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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!

My students need a book on their birthday to be celebrated!

  • $1,665 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

This project is about reading and community. Many students have birthdays that are just another day but I want to help change that at Reiche School. The goal of this project is for students to receive a book to add to their at home library. They will be able to pick what book they want from the decorated bins. This is also a time for the students to have another positive interaction with a teacher on their special day. We all want to feel celebrated and these students deserve it.

Not only will every student get a book on their birthday but they will be celebrated as part of the larger school community!

Students should feel valued and honored so thank you for considering donating to my project.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Roald Dahl (8 Books) • AKJ Education $47.08 2 $94.16
Favorite Author Study - Dr. Seuss (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $44.85 2 $89.70
Series Sampler - Mercy Watson (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 4 $89.64
Series Sampler - All Star Sports Story (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $28.96 3 $86.88
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $19.45 4 $77.80
Series Sampler - Elephant and Piggie (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.38 2 $74.76
Series Sampler - Fly Guy (5 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 3 $71.73
Kindergarten Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $32.47 2 $64.94
Favorite Author Study - Eric Carle (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.16 2 $52.32
Sterilite 16248006 Medium Ultra Basket, White Basket w/ Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $16.87 3 $50.61
Grade 4 NonFiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $48.53 1 $48.53
Series Sampler - Nate the Great (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.41 2 $44.82
Grade 5 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.83 1 $41.83
Grade 3 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.80 1 $41.80
Grade 4 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $38.05 1 $38.05
Favorite Author Study - Ann Cameron (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 2 $37.34
Favorite Author Study - Judy Blume (4 Books) • AKJ Education $17.93 2 $35.86
Series Sampler - National Geographic Readers (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $11.94 3 $35.82
Favorite Author Study - Mildred Taylor (5 Books) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Favorite Author Study - Roald Dahl (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Series Sampler - Amelia Bedelia (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 2 $29.86
Favorite Author Study - Phyllis Reynold Naylor (5 Books) • AKJ Education $28.40 1 $28.40
Series Sampler - Black Stallion (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $28.40 1 $28.40
Mr. Terupt (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $24.67 1 $24.67
Baseball Card Adventure (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $19.43 1 $19.43
Series Sampler - The Magic Tree House (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.93 1 $17.93
Series Sampler - Young Cam Jansen (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93

Materials cost

$1,299.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$65.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,414.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$249.62

Total project goal

$1,664.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,664.11

5 Donors

-$1,664.10

Donations toward project cost

-$1,414.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$249.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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