amazing things.

My Project

My students need new books for our classroom library. They love reading, and love interacting with books. They get lost in the stories, and use them to learn about the world around them. In order to keep my students engaged with reading, we need new classroom library books to read.

Reading is so much fun, and my students deserve books that allow them to develop and maintain a love of reading.

These picture books will be the perfect additions to our classroom library, a place where my students have the opportunity to read for fun, while also developing their reading skills.

My students will be able to read these books during independent reading time, but I will also use these books for my reading lessons. In order to keep my students interested in what I am teaching them, I need to be using books that are meaningful to them. The multicultural library will allow my students to see themselves in books and to learn more about the world they live in. The differing abilities library will also help my students to understand other children in our school and in their world. The kindness book pack will help my students to continue to learn about kindness and the importance of being kind to others. All of these books to be used in my classroom to help my students grow in their reading abilities, while also maintaining their love for reading.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK195X - It’s a Multicultural World! Hardcover Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $105.00 1 $105.00
RA131 - Differing Abilities Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.50 1 $89.50
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades PreK (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / PreK • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Holidays and Celebrations Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-K (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades PreK-K • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K–2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 10 titles / Grades K-2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones (World of Nature Series) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hello Ocean • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Ruby the Copycat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Piggie Pie! (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$407.38

Vendor shipping charges

$17.50

State sales tax

$31.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$492.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.96

Total project goal

$579.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$579.73

1 Donor

-$290.00

Donations toward project cost

-$246.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.50

match offer

-$289.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$246.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.46

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$0.00

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