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Mrs. Schaus from Orange Park FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beloved Classroom Books

My students need more books to read. These books are some of the beloved titles that never spend time on the shelf in our classroom.

  • $691 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is multicultural and rich with so many different nationalities. Our students truly look like those amazing children holding hands around the globe pictures!

Our diverse school includes twenty five percent of our students who have parents in the military.

Our population is nearly fifty percent minority. We have about sixteen percent of our students on free or reduced price lunch. In addition, we have a large ESE percentage. Most recently, we are seeing the effects of Hurricane Irma and receiving students from Puerto Rico who are learning English for the first time.

Our school is tasked with making gains on the state test each year, by creating the space and mindset that is conducive to each child achieving his or her goals. This is always a priority and a challenge to raise our standards and encourage our students to perform their very best.

My Project

You know what they say, "The more you read, the more you know!" My students love, love, love to read. The problem at times is getting great books into their hands. Studies have shown that students make the most gains on state wide test when they have a proficient reading level. This level can be obtained by getting students to not only read, but enjoy what they are reading. This gives me the challenge of providing books that are interesting for my students to read and enjoy their experience. Likewise, these books need to be a variety of reading levels to help each student find their own interests on their own level.

Bent, torn, taped together, or even missing pages: these books like Harriet the Spy and Harry Potter are definitely the books that spend the least amount of time on the shelves in our classroom and are most loved by my students.

Many of these such books are in need of being replaced. It is always a heartbreaking day when one of the most loved books can no longer be repaired. This project will keep my kids in the book reading business with no more heartaches.

Mrs. Schaus
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 44 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Wreck (Series of Unfortunate Events box set, #1-13) • AKJ Education $131.40 1 $131.40
Harriet the Spy • AKJ Education $5.10 15 $76.50
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • AKJ Education $63.46 1 $63.46
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 Revised • AKJ Education $40.88 1 $40.88
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Peter and the Sword of Mercy • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.63 1 $10.63
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9 The Long Haul • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Double Down • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5 The Ugly Truth • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 6: Cabin Fever • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 7 The Third Wheel • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 - Hard Luck • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
The Magic Thief: Home Book Four • AKJ Education $9.35 1 $9.35
Peter and the Starcatchers • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Peter and the Shadow Thieves • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Framed! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Magic Thief: Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Magic Thief: Found • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Magic Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Cool Beans The Further Adventures of Beanboy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Dragon's Guide to Making Your Human Smarter • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
I Survived #1: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #8: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #11: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #7: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #6: I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #10: I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #4: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #5: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$548.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$586.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.58

Total project goal

$690.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$690.55

2 Donors

-$670.55

Donations toward project cost

-$569.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.58

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

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$0.00

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