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Mrs. Elsie from Charlottesville VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Be A Bookit Filler!!

Help me give my students the chance to fall in love with books!

  • $559 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Roald Dahl said, "I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” As the years have flown by, so have the many books that lived on my library shelves. My library is in desperate need of some new life and the best way to do that is with excellent books! The students I teach are from many different backgrounds, mostly with a hard story to tell. Please help me give them a book that will be a doorway to the future!

My Project

Oscar Wilde's quote, "It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it," really hits what I would like to accomplish. Providing children with many different books and giving them choice, empowers them to be strong thinkers and confident human beings.

Our students struggle with reading a great deal mostly in part to not reading enough.

If we provide strong literature, rich with vocabulary and meaning, we will create an environment for children to thrive in reading.

The other piece is that it shows children that they have a choice when they read. It becomes about finding what speaks to them as readers and embracing it. They may even find a new friend that has the same appetite for reading as they do.

Mrs. Elsie
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney • Amazon Business $63.50 1 $63.50
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, Frenemies Forever, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
Spy School Top Secret Collection: Spy School; Spy Camp; Evil Spy School; Spy Ski School; Spy School Secret Service • Amazon Business $40.49 1 $40.49
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Emily Windsnap: Six Swishy Tails of Land and Sea • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.84 1 $28.84
Timmy Failure Totally Catastrophic 5 Books Collection Set, We Meet Again • Amazon Business $27.22 1 $27.22
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $26.78 1 $26.78
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $21.58 1 $21.58
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.74 1 $19.74
Guts • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
The Bad Guys in Superbad (The Bad Guys #8) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
The Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf (The Bad Guys #9) • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77

Materials cost

$438.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$474.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.76

Total project goal

$558.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$558.42

4 Donors

-$386.00

Donations toward project cost

-$328.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.90

match offer

-$172.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$146.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.86

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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