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Mrs. Carroll from Kinston NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Reading!

My students need books to read during independent reading time that really spark their interest. They also need a carpet for another spot to stretch out and read comfortably.

  • $581 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am lucky enough to teach a fantastic first-grade class. I teach at a Title I school and have a group of wonderful children who deserve the best education. Our classroom does not have enough books to fill our classroom library.

Did you know that the single factor most associated with reading achievement - more than socioeconomic status or any instructional approach - is independent reading?

You can help make this happen by donating to our project.

My Project

High interest books will encourage reading in my first grade students. After taking interest surveys of my students' reading, I have learned what some of their favorite books are. Many of my girls have requested Moana books and most boys have asked for Pete the Cat books. They also like to stretch out and have a nice place to read, so I have requested a rug.

Having books that interest my students will make them want to read!

Many of my students do not have books at home, and I am hoping to get enough books that they can take books home to read with their parents.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets CE189-22W Happy World Rug, Promotes Acceptance with Cheerful Friends of Diverse Backgrounds, 4' x 6', 48" Length, 72" Width, Blue/Multi-Color • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Flagship Carpets CE146-14W Welcome Mat - Class Elephant, Multi • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
MerryMakers Pete the Cat Plush Doll, 14.5-Inch • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate (Pete the Cat) • Amazon Business $16.18 1 $16.18
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pete the Cat: Three Bite Rule • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Train Your Dragon To Be Kind: A Dragon Book To Teach Children About Kindness. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids To Be Kind, Caring, Giving And Thoughtful. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 9) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Eraser • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pete the Cat: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Quest for the Heart (Disney Moana) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Pete the Cat: The Petes Go Marching • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.13 2 $8.26
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Pete the Cat Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Big Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
These are The Avengers Level 1 Reader (World of Reading) • Amazon Business $2.89 2 $5.78
Pete the Kitty: I Love Pete the Kitty (Pete the Cat) • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
Crash, Boom, Roar! (Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.48 2 $4.96
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.22 2 $4.44
Moo Dog (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pua and Heihei (Disney Moana) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Go, Go, Go! (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Moana Finds the Way (Disney Moana) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
Shampoodle (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.55 1 $3.55
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map • Amazon Business $3.28 1 $3.28
The Little Mermaid Step into Reading, Step 2 (Disney Princess) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Max Has a Fish (Penguin Young Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.03 1 $3.03
The Long Dog (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
One Hundred Shoes: A Math Reader (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $2.30 1 $2.30

Materials cost

$423.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.06

Total project goal

$580.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.42

2 Donors

-$252.43

Donations toward project cost

-$250.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$285.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$242.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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