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Mrs. Turpin from Clemson SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

When We Both Read I Succeed

The cost of reading books is $339, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $339 goal

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I teach first grade in a South Carolina elementary school. Currently I have seventeen students in my class, but if funded this project would have a lasting effect on all of my future first graders. Reading is essential. To promote a love of reading and parent involvement, I would like to purchase two sets of the "We Both Read" books. Each set contains thirty-one titles from kindergarten to second grade level. These books are unique in that they are arranged so the parent reads the left side of the page and the child reads the right side of the page. This combines two important components of learning to read: modeling and practicing. Each week students would take home a "When 'We Both Read' I Succeed" bag. The bag would contain a book, a letter of explanation and a feedback form. For each book I would develop an activity to follow the reading such as find fifteen adjectives in the book and write them in your homework folder. Students would be encouraged to choose a special reading spot with their parents such as a porch swing, easy chair or bed. The feedback form is important so parents can let me know if the reading and/or activity was easy, just right or too hard for their child. The parents would also be able to suggest other activities they might have enjoyed doing in response to the book. These forms are essential in helping the program grow and improve. I loved reading as a child and want to do all I can to help my students be successful readers and enjoy the process. These books will provide the students with a unique, interactive reading experience with their parents. I am also hoping to be able to recruit some volunteers that can come to school and mentor any children that do not have someone to read with at home. Thank you for your consideration of my project. Enjoy a good book!

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Both Read-Ben and Becky Get a Pet Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
We Both Read-the Three Little Pigs Adapted by Dev Ross, Erin Marie Mauterer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 2 $8.10
We Both Read-about the Ocean Sindy McKay • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Lulu's Lost Shoes Paula Blankenship, Larry Reinhart (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Hansel and Gretel Sindy McKay, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm, Tim Barnes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-about the Seasons Sindy McKay • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-when I Grow Up Dennis Haley, Marci Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-My Day Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Jack and the Beanstalk Adapted by Sindy McKay, Lydia Halverson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-the Perfect Gift Jenny Gago, Sindy McKay, Laurie Harden (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-June's Tune Sindy McKay, Bob Staake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-about Pets Sindy McKay • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-about Space Jana Carson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read About Bigs Sheryl Scarborough • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny (We Both Read Series / Level 1-2) Beatrix Potter, Adapted by Sindy McKay • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-about Dinosaurs Sindy McKay, Robert Walters (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Too Many Cats Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Frog Prince Sindy McKay, George Ulrich (Illustrator), Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-the Old Blue Hat Dev Ross, Meredith Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Ben and Becky in the Haunted House Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-about the Rain Forest Heather Johanasen, Sindy McKay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Being Safe Sindy McKay, Images Photodisc-Getty (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Frank and the Giant Dev Ross, Larry Reinhart (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Baseball Fever Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Mighty Little Lion Hunter Jana Carson, Bob Staake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Stop Teasing Taylor! Jana Carson, Meryl Treatner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Birthday Ban in Munchkin Land Dev Ross, David Hohn (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-My Car Trip Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-Happy and Healthy Sindy McKay • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
New Red Bed Sindy McKay, Erin Marie Mauterer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
We Both Read-the Big Tan Van Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18

Materials cost

$230.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$277.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.97

Total project goal

$338.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$338.74

1 Donor

-$278.00

Donations toward project cost

-$278.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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