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Ms. McDonough from Portland ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Birthday Books for All! #2

My students need books to add to their personal libraries on their birthday.

  • $1,126 goal

This project expired on May 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazing group of diverse learners in Portland, Maine. We have students from all economic circumstances; many of whom are English Language Learners. We are in an urban environment located on the coast of Maine. Students at our school need rich learning opportunities, facilitated by knowing teachers. Due to the various backgrounds of our student body, we are in need of materials and tools to narrow the experiential gap of our students especially those tools which strengthen language development. Our school is an important part of our local community and strengthening our community connection is a priority.

My Project

My students needs a book on their Birthday to celebrate them and their love of reading. This project includes a cart and bins to hold all of the fabulous books that the students will get to choose from.

This project will increase the number of books in the hands of students while increasing the positive school environment.

Some students do not receive a gift on their birthday and this project would ensure that they do. I feel that we need to make a greater effort to put books in the hands of students that they get to keep and add to their personal libraries. Who doesn't want a book? No one.

Ms. McDonough
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF464 - Leveled Library Mobile Storage Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 4 $115.96
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
National Geographic Readers (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.90 2 $41.80
Fairytales for Girls (10 Books) • AKJ Education $19.50 2 $39.00
Oldies but Goodies - Fairytales (10 Books) • AKJ Education $19.50 2 $39.00
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? • AKJ Education $10.95 3 $32.85
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? • AKJ Education $10.94 3 $32.82
National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $3.59 5 $17.95
Face to Face with Whales • AKJ Education $5.07 3 $15.21
National Geographic Readers: Sleep, Bear! • AKJ Education $3.59 4 $14.36
National Geographic Readers: Pandas • AKJ Education $3.59 4 $14.36
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $3.59 4 $14.36
National Geographic Readers: Wolves • AKJ Education $3.59 4 $14.36
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Education $3.59 4 $14.36
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! • AKJ Education $3.59 4 $14.36
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $4.49 3 $13.47
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Mercy Watson to the Rescue • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Mercy Watson Fights Crime • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky this Way Comes • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
National Geographic Readers: Trucks • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Mummies • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes! • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Weather • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Deadly Predators • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Bats • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Manatees • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82

Materials cost

$869.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$956.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$168.80

Total project goal

$1,125.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,125.31

1 Donor

-$1,125.31

Donations toward project cost

-$956.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$168.80

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$0.00

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