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Mrs. Dery from Saint Paul MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

4th Grade Book Worms

Help me give my students new and engaging books. Our classroom library is in need of a make over, and these books will help us move from cracked, yellowing, old titles to beautiful new books.

  • $872 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The scholars in my classroom represent multiple cultures from around the world, the United States and St. Paul. In my room alone you can hear Amharic, Hmong, Karen, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and English.

Their beautiful smiles come in each morning to greet me with excitement for the day, ready to learn and take on their next challenge.

They are fearless when it comes to learning. They accept the daily challenges set in front of them, eager to help each other, and celebrate each others successes. Their desire to learn has spread to a desire to help each other learn as well. Our saying in class is, if you want to help someone make sure you, "teach them, don't tell them". This desire they have for learning gives me the extra fuel I need everyday to continue to raise the bar on my teaching and how I present their learning tasks.

My Project

Everyone knows that books are the heart of any classroom, and my classroom is no different. Except that my classroom library is old and out dated. For the last 2 years I have been slowly purchasing new books and titles through book clubs, my own money and fundraisers. Each time I bring a new book or title into our room, I have to draw names to see who will add it to their book box collection for reading. They are hungry for new books, but not for the old books that fill our classroom library shelves. This is why this project is so important to my students. By restocking our shelves with new books and titles, I can hopefully meet their appetite for reading. Please help us make this happen.

Mrs. Dery
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR690X - I Can Read! Readers - Complete Series • Lakeshore Learning Materials $145.00 1 $145.00
Field Trip Mysteries Book Set (Set of 16) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $81.56 1 $81.56
DC Super Heroes Books - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.76 1 $40.76
GG912 - Level S Extra Book Set - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.00 1 $36.00
Sports Illustrated Kids: Graphic Novels (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.66 1 $35.66
TT919 - Level I Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
GG909 - Level Q Extra Book Set - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
GG913 - Level T Extra Book Set - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.00 1 $33.00
GG911 - Level R Extra Book Set - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.00 1 $33.00
TT942 - Level K Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.00 1 $32.00
TT918 - Level H Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
TT949 - Level P Extra Book Set - Gr. 3-4 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
TT948 - Level O Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT943 - Level L Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
TT947 - Level N Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
TT944 - Level M Extra Book Set - Gr. 2-3 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
TT941 - Level J Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.00 1 $23.00

Materials cost

$699.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$740.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.67

Total project goal

$871.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$871.15

7 Donors

-$780.23

Donations toward project cost

-$740.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$90.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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