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Ms. Payne from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wanted: New Leveled Library!

Help me give my students new books at their reading level to spark their love for literature and encourage them to become fluent readers.

  • $361 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in North Minneapolis. This part of the city has seen its fair share of challenges in terms of poverty and crime present in the community. Despite these challenges, my students are positive, determined, hard working learners. They are courageous, they are overcomers, and they are resilient.

Our student population is made up of 85% of the students receiving free or reduced price lunch.

My students are a tight knit community of learners. They are smart, capable, loving students. My children deserve every opportunity and classroom enrichment experience.

My Project

My students are still in the beginning stages of reading. They love to enjoy the books we currently have in the classroom and look forward to reading time so they can dive into these books.

Our current leveled library is very old and many of the books are falling apart because of overextended use.

We do not have many books that are at the children's instructional level because they have fallen apart from old age and lots of use. This is frustrating for my kids who work hard to take care of our classroom things.

We would love to have an updated library with diverse titles and clean, sturdy books. The kids deserve it!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 1 Classic Grade Level Library (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $272.36 1 $272.36

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