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Mrs. Webster from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Be A Reader, They Need Books

My students need more books at early reading levels so they can practice reading independently.

  • $917 goal

This project expired on May 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in its 19th year. It focuses on science and uses a year-round schedule, which means students attend 9 weeks of school and then have 3 weeks off. Intersession, similar to summer school, is offered during 3 breaks. We have a unique science Inquiry Zone for our students. 80.4% of our students qualifies for free or reduced lunch. 30.5% of our students qualify for English language services. 10.9% of our students qualify for special education services.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and neighborhoods from our city.

In my classroom alone, six different languages are represented by my students. Less than half of my students attended pre-kindergarten in our school district.

My Project

Every student in my class practices reading independently each day. We started the year with students reading for one minute. As they improved, the expectation increased. They are working on independently reading for seven minutes! By the end of kindergarten, they should be able to read independently for 15 minutes.

I would like to increase the variety of books for our daily independent reading practice.

My students have varied skills and interests. The books they read should reflect that.

My students are working on reading familiar sight words as well as decoding new words using sounds. Having these books will increase excitement and opportunities to read independently!

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FR150X - First Little Readers - Complete Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Multiple Copy Set) - Box of 144 Books / 24 Titles (6 Copies Each) / Pre-K–K • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $99.00 1 $99.00
FF777 - Nonfiction Newsstand - Kindergarten • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
TT557 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT559 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT934 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Emergent Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT933 - Lakeshore Emergent Readers - Set of 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT235 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE129 - Lakeshore Vocabulary Builder Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT137 - Lakeshore Rhyming Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$727.92

Vendor shipping charges

$9.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$778.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.42

Total project goal

$916.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$916.16

3 Donors

-$841.16

Donations toward project cost

-$714.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.17

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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