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

Why Can't I take the books Home?

The cost of the PM collection yellow storybooks, PM collection blue storybooks, and PM collection green storybooks from Rigby Education is $481, 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>.

  • $497 goal

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I am a first grade teacher at P.S.169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I teach a monolingual class of eighteen students, many who come from homes where English is not their first language. Approximately 80% of the students receive free lunch. One of the components of the Balanced Literacy Program that has been instituted in the schools is the Readers' Workshop. Included in Readers' Workshop are two parts: Independent reading and Guided Reading. Both require the students to have individual and group sets of books. Each student has a baggy filled with a least 5 books for the week. They are encouraged to read each night with an adult. This activity allows them to continue literacy and language at home. I want my students as well as their parents to realize that literacy, language and learning is collaboration. First grade is the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Unfortunately, I cannot allow my students to take home all the books as I have done in the past. After seven years, the books are either lost or in very poor condition with pages missing. How I would love for my students to take home the "just right books "{books that are their levels}. Most of the "just right books" fall under the yellow, blue and green levels. Rigby publishes the perfect series. I would love to tell my kids that can take home these books without worrying about how many they can take at a time. Please make the dreams of my students a reality. Help them realize that reading begins in school but continues at home as well.

Mrs. C.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PM collection blue storybooks • Rigby Education $115.00 1 $115.00
PM collection yellow storybooks • Rigby Education $115.00 1 $115.00
PM collection green storybooks • Rigby Education $115.00 1 $115.00

Materials cost

$345.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$406.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.33

Total project goal

$496.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$496.26

1 Donor

-$467.97

Donations toward project cost

-$407.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.37

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$0.00

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