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

A Library of our Own

My students need a classic 7th grade library for our classroom.

  • $556 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has been struggling to keep teachers. Changing to new standards and other economic pressures have had an impact on this community and, by extension, my students. My students are curious, rambunctious, and earnest.

They are mostly low income students in a predominately rural Hispanic community.

All students receive free lunches at our school. Many student have family members who used to be incarcerated at the now closed private prison. We have many At Risk student and many students's reading level is well below 7th grade, some as far behind at 5 grades.

My Project

I require my students to read independently, but I haven't been a middle school teacher before, so many of my books in my classroom library are either not the right reading level or not appropriate for middle school students. Help!

Having a library of our own, will allow students to easily change books when they have finished one.

It will make it so we can have a community of students who have read the same book, but at their own pace. It will help me find a book for each student to love. If I can get a reluctant reader to love just one book, it will help that student use that book as an anchor for later learning.

Mrs. J.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 7 Classic Grade Level Library • AKJ Education $409.54 1 $409.54

Materials cost

$409.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$471.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.27

Total project goal

$555.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$555.16

1 Donor

-$277.57

Donations toward project cost

-$235.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.63

match offer

-$277.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$235.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.64

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$0.00

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