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Mrs. Johnston from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Whoooo Hoooo! I Moved Up a Reading Level!

Help me give my students more books at their reading level to choose from!

  • $281 goal

This project expired on April 17, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students and staff in our school are amazing! We are a Title I school, where many students live in low-income housing, hotels, shelters, or with other families. Every student here receives a free breakfast and lunch each day and many receive food to sustain their families over the weekend. Some only speak Spanish or French at home but they all love to come to HRA because they know they are loved and treasured by each of us. We are a school that works very hard to make sure our students and their families are given every chance possible to succeed!

My 5 and 6-year-olds kindergartners are some of the kindest, sweetest kids I have had the privilege of teaching.

They help each other without being asked to do so or to receive praise for doing it! Whether it be a child with special needs who needs help finding the right page or the child with a broken arm who needs help carrying his lunch tray, they are ready to assist. They are also very eager to learn and being the sponges, they are, they are learning very fast! I just want to make sure that they have fun too!

My Project

I have 21 kindergartners and almost all are moving into a level B in their reading skills. This really presents a dilemma: there aren't enough level B books for all of the kids! Each week the children go "book shopping" to choose 6-8 books for their own book bins.

These books are theirs to read in class daily during independent reading time (sometimes during Friday Flashlight reading).

Having books that are just right for them is vital to their reading development! Having INTERESTING books at their reading level, is vital to their enjoyment of reading. The books I have chosen are both fiction and non fiction and look to be fun and engaging.

Thank you for helping my amazing students learn to read!

Mrs. Johnston
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FR152 - First Little Readers - Level B • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
TT972 - Level B Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
LL712 - Level B Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
AA834 - Level B Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
TT911 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00

Materials cost

$190.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.13

Total project goal

$280.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.88

1 Donor

-$238.75

Donations toward project cost

-$238.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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