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Ms. Straka from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need to Love Books!

Help me give my students the feel of real books in their hands and learn to love reading. I am, for most of them , the first real contact with books.

  • $320 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

MY FIRST YEAR IN KINDERGARTEN!

My students come from an exciting and diverse district.

Our city and our school district are prime examples of how people from all walks of life can come together to create a sense of community. My students are part of a wonderfully close-knit community that has had many challenges. They live in a low income part of Philadelphia and the neighborhood can be difficult, with many challenges.

These kids need to feel success!

My students have not been given a lot and I try to provide them with everything that I can. Many of my students receive free or reduced rate breakfast and lunch. This year it is my goal to make all my students feel welcome and comfortable in our classroom.

I had no idea what to expect. Many of my little ones came to me not knowing how to properly handle books. As a result, sadly much of my personal classroom library books have been mishandled. We do not have a functioning library at school so their love for books begins with me.

They ARE our future!

My Project

I am an avid proponent that children need actual books in their hands to learn to love literature. Black and white xerox copies will not be enough!!! They need to feel and handle real books.

These first year learners will have mishaps with their books.

This is when they learn. I want all children to understand and love books! Students of all ages need to learn to respect literature and if I foster that in kindergarden, they will keep that love their entire life.

I want my students to have a literacy rich environment, and gain an ctul sense of the importance of books.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Favorite Author Study - Dr. Seuss (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $44.85 1 $44.85
AA302 - Level A Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
AA304 - Level C Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $41.99 1 $41.99
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA303 - Level B Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01

Materials cost

$238.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$271.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.00

Total project goal

$319.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$319.99

2 Donors

-$319.99

Donations toward project cost

-$271.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.00

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$0.00

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