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Mrs. Carlson from Burlington IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wonderful Things Can Happen With a Strong Beginning!

Help me give my students books full of adventure and excitement! I would love to start the year with beautiful books to to help aide my kids into becoming the best Kindergartner that they can be!

  • $288 goal

This project expired on August 4, 2019.

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My Students

Hello! My classroom consists of 24 smiling and eager to learn Kindergartners! As a teacher in a low income/high poverty school district, my students face many challenges outside of the classroom. I want my classroom to be a place where my students can come and feel at home. I believe that a student will learn their best when they most importantly feel loved but also when they have the proper materials to enhance their learning.

My students are creative, silly, clever and eager to learn!

We are a Title I school with seventy-five percent of the students receiving free or reduced price lunch and eleven percent receiving services as English Language Learners. My students come to class with different learning and emotional needs, as well as different language and nationalities.

My Project

These books that I have chosen for my students will start their year off on the right foot! So often we jump into academics and don't give our students enough time to grow and learn as individuals. We don't teach them how to follow rules properly or how to manage their emotions.

Not only do I want my students brain to grow, I want their hearts to grow as well.

Please help me to supply my classroom with wonderful books to help teach my kids how to handle their emotions and self regulate. My goal is to create strong and loving kids and I believe teaching them early is the way to do just that!

Mrs. Carlson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Teach Your Dragon Empathy: Help Your Dragon Understand Empathy. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids Empathy, Compassion and Kindness. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level D: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Disney Princess Reading Adventures Disney Princess Level 1 Boxed Set • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fancy Nancy's Fantastic Phonics (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
World of Reading Marvel Meet the Super Heroes! (Pre-Level 1 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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