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Ms. Zwerling from Delavan WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bookmobile Expansion To Middle School

My students need books that are appropriate for middle school-aged children so that we can expand our district's summer book mobile project to provide them with appropriate literature.

  • $1,055 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

P. Middle School is home to nearly 500 students in grades 6-8 who are “beating the odds” when it comes to academic success! Our school district student body is rich in its diversity as it reflects the makeup of the surrounding communities.

From an early age, our students are exposed to a variety of ethnic backgrounds languages and cultures different than their own.

Our student body is about 48.2 percent Latino, 46.6 percent Caucasian and 2.0 percent Black. 77 percent of our students are categorized by the state as economically disadvantaged, 23.8 percent have limited English proficiency(*2015-16 statistics).

My Project

Over the past few years, the district has driven a bookmobile around our district once per week in the summer, delivering books and popsicles to elementary students. In the area of reading, the best way to ensure that students are not losing the skills that they learned all year at school is to give them continuous opportunities to practice. Students borrow a few books each week and exchange them the following week. Stops tend to be at local parks and within densely populated neighborhoods. We will have seven stops on Thursday afternoons and into the early evening for eight weeks, from mid-June through mid-August.

This grant would allow us to expand the program to include middle schools students, in grades six through eight.

This year we have also partnered with Feeding America, so, instead of popsicles, we will be providing kids with hearty snacks/sack lunches. We are a high poverty district, so being able to provide hungry kids with food and something to read is important to helping ensure that our students enjoy a safe, productive summer.

Ms. Zwerling
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • Amazon Business $104.46 1 $104.46
The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13) • Amazon Business $101.77 1 $101.77
Artemis Fowl Complete Series Set Books 1-7 : Artemis Fowl / the Arctic Incident / the Eternity's Code / the Opal Deception / the Lost Colony / the Time Paradox / the Atlantis Complex • Amazon Business $80.97 1 $80.97
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $66.95 1 $66.95
The Lunar Chronicles Boxed Set: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter • Amazon Business $56.02 1 $56.02
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $44.93 1 $44.93
Amulet Box Set: Books 1-7 • Amazon Business $44.62 1 $44.62
Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant / Four (4 Volumes • Amazon Business $38.79 1 $38.79
The Maze Runner Series Boxed Set • Amazon Business $35.19 1 $35.19
The Legend Trilogy • Amazon Business $31.59 1 $31.59
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
The Giver Quartet boxed set • Amazon Business $20.63 1 $20.63
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Esperanza Rising • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
We Stand on Guard Deluxe Edition • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Fast Break • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Artemis Fowl The Last Guardian • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Number the Stars 25th Anniversary • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
Sunrise Over Fallujah • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Point Guard (Home Team) • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
The Lie Tree • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
The Only Game (Home Team) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Monster (Coretta Scott King Honor Book) • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Flowers for Algernon • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
Becoming Naomi Leon (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
The Extra Yard (Home Team) • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61

Materials cost

$853.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$896.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$158.23

Total project goal

$1,054.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,054.89

33 Donors

-$1,051.19

Donations toward project cost

-$896.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$154.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.70

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$0.00

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