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  • $1,118 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. T.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Do You Remember the Story The Little Engine That Could?

My students need a classroom library, media cart to store the books in, a listening center and a file cabinet which will be used to organize FCAT reading passage worksheets, writing paper, file folder games, periodicals, and additional reading materials for the students to access easily.

Do you remember reading "The Little Engine That Could?" Well my students are the little students who can. We just need the resources to help them reach that goal. I teach third grade and we are preparing for the FCAT state test. Reading comprehension is an important part of that test.

My students are all revved up and ready to learn. The only problem is our classroom is lacking adequate reading materials. We currently have 42 books which the children have already read.

If we had a larger classroom library, the children could read more often in the classroom and enhance their fluency, phonics and reading comprehension skills which will give them the tools that they need to obtain FCAT success. We also need a listening center for the ESOL students who listen to the story as they read along, as well as a media cart, and file cabinet to store additional reading resources which the children have unlimited access to. Some examples include reading workbooks (which do not fit in their desks) file folder language arts games, teacher provided periodicals, writing paper, student reading log folders, and extra reading comprehension worksheets.

Help make this dream become a reality for my classroom. Your donation will empower my students to succeed in reading and feel confident that they will achieve FCAT success. I have taught my students to raise the bar and challenge themselves, yet, I do not have the reading materials to challenge them with. You can fix that. With your help, my "little students who could" can become the little students who DID.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HON(R) 1000 4-Drawer Letter File, Gray • Office Depot Inc. $156.79 1 $156.79
Old Yeller Fred Gipson, Carl Burger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Barry Moser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ralph Mouse Collection: The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, Ralph S. Mouse (Cleary Reissue Series) Beverly Cleary, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator), Louis Darling (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Important Book Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stacking Audio Storage Units • Kaplan Early Learning Company $65.32 1 $65.32
4-Sided Storybook Center - Cherry Stain • Kaplan Early Learning Company $200.00 1 $200.00
12 Quart Storage Container • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.12 4 $20.48
Four Tray Organizer • Kaplan Early Learning Company $74.13 2 $148.26
Lunch Money Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Runaway Racehorse (A to Z Mysteries Series) Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Lucky Baseball Bat: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Matt Christopher, Robert Henneberger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Robert Louis Stevenson, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator), Angus Fletcher (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Ivy and Bean (Ivy and Bean Series #1) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Charlotte's Web E. B. White, Garth Williams, Edith Goodkind Rosenwald, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Garth Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Christmas Catastrophe (Geronimo Stilton Series) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Hoot Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks, Brock Cole (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator), Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Holes Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Uglies Scott Westerfeld, Designed by Rodrigo Corral • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Scrambled States of America Laurie Keller • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
River (Brian's Saga Series #2) Gary Paulsen, Delacorte Press • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Homework Machine Dan Gutman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama Garen Thomas • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Dear Dumb Diary: Boxed Set Books 1-4 Jim Benton • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set Donald J. Sobol • Barnes and Noble $13.97 1 $13.97
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $20.96 1 $20.96

Materials cost

$798.91

Vendor shipping charges

$79.89

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$916.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$201.07

Total project goal

$1,117.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,117.07

1 Donor

-$1,117.07

Donations toward project cost

-$916.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$201.07

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 20 students.

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