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Ms. Challenger from Greer SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Sky Is the Limit with Great Books

Help me give my students more literacy options for our classroom.

  • $997 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am one of two 4-year-old kindergarten classes at my dream school. Last year was my first year of​ teaching. Starting over in your 30s as a single parent with two children and taking on the stressful career of teaching was NO JOKE but my students are worth it. My children are worth it: my own two children and the possible 24 more who pass through my classroom each year.

The children are imaginative and playful.

They are also 4 years old, so they test boundaries and ask questions about more than the topic being presented. They tell the truth, whether its that my delicious home-cooked meal looks nasty to them or they hate my new hair color - don't ever dye your hair mid-year or they will freak out-save it for summer. Children tell the truth and they are our future. They deserve everything possible.

My Project

Do you remember the excitement each day when you were given the opportunity to pull out a book, get comfortable, and read? Our students get that same opportunity each and every day during reading workshop. However, our classroom libraries need your support. We need a variety of texts that cover different genres, levels, and topics for our students. Every day during reading workshop the students are taught a mini-lesson as a whole group. Then they are given plenty of time to engage independently in reading a variety of texts while the teacher conferences one-on-one or with small groups.

Having a variety of texts to read during reading workshop is imperative to helping our students grow as readers and writers.

The texts requested within this project were handpicked to meet the needs of the students within our classroom, their levels, and their interests. With your support, our students will have a variety of books to choose from on a daily basis to meet their needs as they grow as readers.

Ms. Challenger
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 23 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindergarten Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $298.91 1 $298.91
Kindergarten Fiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $69.45 1 $69.45
Kindergarten Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $65.74 1 $65.74
Favorite Author Study - Donald Crews (5 Books) • AKJ Education $29.00 1 $29.00
Favorite Author Study - Eric Carle (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.16 1 $26.16
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Locomotive • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Officer Buckle & Gloria • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Mister Seahorse • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Three Pigs • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Owl Moon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ten Little Caterpillars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Anger Is a Gift • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Remember Balloons • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Alma and How She Got Her Name • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Gingerbread Boy • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Where the Wild Things Are • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Harold and the Purple Crayon Board Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Guess How Much I Love You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cinderella • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Giraffes Can't Dance • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Story of Ferdinand • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Fire Cat • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$752.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$53.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$846.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.46

Total project goal

$996.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$996.39

3 Donors

-$498.20

Donations toward project cost

-$423.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.73

match offer

-$498.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$423.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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