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Ms. Davis from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Club at Beckley Elementary

My students need books to keep them engaged in reading including Henry and Mudge, Curious George, and The Choose Your Own Adventure series.

  • $2,245 goal

This project expired on March 5, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As adults, we could all name our favorite book series, the one we couldn't stop reading, which ultimately developed us into true readers. We have come to the realization that our students have not experienced this desire for reading.

Our population is 78% Hispanic and over 80% of our students qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.

They do not have the funds for libraries in their own homes so they rely on us to provide this opportunity for them. They struggle with having an interest in the books they randomly pick off a book shelf here and there. We know it just takes that one series to catch their attention and we can hook them. First, we knew we needed to increase the stamina and rigor of students’ reading. We compared this to watching a sport on T.V. and never playing it, but then expecting to be great at t. So, we have taught the students to sit and read a book for an extended period of time. It is now time to put books in their hands that will keep them interested.

My Project

Each teacher in our school has chosen a series of books that have meaning to them or which they enjoyed reading as a child. We are purchasing multiple copies of that entire series, with each teacher identifying a corner of their classroom which would be dedicated to that specific book series Students choose a series they would like to read and then visit that teacher in the morning before school starts. The teacher gives them the first book in the series and the student reads the book. After they are finished, the student visits the same teacher to swap the book for the next in the series. Accountability for reading is made through student-teacher interaction and a relationship is developed to keep the students interested in the series.

Our students deserve to have this feeling of comfort and escape in literature.

As teachers, we need to provide this place for them. Without us putting great literature in our student's hands, they will never know what it feels like to fall in love with a good book, and feel like you've lost a good friend once you are done reading it.

Ms. Davis
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 900 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Spiderwick Chronicles, the Complete Series: The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath • Amazon Business $24.49 6 $146.94
Mystery of the Maya/House of Danger/Race Forever/Escape (Choose Your Own Adventure 5-8) • Amazon Business $17.51 6 $105.06
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-4) • Amazon Business $17.15 6 $102.90
Completely Clementine (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $12.33 6 $73.98
Clementine • Amazon Business $5.99 10 $59.90
Curious George • Amazon Business $5.41 10 $54.10
Curious George Around Town (6 Volume Set) • Amazon Business $7.62 6 $45.72
Henry and Mudge and The Tall Tree House • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Howliday Inn (Bunnicula and Friends) • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Return to Howliday Inn (Bunnicula and Friends) • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow (Bunnicula and Friends) • Amazon Business $6.88 6 $41.28
The Celery Stalks at Midnight (Bunnicula and Friends) • Amazon Business $6.88 6 $41.28
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.53 9 $40.77
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery • Amazon Business $3.66 10 $36.60
Clementine's Letter (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
Clementine and the Spring Trip (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
Clementine, Friend of the Week (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
Clementine and the Family Meeting • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
Nighty-Nightmare (Bunnicula and Friends) • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
Bunnicula Strikes Again! (Bunnicula and Friends) • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
The Talented Clementine • Amazon Business $5.39 6 $32.34
The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House #16) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
The Class Election from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures, No. 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Dingoes at Dinnertime (Magic Tree House, No. 20) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Viking Ships At Sunrise (Magic Tree House, No. 15) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Day Of The Dragon-King (Magic Tree House 14, paper) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House, No. 13) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House, No. 19) • Amazon Business $4.53 6 $27.18
The Abominable Snowman (Choose Your Own Adventure #1) • Amazon Business $6.75 4 $27.00
Curious George and the Birthday Surprise • Amazon Business $3.56 6 $21.36
Curious George Says Thank You • Amazon Business $3.49 6 $20.94
The Zombie Zone (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House, No. 17) • Amazon Business $3.29 6 $19.74
Henry And Mudge In The Sparkle Days • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Curious George Goes Camping • Amazon Business $2.06 6 $12.36
Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge Take The Big Test: Ready-To-Read Level 2 (Paper) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge And Annie's Perfect Pet : Read-to-read Level 2 • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge And The Long Weekend: Ready-To-Read Level 2 (Paper) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge And The Bedtime Thumps: Ready-To-Read Level 2 (Paper) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge And The Wild Wind: Ready-To-Read Level 2 (Paper) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Ready-to-Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge And Annies Good Move • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge in the Family Trees • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge And The Happy Cat • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge And The Best Day Of All Ready To Read Level 2 English Edition • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge In Puddle Trouble • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Henry And Mudge And The Careful Cousin: Ready-To-Read Level 2 • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Henry And Mudge And The Snowman Plan • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98

Materials cost

$1,716.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$134.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,907.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$336.61

Total project goal

$2,244.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,244.06

1 Donor

-$2,244.06

Donations toward project cost

-$1,907.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$336.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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