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Ms. Lankenau-Weeks from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Sixth Grade Classroom Library of Our Own

The cost of 4 sets of Ready-to-Go Sixth Grade Classroom Library (from Scholastic Teacher Store) is $1371, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,272 goal

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I am the reading specialist at a charter school in the South Bronx. I teach pull-out classes of 5th and 6th grade students who are low readers. My students begin the year reading below grade level, and I am working with them to improve their skills to the point where they can once again be in the mainstream English class. Our school has classroom libraries for the fifth and sixth grades in the main English classrooms. However, my students have difficulty using these libraries since they are in these other classrooms where my students do not ever have class. (I teach them in a smaller, dedicated classroom, the "reading room.") It has been very difficult to encourage them to read independently when we do not have a reasonable selection of books for them to choose from in the room where I teach. Independent reading is one of the most important ways to improve reading skills. My students would benefit enormously from their own classroom library of books. I know that their enthusiasm would increase exponentially if we had a new selection of books for them to read in the reading room. I am requesting the Scholastic Ready-to-Go Classroom Library Sets for the sixth grade level. Having a variety of interesting and accessible books will make a world of difference to my students' ability and desire to read independently. From the enthusiastic response to the few books that I currently have, I know that my students would take full advantage of the opportunity to read more books. Thank you very much for considering this proposal!

Ms. Lankenau-Weeks
Grades 3-5
  • Adult School #4
  • New York, NY

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ready-to-Go Sixth Grade Classroom Library, Set II • Scholastic Teacher Store $250.00 2 $500.00
Ready-to-Go Sixth Grade Classroom Library • Scholastic Teacher Store $250.00 2 $500.00

Materials cost

$1,000.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,042.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$228.83

Total project goal

$1,271.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,271.26

1 Donor

-$1,199.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,043.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$156.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$72.95

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$0.00

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