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Mrs. C. from Mandeville LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Where, Oh Where, Can I Find a Book?

The cost of 95 children's book titles is $1082, 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>.

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I am a first year teacher at Woodlake Elementary School in Mandeville, Louisiana. I teach all academic subjects in my first grade classroom. The good thing about being a first year teacher in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana is that this year the parish has adopted a "guaranteed curriculum" in an effort to make sure that teachers are teaching state mandated curriculum. This is nice because I have firm guidelines to help me make sure that my students are successful. Also, because the curriculum is required in all St. Tammany Parish schools, any student transferring between schools in the parish should not have trouble stepping into another class since everyone is pretty much on the same page as mandated by the curriculum. The bad part about being in my first year of teaching is that I do not have access to the literature and trade books listed in the curriculum. I have spent quite a bit of money trying to keep up with the other first grade teachers and the recommended books for the curriculum. As a result of Hurricane Katrina the resources of the school system are strained and the listed books could not be supplied and have not as yet made their way into the libraries at school. Therefore, I do not have the resources to meet my students' needs in this area and I cannot afford to go out and buy all of these books. I have varied levels of ability in my classroom. I cannot supply my students with the quality literature that other, more experienced teachers are using and that experts in the academic fields are recommending. Although I have books in my class, the specific books for the curriculum are quality books, which would enhance my students reading and math abilities. Students who are exposed to quality literature and trade books on a daily basis are more likely to become life long readers. Students who are exposed to math reading material will be able to understand concepts more easily because the concepts are presented in interesting and age appropriate materials. In order to keep my students interested in the language arts and mathematics curriculum and to give them opportunities to experience quality books, I am asking for the books listed in our guaranteed curriculum. Many of my students do not have access to books at home and their parents do not take them to the library. Therefore, the exposure to reading they receive in my classroom may very well be the only seeds planted to help them grow into life long readers. Please help me put these books in my classroom and in the hands of my students. It would take me years to acquire the books in this curriculum. The storm has limited our resources at school and at home. The school has not even been able to purchase copies for our library yet. Although my principal is trying to find the money to purchase these books, there will not be enough copies for every teacher, especially since other grade levels are using some of the same books. If I had these books in my classroom, students could hear me read and model appropriate reading skills and strategies. Students could listen to math concepts presented in child friendly interesting and entertaining ways. Students would also have access to the books to read during their silent reading time. Very often, the books I read to the students during their lessons are the books they choose to read on their own time. First grade is such an important time for children. I believe I am responsible for laying the foundation for the students' future learning successes. First graders are learning the basics in all curricula. Providing the students with quality literature and trade books and being able to keep those books in the class so that students have access to the books would be a big step in laying the foundation. Being a first year teacher I cannot purchase these books for my students. My school system does not have the funds at this time due to budget adjustments as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The school system is struggling at this point to repair and replace schools which were damaged and destroyed during the storm. We are struggling to accommodate the students from these schools in addition to our normal enrollment. Please help my students to be successful in their first grade year and to become life long readers and life long learners. Help me to make sure that my students are making the grade and they are ready to move to the next level of our guaranteed curriculum. Please help them to become life long readers and learners.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Three Billy Goats Gruff Janet Stevens, Janet Stevens (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $24.25 1 $24.25
The Cow That Went OINK Bernard Most • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Board Book Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $18.19 1 $18.19
The Important Book Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Talking Eggs Retold by Robert D. San Souci, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Little Black Hen Antony Pogorelsky, Gennady Spirin (Illustrator), Elizabeth James (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Listen to the Rain Bill Martin, John Archambault, James Endicott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Looking for Jaguar: And Other Rain Forest Poems Susan Katz, Lee Christiansen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.20 1 $15.20
Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister, Marcus Pfister (Illustrator), J. Alison James (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $15.16 1 $15.16
Fish Faces Norbert Wu • Barnes and Noble $14.76 1 $14.76
So You Want to Be President? Judith St. George, David Small (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Everything Grows Raffi, Eugenie Fernandes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Scrambled Eggs Super! (Dr. Seuss Books Series) Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.26 1 $13.26
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback, Simms Taback (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Hooray for Fish Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.99 1 $11.99
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Corduroy (Cassette with Book) Don Freeman, Don Freeman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Giant See-A-Shape My Giant 123 Book Bob Gordon • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
The Weather Detectives Mark E. Eubank, Mark A. Hicks (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Cassette with Book) Eileen Christelow, Brilliance Corporation • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Hailstones and Halibut Bones Mary O'Neill, John Wallner, John Wallner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Wish for a Fish: All about Sea Creatures Bonnie Worth, Dr Seuss, Bonnnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman, P. D. Eastman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Story of Ferdinand Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Frog (Watch Me Grow Series) DK Publishing, Lisa Magloff, Manufactured by Dorling Kindersley Publishing • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
One Less Fish Kim Michelle Toft, Allan Sheather • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen, Lorinda B. Cauley, Lorinda Bryan Cauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chester's Way Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Corduroy Don Freeman, Don Freeman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ten Black Dots Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza Retold by Philemon Sturges, Amy Walrod (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pancakes, Pancakes! Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stone Soup Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Just Plain Fancy Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
I Love Animals Flora McDonnell, Flora McDonnell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Do You Want to Be My Friend? Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Petite Rouge Mike Artell, Jim Harris (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Weekend with Wendell Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin, John Archambault, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!, Vol. 1 Kathryn Lasky, David Catrow, David Catrow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Happy Birthday, Moon Frank Asch, Frank Asch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Rosie's Walk Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Doorbell Rang Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
12 Ways To Get To 11 Eve Merriam, Bernie Karlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Little Red Riding Hood (Caldecott Honor Book) Adapted by Trina Schart Hyman, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Silly Sally Audrey Wood, Wood • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Little Red Cowboy Hat Susan Lowell, Randy Cecil (Illustrator), Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Star in My Orange: Looking for Nature's Shapes Dana Meachen Rau • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Ten Flashing Fireflies Philemon Sturges, P. Sturges, A. Vojtech, Anna Vojtech (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop Fable Adapted by Janet Stevens, Janet Stevens (Illustrator), Aesop • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three Pat Mora, Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Little House Virginia Lee Burton, Virginia Lee Burton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Frogs Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Who Hops? Katie Davis, Katie Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
The Cow That Went OINK Bernard Most • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Hop Jump Ellen Stoll Walsh • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Farmer Duck Martin Waddell • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Over in the Meadow: A Counting-out Rhythm Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator), Ezra Jack Keats • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Mice Squeak, We Speak Arnold L. Shapiro, J. Bonnell (Editor), Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet Ann Whitford Paul, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I Like Me! Nancy L. Carlson, Nancy L. Carlson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Charlie Needs a Cloak Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shape of Things Dayle Ann Dodds, Julie Lacome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Where's My Teddy? Jez Alborough, Jez Alborough (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Extraordinary Egg Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shape of Things Dayle Ann Dodds, Julie Lacome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fireman Small Wong Herbert Yee • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Eek! There's a Mouse in the House Wong Herbert Yee • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Big Black Bear Wong Herbert Yee • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Mouse Paint Ellen Stoll Walsh • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Pancakes for Breakfast Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.50 1 $4.50
From Tadpole to Frog Wendy Pfeffer, Holly Keller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
What's It Like to Be a Fish? Wendy Pfeffer, Holly Keller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Tadpoles and Frogs Anna Melbourne, Patrizia Donaera (Illustrator), Zoe Wray (Illustrator), Designed by Nicola Butler • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
How Big Is a Foot? Rolf Myller, Susan McCrath • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Biscuit Finds a Friend (My First I Can Read Book Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Sid and Sam (My First I Can Read Book Series) Nola Buck, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Mitchell Is Moving: Ready-To-Read Level 2 Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Ariane Dewey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
I'm a Seed Jean Marzollo, Judith Moffatt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Shoe Town Susan Stevens Crummel, Janet Stevens • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Where Do Frogs Come From? Alex Vern • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Where Do Birds Live? Betsey Chessen, Daniel Moreton • Barnes and Noble $2.92 1 $2.92
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Naomi Kleinberg (Editor), Kathi Ember (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69

Materials cost

$759.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$874.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$191.93

Total project goal

$1,066.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,066.26

1 Donor

-$1,056.22

Donations toward project cost

-$874.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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