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Ms. Jimenez from Kyle SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Library In Need is A Friend Indeed

My students need 40+ various fiction books to add to our classroom library.

  • $448 goal

This project expired on March 8, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom library is outdated and I know that not even I would want to get books from our library. My students know that our theme is "World Explorers" but we cannot explore without a library filled with books that they WANT to read.

My students live on a reservation in South Dakota.

The school they attend is beautiful and filled with amazing teachers and students. However, my students face many hardships at home such as abuse, alcoholism and poverty. Despite this, they come to school every day, ready to learn and willing to listen. Every one of my students want to go to college and want to change the reservation.

My Project

With these fiction and nonfiction books, my students and I can truly learn to become avid readers who can get lost in our books. Our class goal is to grow 1 1/2 years in our reading levels and the only way to do that is to get them to read, read, read! At the beginning of the year I asked the students to tell me the books they wanted to read because I knew our library didn't have it. They gave me the titles and now I can provide them to my students.

Many of my students want to go to college, but have no idea the hard work and knowledge required to get there.

I know that if I can get them passionate about what they are reading, they will learn to love reading and push their minds to heights they did not know possible.

Ms. Jimenez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 2 $11.94
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Four Book Set Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $31.00 1 $31.00
The Ranger's Apprentice Collection John Flanagan • Barnes and Noble $20.49 1 $20.49
Kristy's Great Idea (BSC Graphix Series) Raina Telgemeier, Ann M. Martin • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
The Truth about Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club Series #3) Ann M. Martin • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Wintergirls Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $2.84 1 $2.84
Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club Series #1) Ann M. Martin • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (The Baby-Sitters Club Series #2) Ann M. Martin • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mary Anne Saves the Day (BSC Graphix Series) Raina Telgemeier, Ann M. Martin • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Sisterhood 4-Book Boxed Set Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $31.49 1 $31.49
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator), Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Ramona Collection: Ramona and Her Father/Ramona the Brave/Ramona the Pest/Beezus and Ramona, Vol. 1 Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Henry Huggins Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Danny the Champion of the World Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The BFG Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
George's Marvelous Medicine Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Junie B Jones: Books 1-8 Barbara Park, Read by Lana Quintal • Barnes and Noble $20.52 1 $20.52
Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story Justin Bieber • Barnes and Noble $11.27 1 $11.27
Titanic: A Nonfiction Companion to Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Will Osborne (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters: A Nonfiction Companion to High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator), Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Polar Bears and the Arctic: A Nonfiction Companion to Polar Pears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator), Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two Joseph Bruchac • Barnes and Noble $1.89 1 $1.89
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia Series #1) C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia Series #2) C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia Series #3) C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-7) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $48.30 1 $48.30

Materials cost

$322.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$380.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.13

Total project goal

$447.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$447.51

11 Donors

-$414.15

Donations toward project cost

-$380.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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