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Mrs. Castillo from Weimar TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Make Reading Fun!

Help me give my students the books and sight word games they need to become engaged and confident readers!

  • $228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you know what makes our school the best place in the world? Other than the rock star teachers and creative little learners, it's the community that surrounds us. It's our classroom community, our school community and our small little community where we all live and support each other. My students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! Our school is the only elementary school in our small town, so we really are a tight-knit family. That means if our students need something, we work for it. If they make a mistake, they learn and grow from it. And if we can make our learning more meaningful and fun, we do it! Our students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! However, back in August, many of our students and staff were exposed to a world they've never seen. Our community slowly began to disappear under water. Hurricane Harvey impacted many of our lives, but wouldn't know the loss by my kiddos’ bright and shining faces, the perseverance they show, or the kindness and friendship they pour from their hearts!

My Project

I would like to have enough high-interest, leveled books to add to our classroom library to ensure each child is able to "check out" as many books as they want to take home and read and return. Although I print the black and white paper books for them right now, you can't even begin to compare the engagement level between those and being about to borrow a beautiful color book. The progress (data) speaks for itself. We love to read! I would love to add a variety of books that correlate to our curriculum to extend and enhance my students' learning. I would also like to include a Bananagrams word game as well as pencil grips for my kiddos that are struggling with their fine motor skills.

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

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25 donors25 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LOOBANI Assorted Brain Teasers Metal Wire IQ Puzzles with Plastic Box Package Great Educational Intelligence Toys for Adult Children and Student Expanding Mind 1 Set 20Pcs • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks: Lego Fun Every Day of the Year • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, 114 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
The Pencil Grip Mini Pencil Grips 50 Pack, Assorted Bright Colors (TPG-17550) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
I Spy Year Round Challenger: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Spy A To Z: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Bananagrams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Biscuit's 100th Day of School • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
A Tree for All Seasons (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Scholastic Reader Level 1: I Spy School • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Spy Letters • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$160.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.05

Total project goal

$227.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$227.01

22 Donors

-$109.48

Donations toward project cost

-$101.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.87

match offer

-$107.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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