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Mr. Saddlemire from Schoharie NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Real Page Turner, Creates an Engaged Learner!

My students need a larger variety of reading level appropriate fiction and nonfiction texts to support a love of reading and growing literacy.

  • $629 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Genuine kindness and a compassionate community. Those are the words that come to mind instantly when reflecting on my group of learners this year. Our school is nestled in the Schoharie River Valley and majestic surrounding mountains. Students have a connection to nature unlike in many other schools. We help family cut wood or harvest crops whenever we aren't in school. We work hard both at school and at home. Being that we are in a very rural setting, high speed internet is not something we all have at home. For this reason it is paramount that while in school everyone has an opportunity to access the internet to both support and enrich their education. Currently we have 3 desktop computers in class and we are so good at sharing computer time, but a few more computers/tablets would go a long way! You will be contributing to the futures of bright, kind, and hard working children who have the work ethic and only the technology, to have explosive growth as learners.

My Project

In a class of varying reading abilities, it is nearly impossible to have a large variety of books for each student that is both ability appropriate and engaging. Our class is made up of below grade level readers all the way up to beyond grade level readers. To keep students personally invested in the growth of their literacy, new and interesting books are crucial. This project, your donation, holds the potential to change a student’s view of reading. We have all come across that one book that changed everything for us, and you could provide that experience for a growing learner. Variety is the spice of life, help us spice up our classroom library! Thank you.

Mr. Saddlemire
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 3 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $234.52 1 $234.52
Grade 3 Fiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $45.54 1 $45.54
Grade 3 Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Grade 3 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $42.54 1 $42.54
Grade 3 Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.34 1 $37.34
Favorite Author Study - Clyde Robert Bulla (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.18 1 $17.18
I Wanna Iguana • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
If Only I Had a Green Nose A Story About Self-acceptance • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
I Wanna New Room • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Hey, Little Ant • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
White Socks Only • AKJ Education $5.31 1 $5.31

Materials cost

$497.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$534.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.35

Total project goal

$628.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$628.99

4 Donors

-$621.93

Donations toward project cost

-$534.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

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$0.00

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