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  • $812 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bookcase Seeking Books. Help Promote Literacy.

My students need 70+ books.

My Students

National Geographic magazines are great don't get me wrong but they are about the only thing in my class library right now.

My 110 students love to read.

I work with a great bunch of bookworms who are deep into books constantly. My most common redirection isn't asking to turn in late work or to ask students to stop talking but rather put the book away. The kids would benefit from content specific reading material.

My Project

My students will learn to approach social studies from multiple areas. If I can build a class library that ranges from reference materials to historical fiction I can provide my students a choice to further their investigation of a topic. I recommend books often but wish I could let them browse a larger collection and let them continue at their own pace.

This project is important in order to strengthen the bond between social studies and language arts.

I teach my class in the spirit of interdisciplinary studies. I want my students to pull concepts from several content areas out of my class. This will project will help to place social studies on a level that serves a purpose in promoting literacy rather simply memorizing names and dates.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Presidential Courage • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Robert F Kennedy • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
The Kennedy White House: Family Life and Pictures, 1961-1963 • AKJ Books $14.80 1 $14.80
Alexander the Great • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Attila the Hun • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Becoming Buddha • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Catherine the Great • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Twilight Zone: Deaths Head Revisited • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Resistance, Book 1 • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
The Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1-7 Larry Gonic • AKJ Books $16.98 1 $16.98
The Cartoon History of the Universe II, Volumes 8-13: From t • AKJ Books $17.75 1 $17.75
The Sons of Liberty 1 • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
An Acquaintance With Darkness • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Broken Song • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Dragon''s Gate • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Incident At Hawk''s Hill • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Lyddie • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Lyddie • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Riot Walter Dean Myers • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Riot • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
The Big Burn • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
The Luxe • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
The Root Cellar Janet Lunn, N. R. Jackson (Artist) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Turn Homeward, Hannalee • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Where the Lilies Bloom • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Luxe • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
The Root Cellar Janet Lunn, N. R. Jackson (Artist) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Turn Homeward, Hannalee • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Where the Lilies Bloom • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Mississippi Trial, 1955 • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Rock And The River • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Assassin • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Backtracked • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Daughter of Xanadu • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Good Fortune • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Hurricane Song • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Search and Destroy Dean Hughes • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Song of the Buffalo Boy • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Musician''s Daughter • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Ransom of Mercy Carter • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Witch of Blackbird Pond • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Abe Lincoln Grows Up Carl Sandburg, James Daugherty (Illustr • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Abraham Lincoln: Friend of the People Clara Ingram Judson • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Sterling Point Books: Ben Franklin: Inventing America Thomas • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Franklin Delano Roosevelt • AKJ Books $8.10 1 $8.10
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (20th Century) • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
George Washington • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Lincoln Photobio • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Our Country''s Presidents: All You Need to Know about the Pre • AKJ Books $18.46 1 $18.46
Adolf Hitler • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Cixi • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Fidel Castro''s Cuba • AKJ Books $28.56 1 $28.56
Genghis Khan • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Henry VIII • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Joseph Stalin • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Julius Caesar • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
King George III • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Napoleon • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Queen Eleanor:Independent Spirit of the Medieval World • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Vlad the Impaler • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Vlad the Impaler: The Real Count Dracula Enid A. Goldberg, N • AKJ Books $22.94 1 $22.94
A Life with Karol • AKJ Books $18.50 1 $18.50
An Autobiography • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography Fidel Castro, • AKJ Books $16.28 1 $16.28
Infidel • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
John Paul II • AKJ Books $25.86 1 $25.86
The Rise of Benedict XVI • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Unbowed • AKJ Books $11.10 1 $11.10
Why He Is a Saint • AKJ Books $16.65 1 $16.65

Materials cost

$602.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$689.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.68

Total project goal

$811.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$811.22

5 Donors

-$423.13

Donations toward project cost

-$408.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$331.07

Match offers toward project cost

-$281.41

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$57.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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