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Ms. A. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Buckets and Baskets

The cost of 30 storage baskets for this proposal is $145, 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>.

  • $145 goal

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This is my first year teaching 5th grade and I am part of a fabulous magnet cluster school in Chicago with emphasis on Literature and Writing. Our school does not have a library, however, our classrooms are constantly being populated with books across all genres (from grants, budget, out-of-pocket). Our staff is constantly reading together on how to improve our libraries and reading experiences for our children. As research finds, the "old way" of arranging books spine-out is OUT! What benefits student exploration is books in baskets or buckets facing cover-out and arranged by genres, authors, or series and themes. This is the "IN" way! We have found this to be very inviting for students during Independent reading time. They know their way around the libraries and can have "adult" conversations if you will, about authors and comparing novels. Since I am new to this school, I don't have the buckets or baskets needed for all the books in my room. As a result, some are the "OUT", and some are the "IN" way! HELP! All of our areas are literature based, Science, Social Studies, & Math. Children can learn from the self-exploration of trade books rather than "Chapter 5, pg 89" in their text book. YUCK! I have the heart and the imagination to make my library an oasis for my children (I just finished creating a 6ft tree!) now all I need are the Buckets and Baskets!!

Ms. A.
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LARGE WHITE STORAGE BASKET MFG NO: B810W • ABC School Supply, Inc. $3.79 15 $56.85
MEDIUM WHITE STORAGE BASKET MFG NO: B809W • ABC School Supply, Inc. $2.19 15 $32.85

Materials cost

$89.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$118.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.10

Total project goal

$145.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$145.00

1 Donor

-$136.74

Donations toward project cost

-$119.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.38

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$0.00

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