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Ms. Thomas from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!

My students need decodable readers, leveled readers and books based on reading level.

  • $367 goal

This project expired on December 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine walking into a classroom full of eager, elementary aged students and seeing a few students in small group working on various concepts, but not quite understanding how to proceed. This describes the students that I work with during the day.

All of the students in my school receive free or reduced lunch and lack many of the additional funding sources needed to complete home libraries.

Because of the lack of environmental print and home libraries, my students are a little behind in reading. As a result, the students benefit from small group instruction throughout the school day.

My Project

My first few years of teaching I sent home daily reading logs. It proved to be less successful than I anticipated because many students don’t have books or home libraries. I then began providing books for the students out of our classroom library. This proved to be quite successful in boosting their reading scores. Reading is such an integral part of our student’s school day and should be incorporated into their home life as well. It is crucial that they develop print awareness and a strong reading foundation. I would like to provide the students with age and grade level appropriate texts that they can take home, read and return.

For this project, I'm requesting decodable readers and Learn to Read sets.

These materials will help my students learn to read in a nontraditional fun and engaging way. I am so excited about this class library project initiative and hope that you can help!

Ms. Thomas
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Little Readers Level A • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
First Litte Readers Level B • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
First Little Readers Level C • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Junie B. Jones Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $41.61 1 $41.61
Magic Tree House Set 1 (Volumes 1-8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91

Materials cost

$259.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$311.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.01

Total project goal

$366.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$366.74

1 Donor

-$311.73

Donations toward project cost

-$311.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$55.01

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$0.00

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