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Mrs. Kestner from Auburn IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Sound of a Brand New Book Opening

My students need 5 leveled book bins.

  • $227 goal

This project expired on November 23, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like when you were first learning to read? You may have thought you weren't very bright and that you would never learn. It doesn't encourage children when they struggle from the start. It isn't that they don't want to read, but that the books are too hard for them.

Many of the students I teach are at risk and come from low income families.

Their parents have a hard time putting food on the table and do not have the money to purchase books in their budget. It has fallen on the schools to provide these materials. Funding for schools is behind and reading programs are being cut. We are no longer provided money to buy materials we need in our classroom. I try to find books at yard sales and second hand stores, but have a difficult time finding the types of books my students need to be successful.

My Project

These students need books with few words and repetitive text to help them become better readers. I am requesting books at five different levels so that there will be books available to help them become better readers throughout the year. If you have ever been lucky enough to work with a child as they read by themselves for the first time, it is an experience you will never forget. It is important for children to realize the importance and joy of reading at a young age. Your generous donation would make this possible.

Please become a part of my students education and make a difference in their lives.

You can help them have the books they need to be a success and learn the joy of reading. With your donation to our classroom you make a difference in the lives of these children. Please consider becoming our donor. Your donation will benefit my students this year and for years to come.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA309 - Level H Book Bin - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $38.95 1 $38.95
AA308 - Level G Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $36.95 1 $36.95
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $33.95 1 $33.95
AA306 - Level E Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 1 $32.95
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $30.95 1 $30.95

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