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  • $804 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Reyes
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Love for Literacy: Ignite the Passion with a New Library!

My students need a well-stocked, up-to-date classroom library that has not only great literature but also non-fiction texts that are grade level appropriate.

My Students

I am an educator because I want my students to love to learn and strive to continue learning for a lifetime. I feel that creating and fostering a passion for learning lies in the students desire to love to read. This supplement of books to my library will be a step to igniting that passion.

I work in a school that is in a rural community.

Because of the location and the moderate poverty rate, literacy achievement in our school is quite low. My students are extremely passionate and exciting young people when they are interested in a topic, so I feel that by providing them with a wonderful, current collection of books and resources to supplement our library will not only enhance my instruction in the content areas but foster a love for learning. I believe that a love for reading lies at the heart of this love for learning. I also have students that are far below grade-level achievement in literacy and therefore selected quite a bit of lower grade level books since the classroom library I inherited as a new teacher was extremely lacking in this area.

My Project

For literature, I chose texts from the "100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime" list to ensure that my students will have the highest quality literature in our classroom library. For non-fiction, I chose texts that align with our common core standards in the content areas (such as electromagnetism, the moon, animal adaptations, etc) to supplement the textbooks that we use in my student's independent reading. Since I do have a little less that half of my class that is under-grade level, I was sure to choose books for our library that they could read independently as well since this area of library was essentially non-existent. My students will use these texts for independent reading as well as research within the classroom. They will learn to enjoy reading as an activity and not a chore because these texts are age-appropriate, interesting, and up-to-date.

Since I am a new teacher, I have realized quickly that all of my huge dreams that I have for my students I will not be able to achieve alone.

I chose to become a teacher because I think there is no greater calling than to help shape the future of society. I truly believe that putting new and exciting texts in their hands will help students find that passion for reading. I would love for you to partner with me in this great endeavor and ignite a spark within these wonderful students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STORAGE TEACHERS POCKET PAL • School Specialty $54.14 1 $54.14
SIGHT WORDS IN A FLASH SET FOUR GR 4+ • School Specialty $32.29 1 $32.29
Comfort Research Classic Bean Bag Chair, Lavender Polka Dot • Amazon $31.00 1 $31.00
Expo Magnetic Dry Erase Easel Board for Kids, 12 x 18 Inches (1763773)-Doubled Sided • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99
Electromagnetism, And How It Works (Scientific American) • Amazon $28.99 1 $28.99
North Carolina (The United States) • Amazon $24.36 1 $24.36
North Carolina (Hello USA) • Amazon $20.55 1 $20.55
The Moon • Amazon $16.39 1 $16.39
Exploding Ants: Amazing Facts About How Animals Adapt • Amazon $15.13 1 $15.13
STORAGE FOR BORDERS AND TRIMMERS • School Specialty $14.62 1 $14.62
The Moon • Amazon $14.55 1 $14.55
Utterly Amazing Science • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods • Amazon $14.19 1 $14.19
642 Things to Write About: Young Writer's Edition • Amazon $14.01 1 $14.01
North Carolina's Amazing Coast: Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas • Amazon $13.65 1 $13.65
What's Your Favorite Animal? • Amazon $13.61 1 $13.61
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball (4) • Amazon $13.56 1 $13.56
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane • Amazon $13.21 1 $13.21
North Carolina (From Sea to Shining Sea, Second) • Amazon $12.20 1 $12.20
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon $11.27 1 $11.27
Ultimate Factivity Collection: Animals • Amazon $11.10 1 $11.10
The Polar Express • Amazon $10.38 1 $10.38
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories • Amazon $9.49 1 $9.49
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon $9.32 1 $9.32
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world • Amazon $9.14 1 $9.14
Raleigh and the State of North Carolina:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids) (Arcadia Kids City Books (Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know)) • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
DK Eyewitness Books: Rocks & Minerals • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
Mystery at Kill Devil Hills #9 Carole Marsh Mysteries - Real Kids Real Places • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
NORTH CAROLINA What's So Great About Sta (Arcadia Kids) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Polar Animal Adaptations (Amazing Animal Adaptations) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
How do Animals Adapt? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
The Moon Book • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Rain Forest Animal Adaptations (Amazing Animal Adaptations) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Ocean Animal Adaptations (Amazing Animal Adaptations) • Amazon $7.10 1 $7.10
Investigating Electromagnetism: Physical Science (Science Readers) • Amazon $6.97 1 $6.97
The Hundred Dresses • Amazon $5.85 1 $5.85
Stargirl • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Hatchet • Amazon $4.51 1 $4.51
The Witches • Amazon $4.30 1 $4.30
The BFG • Amazon $4.06 1 $4.06
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 2) • Amazon $3.65 1 $3.65

Materials cost

$568.48

Vendor shipping charges

$31.83

State sales tax

$44.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$683.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.56

Total project goal

$803.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$803.74

3 Donors

-$803.74

Donations toward project cost

-$683.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.56

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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