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Ms. Taylor from Centreville VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Is A Book?

My students need a classroom library with a variety of books.

  • $951 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all" Oscar Wilde said, and my students need a class library to read and experience more than once. Many do not have the privileged of having books at home and kindergarten is the first place they see a book.

My kindergarten students come from a variety of cultures and socioeconomic levels.

Many have not held a book. Some have only seen books on "Nooks" and "tablets". Holding a book or hearing a book read aloud and exploring the new ideas held within is a new experience for these 5 and 6 year-old students. As a mini version of the U.N., my students need a variety of books to introduce them to the world of literature.

My Project

My students need books to help them become well rounded students. Many do not have access to books or have never been introduced to "American" books. My classroom library will give them the ability to read books over and over again. The books I selected will allow my students to explore books by famous authors, introduce them to fairy tales, learn the alphabet, how to count, and be a friend. I remember having classroom libraries growing up and they directly impacted my love for learning. Children need more than electronic books, they need to experience the paper pages of fairy tales, tall tales, and the like. Even the famous Audrey Hepburn said,"If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all." What better place to learn this love than in a classroom?

There are very few jobs in life that do not require us to be able to read.

Without a kindergarten classroom library I can't adequately provide my students with the important foundations of literacy. Every child should have the chance to read and experience a book more than once. Just because our school has many children whose parents cannot afford to donate books does not mean my students should have to go without a classroom library. My little U.N. needs your help to learn to read.

Ms. Taylor
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PreK - 1 Fiction • AKJ Books $36.33 1 $36.33
PreK - 1 NonFiction • AKJ Books $32.11 1 $32.11
Tomie dePaola • AKJ Books $36.95 1 $36.95
Robert Munsch • AKJ Books $16.93 1 $16.93
Maurice Sendak • AKJ Books $15.43 1 $15.43
Reading Rainbow • AKJ Books $273.31 1 $273.31
Look for the Lorax (Step into Reading) • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Aliki • AKJ Books $28.82 1 $28.82
Crosby Bonsall • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76
Donald Crews • AKJ Books $23.61 1 $23.61
Doreen Cronin • AKJ Books $45.85 1 $45.85
Frank Asch • AKJ Books $24.39 1 $24.39
Leo Lionni • AKJ Books $20.69 1 $20.69
Mem Fox • AKJ Books $22.19 1 $22.19
Mercer Mayer • AKJ Books $42.09 1 $42.09
Pat Hutchins • AKJ Books $67.24 1 $67.24
Paul Galdone • AKJ Books $30.12 1 $30.12
Robert Kraus • AKJ Books $27.34 1 $27.34

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