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

Twas the Night Before

My students need fun and engaging books to learn about holidays and special events.

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Teachers who love teaching, teach children who love learning." As I enter my 20th year of teaching, I continue to follow this mantra in my classroom. I teach 28 wonderful students who come from poverty. My students are from varying ethnic backgrounds. Most of them come from homes that are struggling financially.

My students are extremely motivated, and they are genuinely respectful of each other.

They are lovers of learning, and I am truly grateful to be their teacher this year. They come to school with smiles on their faces, and they are eager to learn. We need new books to use in our literacy centers.

My Project

My first-grade students are aspiring readers. They love having books read to them. It is my favorite time of the day. I need fun and engaging books to read about the holidays during story time. Twas the Night before books by Natasha Wing are fun, engaging books about different holidays and special events. The students will enjoy reading realistic fiction books about the holidays. My hope in teaching the children about the different holidays is to show my students that people can have different backgrounds but still have similar beliefs.

I would like to teach my first grade students about being thankful, caring for others, and celebrating with family.

Teaching children about the holidays will open their eyes to the various ways people celebrate in the world.

Mrs. McNerney
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Memoirs of a Parrot • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Memoirs of an Elf • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Memoirs of a Goldfish • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
How to Catch the Easter Bunny • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
How to Catch a Leprechaun • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
How to Catch a Monster • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
The Night Before Halloween • Amazon Business $3.52 2 $7.04
How to Catch the Tooth Fairy • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Night Before the Fourth of July • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before Summer Vacation • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before Father's Day • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before the Tooth Fairy • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before Easter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before Valentine's Day • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before Class Picture Day • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before the New Pet • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before My Dance Recital • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before First Grade • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before My Birthday • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before the Snow Day • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before the 100th Day of School • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before New Year's • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Night Before Mother's Day • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas • Amazon Business $4.13 1 $4.13
The Night Before Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$174.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$206.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.47

Total project goal

$243.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.11

1 Donor

-$243.11

Donations toward project cost

-$206.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.47

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$0.00

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