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Ms. Williams from Swansea SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Big Books

Help me give my students big books that allow everyone to see the text at the same time. Big books will help our class learn text features and develop a love of reading!

  • $290 goal

This project expired on January 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Montessori classroom consists of 24 students ranging in age from 3 to 6 years old. They love coming to school every day and learning new things! Each student comes from a very different background. Students start in my classroom when they are only 3 years old. They stay with me for 3 years before moving on to first grade.

"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being" Maria Montessori.

My Project

Having access to quality children's big books will allow my students to build a love of reading and further enhance their reading skills. Big books allow all children to see the text at the same time. This allow me to explicitly teach strategies such as concepts about print, print features, and reading strategies.

Big books are an important component of shared reading in our classroom.During shared reading, the students' learning about print and reading is scaffolded by the teacher before the students are asked to try their reading skills independently.

They absolutely LOVE it when I pull a big book out. Their engagement is much higher when I use big books during read alouds. Also, during our three hour work cycle, students love to use a pointer and read the big books alone or with a friend. Big books are great asset to have in any early childhood classroom.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE668 - Lakeshore Word Family Big Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00

Materials cost

$199.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$246.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.41

Total project goal

$289.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$289.42

5 Donors

-$156.33

Donations toward project cost

-$134.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.95

match offer

-$131.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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