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

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The cost of 54 different titles from Follett Library Resources, includng Mean Soup, The Little Red Hen, Frederick, Figure Skating, and Tucker, is $811, 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>.

  • $795 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Varnville Elementary is a rural school,with a little over 450 students. I am the new media specialist and have found VES to be a reading school. Students have done an exceptional job increasing their reading skills along with state test scores. The importance of reading has been stressed from PreK through 4th grade at VES. There are baskets and piles of paperback books placed throughout the school in hopes that a child will pick one up and read instead of misbehaving. The love of literature is evident. I would like to see students enjoying more reading by having more and newer books in the library. Over 2,000 books have been weeded from the collection this year, because of age or condition, with many more that could join their ranks! We have the reading program "Reading Counts". It is a program that tests comprehension after reading a book. Students earn points and can get incentives. It depends on how devoted the school is to the program as to the level of participation and rewards. We deperately need books that are in the reading list. The reading program was introduced several years ago but has since gone by the wayside. This might be just the type of incentive that reluctant readers need to boost their interest in reading. It will not be so much a competition between students, but a competition within each student to see how many books they can read each year. Research has shown that by itself a reading program such as Reading Counts does not increase reading skill, but used as a tool in a defined reading program it has shown great results for increasing reading skills and inspired an interest in reading.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
big red barn • Follett Library Resources $17.89 1 $17.89
the little red hen • Follett Library Resources $16.89 1 $16.89
tucker • Follett Library Resources $16.10 1 $16.10
the chicken or the egg? • Follett Library Resources $14.62 1 $14.62
mary marony and the chocolate • Follett Library Resources $13.59 1 $13.59
dinosaurumpus! • Follett Library Resources $13.56 1 $13.56
clara ann cookie • Follett Library Resources $12.75 1 $12.75
cherry tree • Follett Library Resources $11.96 1 $11.96
zorz hurston and the china berry tree • Follett Library Resources $11.86 1 $11.86
the tub people • Follett Library Resources $10.96 1 $10.96
anno's counting book • Follett Library Resources $10.96 1 $10.96
back home • Follett Library Resources $10.96 1 $10.96
the egyptian cinderella • Follett Library Resources $10.96 1 $10.96
christmas trolls • Follett Library Resources $10.86 1 $10.86
a color of his own • Follett Library Resources $10.56 1 $10.56
hawk I'm your brother • Follett Library Resources $10.56 1 $10.56
good luck, mrs.k! • Follett Library Resources $10.56 1 $10.56
figure skating • Follett Library Resources $10.46 1 $10.46
the friendship • Follett Library Resources $10.46 1 $10.46
winter olympics • Follett Library Resources $10.46 1 $10.46
bobsledding and the luge • Follett Library Resources $10.46 1 $10.46
the gingerbread boy • Follett Library Resources $10.46 1 $10.46
the little old lady who wasn't afraid of anything • Follett Library Resources $10.26 1 $10.26
baby • Follett Library Resources $10.26 1 $10.26
the well: david's story • Follett Library Resources $9.96 1 $9.96
mean soup • Follett Library Resources $9.96 1 $9.96
journey • Follett Library Resources $9.86 1 $9.86
caps, hats, sock and mittens • Follett Library Resources $9.76 1 $9.76
alexander and the wind-up mouse • Follett Library Resources $9.76 1 $9.76
because of winn-dixie • Follett Library Resources $9.76 1 $9.76
what happened to patrick's dinosaur • Follett Library Resources $9.76 1 $9.76
frederick • Follett Library Resources $9.76 1 $9.76
down comes the rain • Follett Library Resources $9.36 1 $9.36
earthquakes • Follett Library Resources $9.36 1 $9.36
day light, night light • Follett Library Resources $9.36 1 $9.36
flash, crash, rumble and • Follett Library Resources $9.36 1 $9.36
fossils tell of long ago • Follett Library Resources $9.36 1 $9.36
corn is maize: the gift • Follett Library Resources $9.36 1 $9.36
the chocolate touch • Follett Library Resources $9.36 1 $9.36
The 18th emergency • Follett Library Resources $9.36 1 $9.36
beans on the roof • Follett Library Resources $9.36 1 $9.36
herbie jones • Follett Library Resources $9.26 1 $9.26
herbie jones and hamburger head • Follett Library Resources $9.26 1 $9.26
all along the river • Follett Library Resources $8.96 1 $8.96
apples of your eye • Follett Library Resources $8.96 1 $8.96
circle of gold • Follett Library Resources $8.86 1 $8.86
horrible harry's secret • Follett Library Resources $8.36 1 $8.36
harry takes a bath • Follett Library Resources $8.36 1 $8.36
horrible harry in room 2 b • Follett Library Resources $8.36 1 $8.36
the cow in the house • Follett Library Resources $8.36 1 $8.36
cat games • Follett Library Resources $8.36 1 $8.36
the blind men and the elephant • Follett Library Resources $8.16 1 $8.16
class picture day • Follett Library Resources $8.16 1 $8.16
doll party • Follett Library Resources $7.86 1 $7.86

Materials cost

$562.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$651.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$143.10

Total project goal

$795.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$795.00

1 Donor

-$795.00

Donations toward project cost

-$652.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$143.00

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$0.00

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