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

Book to Inspire and Engage!

Help me give my students new books that interest them and inspire them to read!

  • $654 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my classroom, we have students from all over the world. They bring with them their family histories, their stories and cultures, and of course their amazing personalities. Although distance learning has made things different, we have grown to really respect and care for one another. Now that we are moving to in-person learning we are hoping to get our classroom back in working order and fully stocked with all the things we need to help us be successful.

I hope to not only provide my students with quality learning materials but also quality social-emotional experiences.

My students are so bright, funny, sweet, and respectful and the least I can do is give them a space that really feels like their own. As they re-enter the classroom after being gone for over a year I hope to invite them back into a space that feels safe and full of life. A place they look forward to being everyday, somewhere that inspires them to learn and grow!

My Project

As a new teacher, I am slowly collecting my own classroom materials to help my students succeed. Right now I am fully focused on our classroom library. I've been endlessly researching the best way to organize our library in order for students to feel confident in finding the books that interest them. Now that I know how to set it up, I need books to fill the shelves. Many of the books currently in our room are old, beat up, and of little interest to my students.

Having relevant texts that interest students will allow them to confidently and independently choose books and encourage a love for reading.

I can't wait to see my students grow their own passion for reading. Students that read more books will have a better chance of catching up from this past years learning loss. What better way to do that than having a fully stocked classroom library!

Ms. Malone
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Really Good Stuff Multi-Purpose Plastic Storage Baskets for Classroom or Home Use - Stackable Mesh Plastic Baskets with Grip Handles 13" x 10" (Black - Set of 12) • Amazon Business $64.19 1 $64.19
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Islandborn • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rain School • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Knuffle Bunny • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
There is a Bird on Your Head! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Ear Book • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Am Going! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) An Elephant and Piggie Book • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Are You Ready to Play Outside? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Spaceship • AKJ Education $5.99 1 $5.99
Carla's Big Splash • AKJ Education $5.99 1 $5.99
One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Rainbow of My Own • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Best Friend • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Peter's Chair • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Look What I Can Do • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When I Am Old With You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Visitor for Bear • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rain • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Color of His Own • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Wild Pitch • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Skateboard Breakdown • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Cookie's Week • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My First Graphic Novel: The End Zone • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56
Bug Out! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Jackie Robinson: He Led the Way • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Katydids • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
Cat Tails • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
The Children of Sierra Leone • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
Splash Down! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Pedro's Tricky Tower • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Pedro the Ninja • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Katie's Lucky Birthday • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Goodbye to Goldie • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Boss of the World • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
No More Teasing • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
The Birthday Party (King Series) • AKJ Education $4.02 1 $4.02
Sue Helps Out • AKJ Education $3.76 1 $3.76
Fox on the Job • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Why Do Cats Meow? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Spider's Lunch • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Snail-Snaily-Snails • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Turtle and Snake Go Camping • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Snug Bug • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Giant Squid • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Tiger Is a Scaredy Cat • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Harry Gets Ready for School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Wake Up, Sun! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Bugs! • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Wait, Skates! • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Messy Bessey's School Desk • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Hi! Fly Guy (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
A Picnic • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Fox All Week • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Frogs All Aboard Science Reader Station Stop 1 • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Dog, The • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Hamster Chase • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Good Night, Little Kitten • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
My New School • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

Materials cost

$511.86

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$555.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.04

Total project goal

$653.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$653.58

7 Donors

-$490.72

Donations toward project cost

-$417.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$162.86

Match offers toward project cost

-$138.43

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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