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Mrs. Kerry from Brooklyn NY is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need More Books!

My students need leveled books to help them become better readers.

  • $241 goal

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My Students

My students love reading books! Many of my students do not have access to books at home, so it is essential that our classroom library be well-stocked with books on their reading levels.

I'm a first grade teacher in Brooklyn.

My school is a Title I school, and approximately 84% of its students receive free lunch. The neighborhood contains one of New York City's largest public housing developments, and most of my students reside there. Due to the geographic location of the neighborhood, there are few trains and bus routes servicing the community, so my students are very isolated from all of the bells and whistles of New York City.

My Project

Every week, my students borrow at least 7 books from the classroom library to read throughout the week at home. With 21 students in my class, that means that at any given time 140+ books are checked out of the classroom library. Our classroom library is depleted and does not have enough leveled books - especially for my lowest-level students. Due to the limited funding for basic supplies in my school district, new books to supplement my classroom library are not possible. I want all of my students to become successful readers, but they cannot do this if they do not have access to books on their levels. These leveled readers would be a wonderful addition to our classroom library and would make it possible for all of my students to have access to books they can read.

With these new additions to the classroom library, my students will be able to continue to borrow high-interest books from the classroom library on a weekly basis.

By helping to place books into the hands of my students, a lifelong love of reading will be fostered.

Mrs. Kerry
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
60 Scholastic Little Leveled Readers Learn to Read Preschool Kindergarten First Grade Children's Book Lot (15 Books Each in Levels A, B, C, and D) • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Animal Groups: Exciting Nonfiction Books That Build Kids’ Vocabularies Includes 36 Books (Six copies of six 16-page ... Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Insects • Amazon Business $45.63 1 $45.63
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level C: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level A: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24

Materials cost

$171.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$204.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.08

Total project goal

$240.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$240.54

3 Donors

-$240.54

Donations toward project cost

-$204.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.08

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$0.00

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