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Ms. McEntire from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We AR Reading in First Grade!

My students need a new collection of 55+ AR books to read throughout the year.

  • $346 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First graders are at the miraculous moment in their lives where they are able to pick up a book and begin reading the words! The sheer amazement I see my kids experience when they learn to read is the number one rewarding part of my career as a teacher.

However, my students are facing an inadequate supply of books that they are able to read.

The students I have this year are truly motivated to read as many books as they can, and daily take home one of my reading center books to read. Students then take "AR" tests on these books, which are computerized comprehension tests. My students are passionate about reading AR books, and look forward to seeing how many points they can earn. Our school is a poverty level school, and funding for new AR books is not available. My students are taking home books that are torn, missing pages, and sometimes books that are not on their level due to a shortage.

My Project

I am hoping this is where you can make a huge difference in my classroom! I have selected leveled AR books that will meet students' interests and reading level. These brand new books will spark students' interest, because they can relate to the stories. For example, Mercer Mayer is a very popular author my students favor, as well as books from the latest movies that they have watched. Also, because I personally selected these books, I know each one will be on a first grade level that will meet my students' needs and not discourage them from reading because of the difficulty of the reading material. With these books, students will have a larger variety of books to choose from and can take more comprehension tests on these books. The more literature students are exposed to in first grade, the more fluent they will become in reading. My students will have a much greater chance of being successful in each grade after first grade if they are able to read and comprehend texts.

Donors, giving my students new, exciting, and leveled reading books is only possible with your help.

Through your generosity and love, you will help my wonderful, passionate first graders become fluent readers. This is the most pivotal grade where learners are able to read words and understand texts. Your donation will not only help and encourage students to read texts on their level, it will also inspire them to continue reading and exploring their interests in reading.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser, Ted Enik (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit (An I Can Read Picture Book) Alyssa Capucilli • Barnes and Noble $3.79 1 $3.79
Biscuit Wins a Prize (My First I Can Read Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit Visits the Doctor Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator), Rose Mary Berlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit's Birthday Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read Book Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.79 1 $3.79
Biscuit's Day at the Farm (My First I Can Read Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit Takes a Walk (My First I Can Read Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit's First Sleepover (Biscuit Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator), Rose Mary Berlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit's First Beach Day Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Bathtime for Biscuit (My First I Can Read Book Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
How Many Fish? (My First I Can Read Book Series) Caron Lee Cohen, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Go Away, Dog (My First I Can Read Book Series) Joan L. Nodset, Paul Meisel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Sid and Sam (My First I Can Read Book Series) Nola Buck, G. Brian Karas, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
The Day I Had to Play with My Sister (My First I Can Read Series) Crosby Bonsall, Crosby Bonsall (Illustrator), Crosby N. Bonsall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Biscuit and the Baby (My First I Can Read Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Little Critter: To the Rescue! (My First I Can Read Series) Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money (My First I Can Read Series) Mercer Mayer • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
The Fall Festival (My First I Can Read Series) Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Little Critter: Just a Little Sick (My First I Can Read Series) Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Little Critter: This Is My Town (My First I Can Read Series) Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Mittens (My First I Can Read Series) Lola M. Schaefer, Susan Kathleen Hartung (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Little Critter: Snowball Soup (My First I Can Read Series) Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Going to the Firehouse (Little Critter Series) Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Going to the Sea Park (Little Critter Series) Mercer Mayer • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Wake Up, Sun!: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) David L. Harrison • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Sleepy Dog: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book) Harriet Ziefert • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Mice Are Nice: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Charles Ghigna, Jon Goodell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Stan Berenstain • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Tiger Is a Scaredy Cat: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Norman Gorbaty • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Big Cheese (Ratatouille Series: A Step into Reading Book Step 2) RH Disney • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Kiss the Frog RH Disney • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Surprise for a Princess (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 2 Book) Jennifer Liberts Weinberg • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Sky Is Falling! RH Disney • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Barbie: Thumbelina Diane Wright Landolf • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Cinco de Mayo (Rookie Read-about Holidays) Mary Dodson Wade, Nanci R. Vargus, Nancy R. Vargus • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Election Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays Series) Patricia J. Murphy, Caroline Anderson (Photographer), Katherine A. Kane, Nanci Vargus • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Veterans Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays Series) Jacqueline S. Cotton, Caroline Anderson (Photographer), Katharine A. Kane, Katherine A. Kane, Nanci Vargus • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Arbor Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) Kelly Bennet, Nanci R. Vargus • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Groundhog Day Michelle Aki Becker, Don L. Curry • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Presidents' Day David F. Marx, Katharine A. Kane, Nanci R. Vargus • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Earth Day Trudi Strain Trueit, Cecilia Minden-Cupp • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur David F. Marx • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Chinese New Year David F. Marx • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Memorial Day Jacqueline S. Cotton • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Labor Day Carmen Bredeson • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Easter David F. Marx • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Thanksgiving Trudi Strain Trueit, Cecilia Minden-Cupp • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Christmas Trudi Strain Trueit, Cecilia Minden-Cupp • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Halloween Trudi Strain Trueit, Cecilia Minden-Cupp • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Flag Day Kelly Bennet • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Independence Day Trudi Strain Trueit, Cecilia Minden-Cupp • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Chanukah Trudi Strain Trueit, Cecilia Minden-Cupp • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Kwanzaa Trudi Strain Trueit, Cecilia Minden-Cupp • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Trudi Strain Trueit, Cecilia Minden-Cupp • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
New Year's Day David F. Marx • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
St. Patrick's Day Carmen Bredeson, Don L. Curry • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Valentine's Day Trudi Strain Trueit, Cecilia Minden-Cupp • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08

Materials cost

$236.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$293.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.88

Total project goal

$345.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.86

2 Donors

-$94.12

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.37

match offer

-$250.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$213.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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