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Mrs. Savage from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Have a Need to Read!

My students need quality mentor texts to help them joyfully succeed in reading and writing.

  • $579 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to our kindergarten classroom. We are made up of 23 students; 11 boys and 12 girls.

We Love Reading!

We are from Cleveland, Ohio and 100% of us are on free and reduced lunch. Our classroom is just one of the many that make up the 2nd largest school district in Ohio. Some of us are living in shelters, some of us are living with only one parent, and some of us are living with foster parents.

Despite all of this - We come to school eager and ready to learn new and exciting things through the daily joy of reading books.

My Project

My Kinder Stars come to school every year with hope in their eyes and a desire to learn in their hearts. If my project is funded, I can donate much of my current library (which is very outdated and old) to my students so that they can have books at home to read (which many do not) and at the same time replace them with current quality mentor texts, like No, David and Noisy Nora, for my reading and writing curriculum. I always learn about great books for kindergarten during my Professional Development sessions, but lack the money to buy them. As a Cleveland teacher, I must spend my own money on so many other necessities that are not provided (pencils, dry erase markers, folders, tissues, paper, glue, etc) that I have little left to spend on books. I am completing my first Donor's Choose project with the same hope that my Kinder Stars come to school with.

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
You Get What You Get • AKJ Education $17.02 1 $17.02
Diary of a Worm • AKJ Education $17.00 1 $17.00
The Incredible Book Eating Boy • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
I Wanna Iguana • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Not Your Typical Dragon • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Merry-Go-Round (King Series) • AKJ Education $2.92 5 $14.60
The Day the Crayons Came Home • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
That Is Not a Good Idea! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Billy's Booger • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
No, David! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
We Found a Hat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How a House Is Built • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Dragons Love Tacos • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
How to Babysit a Grandpa • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Want My Hat Back • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I'm Gonna Like Me Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Ralph Tells a Story • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Don't Be Silly, Mrs. Millie! • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Beatrice Doesn't Want To • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Night of the Veggie Monster • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bippity Bop Barbershop • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Big Fat Hen • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Scarecrow • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Giant Jam Sandwich • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chicken Big • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Noisy Nora • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hello Ocean • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Cake That Mack Ate • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Sheep in a Shop • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Dog Breath! The Horrible Trouble With Hally Tosis • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Max's Bedtime • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Smelly Socks • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Starfish (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Six Silly Foxes • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

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