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Ms. Wheeler from Gilbert AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

7th Grade Literacy Center II

Help me give my students nonfiction books and seating to complete our literary center.

  • $626 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my classroom work daily on developing character, and we have a code of kindness, integrity, and curiosity. Some came into our learning environment loving books, reading and were innately creative and compassionate. Other students are in the process of developing these characteristics. No matter where we are in our journey, we believe in celebrating what everyone brings to our classroom and what we can learn from each other and books.

Daily, we strive to create a culture of enthusiastic reading and use reading as a reward.

We do book talks, book dating, book selfies, and book sales pitches. Books are so important to our classroom as our schedule does not permit us to use the elementary library and many of our students do not have access to books at home. Our classroom library is an essential resource for students to have access to high-quality and high-interest books. For students who master concepts early, we reward them by allowing them to self-select a book that interests them

My Project

This is the second phase of a literacy center we are building and this is the original writeup on it: These library sets, bookcases, and chairs are the basic core components upon which we will build our classroom library. Our classroom library is both a place of learning enrichment and a reward for completing assignments. All books are treated with respect, love, and care because we know that they are a shared resource for the entire community to use. These titles have been selected because they provide a range of interests, abilities, and genres. Our goal is to have every student become a lover of books.

These new books will allow our students to choose books that interest them and encourage them to read independently.

All students should have the option to read at their level and have books that will help them reach the next level. The best way to create young readers is to give them a choice in books and encouragement to explore the world in print form. We read together, but self-selecting books in a critical step in helping students develop a reading identity. These books will allow them to do that.

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Wiggle Stool, Adjustable Height 12”, 14”, 16”, or 18” for Active Seating in The Classroom, Black (00300U01C) • Amazon Business $50.68 2 $101.36
Pack of 25 – Clear Plastic Shelf Label Holder, Wood Shelf Sign and Ticket Holder, Clips On to Shelves 5/8" to 3/4" Thick - Length of Label Area, 3" X Height of Label Area, 7/8" • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Why is Art Full of Naked People: And other vital questions about art • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
What Should Darla Do? Featuring the Power to Choose • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Untold History of the United States: The Complete First Season • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Awesome Achievers in Technology: Super and Strange Facts about 12 Almost Famous History Makers • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
It's Up to You, Abe Lincoln • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Around the World • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
The Great Fire • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
PDP-100, (100/pkg), 882 E Compatible Testing Forms (100 Sheet Pack) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Escape from Alcatraz: The Mystery of the Three Men Who Escaped From The Rock (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Totally Wacky Facts About History (Mind Benders) • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Headline Sign Stick-On Vinyl Letters, Black, 3-Inch (31311) • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45
The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$461.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$531.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.85

Total project goal

$625.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$625.66

1 Donor

-$531.81

Donations toward project cost

-$531.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$93.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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