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Mrs. Toomey from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love To Read!

My students need 4 sets of leveled readers to help learn how to read!

  • $379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We love to read and need books that are just right for us. We need beautiful pictures and repetitive text. We need to build our vocabulary and have fun doing it. Won't you help us?

Our room is the best place to be...where the smiles are BIG and the energy is unstoppable.

Our school is a gem in the middle of a rough neighborhood where we see more than our fair share of violence. These kids are resilient. They come to school daily eager to learn and don't want to leave at the end of the day! Poverty is high, gang violence and other urban issues plague this area. You can help us combat these issues by giving our students the gift of reading! These books will help give them the tools they need to be ready for 1st grade.

My Project

We are asking for a beautiful collection of leveled readers that are just right for kindergarteners. These books have beautiful pictures and illustrations that leap off the page. Students will be able to read and reread these books over and over again! They will be able to share them with a friend and read together in small groups. They will even be able to take them home and read to their grown-up.

If we get these kids reading at level in Kindergarten they will have the best chance at staying on level and moving along on target.

If they lag behind now- catch up keeps getting harder and harder. Help these bright young minds get what they need NOW.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CB783 - Listen, Read & Rhyme with Dr. Seuss • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
FR150X - First Little Readers - Complete Library • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00
Leveled Library Non-Fiction: Level A - Grade K • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61
Leveled Library Set 2: Level B - Grade K - 1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61

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