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Mrs. Dinkes from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Readers Need New and Exciting Books!!

My students need 40+ new and exciting books for our classroom leveled library.

  • $249 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bored with the books in our leveled library. They are out of date and in very worn condition. My students would be thrilled to receive new books that are catered to their interests.

The school that I teach in is an inner city school.

The students who attend the school are low income and live in the housing projects that surround the school. The students that you would be helping are Special Needs students in grades Kindergarten, First and Second. These students have various learning and emotional disabilities. Most of them come from broken families who find stability and a sense of security at school. They are a wonderful group of students who are eager to learn and exciting about about going to school everyday.

My Project

I am asking for books for my classrooms leveled library. The books that I currently have in my library are in poor condition. They are old books that are outdated and uninteresting to my students. Most of my students only opportunity to read books is at school. I want to surround these underprivileged children with books that they will enjoy and be exciting about reading. I chose specific books that I know my students will enjoy and that will peak their interest.

This project is so important because by donating to my project you will be exposing young, impressionable readers to new books that they wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to read.

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

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snowman: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book Raymond Briggs • AKJ BOOKS $1.99 1 $1.99
Sleepy Dog: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book) Harriet Ziefert • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Bones: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Stephen Krensky • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Mice Are Nice: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Charles Ghigna, Jon Goodell (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Wake Up, Sun!: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) David L. Harrison • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Statue of Liberty: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Lucille Rech Penner • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
P. J. Funnybunny Camps Out: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Marilyn Sadler, Roger Bollen (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Happy Birthday, Thomas!: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Random House • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Tiger Is a Scaredy Cat: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Norman Gorbaty • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Dinosaur Babies: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Peter Barrett • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Sir Small and the Dragonfly: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) John O'Brien • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Cat in the Hat: Cooking with the Cat (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book) Bonnie Worth, Christopher Moroney (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Stan Berenstain • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Big Bird Says ... A Game to Read and Play: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Sesame Street • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Mouse Makes Words: A Phonics Reader (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book) Deborah Hembrook, Kathryn Heling, Patrick Joseph (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Me Too, Woody! (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book) Heidi Kilgras, RH Disney, Atelier Philippe Harchy (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill: A Phonics Reader (Early Step into Reading Series: A Step 1 Book) Martha Weston • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Finding Nemo: Just Keep Swimming (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book) RH Disney • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
All Stuck Up: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Linda Hayward, Normand Chartier (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Hot Dog (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book) Molly Coxe, Molly Coxe (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Thomas Goes Fishing (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book) Rev. W. Awdry • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Elmo Says Achoo! (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 1 Book) Sarah Albee, Tom Brannon (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Just like Me RH Disney • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Run, Remy, Run! (Ratatouille Series: A Step into Reading Book: Step 1) RH Disney • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Big Egg (Step into Reading Books Series) Molly Coxe • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
A Cars Christmas RH Disney, Random House Disney Staff • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Pup Speaks Up (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book) Anna Jane Hays, Valeria Petrone (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Platypus! ( Step Into Reading Series) Paul Mirocha • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
I Like Bugs G. Brian Karas • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Too Many Cats Lori Haskins Houran, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
I Like Stars Margaret Wise Brown, Joan Paley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Tae Kwon Do! Terry Pierce • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Dancing Dinos Go to School Sally Lucas, Margeaux Lucas • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
The Spooky Sound (Disney/Pixar Cars) Melissa Lagonegro, Ron Cohee • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Race Team RH Disney • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Dancing Dinos at the Beach Margeaux Lucas, Sally Lucas • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
City Cats, Country Cats (Road to Reading Series: Mile 1) Barbara Hazen Shook, Pam Paparone (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Panda Kisses Kay Widdowson • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
10 Things I Can Do to Help My World Melanie Walsh, Melanie Walsh (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.93 1 $10.93
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion Mo Willems • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 1 $9.99
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection Dr. Seuss • AKJ BOOKS $24.96 1 $24.96

Materials cost

$174.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$211.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.35

Total project goal

$249.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$249.00

1 Donor

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$154.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$130.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.10

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$0.00

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