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Mrs. Shawcroft from Alamosa CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book A Day Keeps the Kids Engaged!

Help me give my students a love of reading by helping me attain books for "Classroom Book a Day".

  • $633 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are dedicated to their education and have the kindest hearts out there. I teach in a poverty-stricken area, so many kids lack access to resources outside of school. They come to school to learn, and they come to school to feel safe and welcomed.

Each student has a distinct personality which is what makes them so fun to teach!

I feel that they deserve the best education that they can get, and I know that it is my job to deliver it.

My Project

I love reading to my kids, and research has shown the importance of reading picture books to kids of all ages. I teach 5th graders, and I want to join in the Classroom Book a Day movement. I tried it last year, but found it difficult to attain books that interested my students that they hadn't already read. I tried the public library as well, but struggled to make time to search for books, and then return them in a timely manner.

I am hoping to start a library of my own, with books chosen to engage and expand my students thinking.

I want to offer genres that they may not have looked at before. I see the power that picture books have, and I know that reading one picture book per day will keep our read-aloud time exciting, and engaging!

I am so excited to try this again next year, and I am hoping to get a head start on creating the library of books that will help me be successful!

Mrs. Shawcroft
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mars Needs Moms! • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
The Sweetest Fig • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Stranger • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Pete & Pickles • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Twilight Comes Twice • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
The North Star • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
What Do You Do With a Chance? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Imagine • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Other Side • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Salamander Sky • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Florette • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
One • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Rosa • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Sweet Smell of Roses • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Star of Fear, Star of Hope • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fiona's Luck • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Keeping Quilt: 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Storyopolis Books) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Hurricane • Amazon Business $7.32 1 $7.32
The Old Woman Who Named Things • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
White Socks Only (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pumpkin Jack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes (Ways to Say It) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Big Pumpkin • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Stone Soup • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$470.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$537.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.90

Total project goal

$632.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$632.68

2 Donors

-$627.68

Donations toward project cost

-$533.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.15

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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