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

We Need Books We Can Read!

Help me give my students nonfiction leveled readers and classroom library books to help develop their reading skills and English language acquisition.

  • $390 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class of 29 Kindergarteners is a population of underrepresented minority students.

Most are English language learners with a 97% low income status.

Despite being in a high poverty, high crime, low-income neighborhood, they arrive each morning on time with a smile on their face and eager to learn. They love to practice their reading each morning.

Unfortunately, our school has not been able to provide them with the necessary tools called for in today's common core curriculum. They love reading but our classroom lacks books at their reading level. These leveled reading books are crucial to develop their reading skills.

Our school is in a current budget crisis and can't afford to buy any learning materials which are desperately needed to master the Common Core Standards.

My students deserve a fighting chance in today's competitive world.

My Project

These books will continue to develop their reading skills and English language acquisition.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy. Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are grateful for the limited amount of books we have. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time and enjoy literature rich books that are crucial to English language acquisition.

Ms. Vazquez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best of Grades K-1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Holidays and Celebrations Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-K (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Single Copy Set) - Box 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $24.95 1 $24.95
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Single Copy Set) - Box 1 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $24.95 1 $24.95
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Single Copy Set) - Box 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $24.95 1 $24.95
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Single Copy Set) - Box 1 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $24.95 1 $24.95

Materials cost

$269.80

Vendor shipping charges

$26.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.38

Total project goal

$389.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.21

7 Donors

-$372.31

Donations toward project cost

-$320.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.10

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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