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Ms. Combs from Compton CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Time to Read

The cost of several grade specific books from Lakeshore Learning is $1391, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,332 goal

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Reading can be challenging if the book is too difficult. If the book is too difficult, it could discourage a child to read. I would like to provide an opportunity for my students to feel confident of what they read and to not be afraid of reading. I teach first grade in Compton, California. The school is a Title 1 school serving almost 1,000 students. Many of my students do not have books to read at home. In my classroom, I have students who are low readers and some that are high readers. I need to be able to support each child by having the books necessary to support my low readers and challenge my higher readers. I would like to have a place where my students feel confident about reading by providing them with a library. This library is specially designed to each child's individual reading levels. When a student is confident enough to move up one level, they are welcomed to do so. This is a great opportunity to build self-esteem in reading. When first graders come into the classroom, they do not know how to read. When they leave first grade, they know how to read. I am preparing my students to move on to second grade and this is a great opportunity for them to excel. This is essential in reaching literacy and self-confidence in my students. This library will help my classroom immensely and will continue to do so for years to come. Thank you for your consideration!

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA300X - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $495.00 1 $495.00
AA309 - Level H Book Bin - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $37.95 1 $37.95
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $35.95 1 $35.95
AA308 - Level G Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
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 $31.95 1 $31.95
AA303 - Level B Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA302 - Level A Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $30.95 1 $30.95
AA841 - Level H Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 - Libra • Lakeshore Learning $29.00 1 $29.00
AA304 - Level C Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $27.95 1 $27.95
AA838 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library • Lakeshore Learning $27.00 1 $27.00
AA839 - Level G Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library • Lakeshore Learning $26.00 1 $26.00
AA837 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library • Lakeshore Learning $24.00 1 $24.00
AA834 - Level B Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Libra • Lakeshore Learning $23.00 1 $23.00
AA836 - Level D Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library • Lakeshore Learning $23.00 1 $23.00
AA833 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $22.00 1 $22.00
AA835 - Level C Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Libra • Lakeshore Learning $19.00 1 $19.00

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