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Mr. Swanson from Goleta CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3rd Grade Library

My students need a variety of high interest books so that they can become lifelong readers. I want to give my students access to the best books that I can find.

  • $1,614 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a public school serving 65% English Language Learners and over 50% of the school population is classified as low income students. Our class loves to read and can't get enough of high interest books in our classroom library.

Our class is full of problem-solvers, creative thinkers, and persevering learners.

We love challenges, hands-on exploration, and curious topics to study. We have 20 students that come in each day with a grateful heart and an open mind to learn.

Our class has a variety of interests in reading. From animals, to leaders in science, to our solar system, there is a huge range of interests that each student is wanting more to learn about.

My Project

These books will continue to encourage new and experienced readers. In providing books worth reading, I hope to help support my students' curiosities, wonderings, and understanding of the world around them. I chose these specific books because they were recommended by librarians, teachers, and students that I have worked with.

My goal is to spread the love of reading in my class.

Many students are lost when it comes to finding great books to read. This project exposes them to a wide variety of award-winning and reader-loved books. I want my students to leave 3rd grade with a rich reading experience that this project can provide.

Mr. Swanson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Wreck (Series of Unfortunate Events box set, #1-13) • AKJ Education $131.40 1 $131.40
39 Clues (11 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $106.92 1 $106.92
The Spiderwick Chronicles • AKJ Education $31.99 1 $31.99
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
The City of Ember • AKJ Education $23.33 1 $23.33
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Fish Girl • AKJ Education $18.25 1 $18.25
Pride Celebrating Diversity & Community • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Leave Me Alone • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Grand Canyon • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Hammer of Thor • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Older Than Dirt: A Wild But True History Of The Earth • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Giant Squid • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Flotsam • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Impact: Asteroids And The Science Of Saving The World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Starfish • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Life On Surtsey: Iceland’S Upstart • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Henry and Ribsy Box Set Henry Huggins, Henry and Ribsy, Ribsy • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Probuditi! • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Freedom Over Me • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Only Road • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
In Plain Sight • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
We Will Not Be Silent • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wolf in the Snow • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How to Make a Wish • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom in Congo Square • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Inquisitor's Tale • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Big Cat, Little Cat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Radiant Child • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Armstrong and Charlie • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Du Iz Tak? • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Good Night Owl • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hello, Universe • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
La Princesa and the Pea • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Unstoppable: True Stories Of Amazing Bionic Animals • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Midnight without a Moon • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Snail and Worm Again • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
They All Saw a Cat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Wolf Hollow • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rani Patel in Full Effect • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Princess and the Warrior • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Juana and Lucas • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Ralph Mouse Collection The Mouse and the Motorcycle/Runaway Ralph/Ralph S. Mouse • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Infamous Ratsos • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! We Are Growing! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
How To Make A Wish • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Breadwinner • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Doll Bones • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Tale of Despereaux • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $6.28 1 $6.28
Henry and the Clubhouse • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry and the Paper Route • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry and Beezus • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ribsy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
"Who Could That Be at This Hour?" • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
"When Did You See Her Last?" • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ella Enchanted • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Heaven • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bezus and Ramona • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry Huggins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ralph S Mouse • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona and Her Father • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry and Ribsy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Strider • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sideways Stories from Wayside School • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Looking For Red • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Muggie Maggie • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Socks • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Completely Clementine • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Clementine and the Spring Trip • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Talented Clementine • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Clementine friend of the week • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Clementine's Letter • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Clementine and the Family Meeting • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Go, Otto, Go! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$1,212.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$110.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,371.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$242.04

Total project goal

$1,613.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,613.61

11 Donors

-$1,475.96

Donations toward project cost

-$1,269.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$206.39

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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