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Ms. Caputo from N Charleston SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Books!

My students need leveled books and a display bookshelf for added independence.

  • $688 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the excitement of picking out your first book to read on your own? Some of my students have not yet discovered books that capture their imaginations. This is my first year teaching and my classroom library is full of yard sale finds, hand-me-downs and donations.

I work at a Title One school in a first grade classroom.

My students are lively and creative. They LOVE to read fiction and non-fiction books. About 75% of my students speak English as a second language and most of their parents speak limited English. Without a parent to read English with at home, it is even more important that my students receive excellent reading instruction on their individual reading level. What better way to get kids excited about reading than giving them books on their level that peak their interests as well!

My Project

Because I am a new teacher, my classroom library is an assortment of books I collected from thrift stores and yard sales. I have very few leveled readers, so the majority of my students are not able to read most of the books in my library. In order to give me students confidence and instill the joy of reading, I need more leveled book sets so my students can be successful when reading independently. I have also included several of my personal favorite read alouds that can be used to introduce topics such as holidays, beginning of the year jitters, sharing, diversity, etc.

My students would be THRILLED with the choices of books to read on their level!

I will be able to use the books across all content areas. Additional books and leveled readers in my classroom library would increase student independence and help spark a love for reading.

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Ms. Caputo
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
JJ836 - Classic Birch Help-Yourself Bookstand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
TT536 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Grade 1 $mart $et Nonfiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $25.00 1 $25.00
Bear Board Book 4-pack: Bear's New Friend; Bear Feels Sick; Bear Feels Scared; Bear Snores On (The Bear Books) • Amazon $23.00 1 $23.00
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon $15.22 1 $15.22
There's an Alligator under My Bed • Amazon $13.10 1 $13.10
Max Celebrates Cinco de Mayo Adria F. Worsham, Mernie Gallag • AKJ Books $12.99 1 $12.99
Favorite Series Sampler - Amelia Bedelia (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $12.97 1 $12.97
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) • Amazon $12.07 1 $12.07
Favorite Series Sampler - National Geographic Readers (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $10.37 1 $10.37
Celebrate Christmas • AKJ Books $10.37 1 $10.37
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo • AKJ Books $10.37 1 $10.37
Reading Adventures Cars level 1 Boxed Set • Amazon $9.63 1 $9.63
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon $9.45 1 $9.45
Reading Adventures Disney Princess Level 1 Boxed Set • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon $8.83 1 $8.83
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Quick As a Cricket (Child's Play Library) • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • Amazon $6.39 1 $6.39
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (Child's Play Library) • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
But No Elephants (Once Upon a Time) • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: miniature edition • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
There's Something in My Attic • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Gretchen Groundhog, Its Your Day! Abby Levine • AKJ Books $5.28 1 $5.28
Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Hanukkah Nancy Dickmann • AKJ Books $4.09 1 $4.09
Veterans Day Rebecca Rissman • AKJ Books $4.09 1 $4.09
Earth Day • AKJ Books $4.09 1 $4.09
Christmas Nancy Dickmann • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Thanksgiving • AKJ Books $3.87 1 $3.87
Memorial Day (Rookie Read About Holidays) • AKJ Books $3.87 1 $3.87
Kwanzaa • AKJ Books $3.87 1 $3.87
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon $3.19 1 $3.19
First Thanksgiving, The • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
Jack and the Leprechaun Ivan Robertson • AKJ Books $2.59 1 $2.59
Celebrating Christmas: Christmas Decorations - 4533 • AKJ Books $2.27 1 $2.27

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