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Ms. Austin from Fort Bragg CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books and Basics

Help me give my students high interest books to escape into, like the Harry Potter series. We also need some help organizing our writing with writing folders and a globe that doesn't have the USSR! Thanks!

  • $993 goal

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My Students

My rural school is full of a diverse student population. Our students are full of joy and can't wait to learn every day. They get so excited by new experiences and exciting adventures. They love researching topics and playing games to enrich their learning. Every day I am inspired by their enthusiasm. In my classroom we work to collaborate every chance that we get. It is amazing how much students can teach each other and learn together if they are given the chance.

The school is very small, but it is full of a wonderful students that are excited to learn every single day.

We live on the coast, so we are able to really enrich our students learning about marine life. We are so incredibly fortunate in that aspect. On the other hand, we do not have a lot of access to technology and materials due to our lack of funding. We do our best to give our students the 21st century education that they deserve.

My Project

Recently, my students have had a hard time truly loving reading, so you are going to help! We need some high interest books that really grab the students. Graphic novels, like Dogman and Babysitters Club, are very popular right now and are a gateway into the love of reading. Student really are loving to read the Harry Potter series, but we only have the first two in the classroom and they are well loved (already falling apart). We will revamp those and get the rest of the series with your help. The choose your own adventure books will help those students truly connect with their books.

Loving reading is the first step to becoming a life long learner.

These students are going out into a hugely competitive world soon and they need to have the greatest chance to reach their highest potential. I believe they can with new novels and reading incentives, like the mini erasers and the other prizes for their hard work. I hope that they soon realized that reading is a wonderful journey that can help expand their minds and grow their hearts.

The basics that we need this year are a few, but they are very much needed. Our globe at the moment still has the USSR on it...yikes! So we need an up-to-date globe for learning about our world. We also need a new clock to help students practice telling time. The school only has a digital one, that will be covered up as soon as we get this new one. They will be forced to practice this practical skill. We also need writing folders to help guide our writing process. With the CCSS standards being as rigorous as they are, we really need to stay organized and focused, especially in writing.

Ms. Austin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF359 - The Writing Process Student Folder - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Waypoint Geographic Scout 12" Globe Globe For Kids & Teachers - More than 4, 000 name Places - Great Color & Unique Construction - Up-To-Date World Globe - with Stand • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $32.43 1 $32.43
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $32.43 1 $32.43
Kiera Grace-20 Wall Clock, Black • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $26.92 1 $26.92
BUDI 30 Pcs Kawaii Squishies Slow Rising Jumbo/Medium/Mini Random Cake Bread Panda Bun with Phone Straps Kids Pretend Play Squishy Charms • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Guinness World Records 2019 • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Smart Novelty Animal Erasers Kids Party Favors Classroom Rewards Prizes - Animal Puzzle Eraser Assortment - Bulk Pack Of 50 Erasers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Smart Novelty Food Puzzle Erasers Kids Party Favors Classroom Prizes - Food Eraser Assortment - Bulk Pack Of 50 Cute Erasers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
MelonBoat 24 Pack 2" Emoji Plush Keychain Mini Pillows Backpack Clips, Emoticon Poop Emoji Birthday Party Favors Supplies, Goodie Bag Stuffers, Novelty Gifts Toys Prizes for Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
MelonBoat 24 Pack 2" Emoji Plush Keychain Mini Pillows Backpack Clips, Emoticon Poop Emoji Birthday Party Favors Supplies, Goodie Bag Stuffers, Novelty Gifts Toys Prizes for Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-4) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Honbay 12pcs Mix Color Floral Style Pocket Notebook Mini Diary Journal • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
500 Miniature Novelty Erasers for Kids - Colorful Fruit and Adorable Animal Designs - High-Quality Materials Won't Smudge or Tear Paper - Great for Homework Rewards, Party Favors, and Art Supplies • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Mini Marble Composition Books, Thread Bound Notebooks, Red, Blue and Green, 12-ct, 600 Total Pages by Greenbrier • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Outee Squishy Mochi Animals, 30 Pcs Glow in The Dark Squishy Mochi Animal Stress Toys Squeeze Mochi Squishy Toys Soft Squishy Stress Relief Toys Squishy Squeeze • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
LEEHUR 20Pcs Squishy Toys, Party Favors Mochi Squishies Mini Squeeze Funny Toy Soft Stress and Anxiety Relief Toys for Kids/Adults Random Color • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Hulless 30 pcs Mini Animals Erasers, Non-Toxic Novelty Erasers Toys Best for Kids Fun Games and Collection. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
25PCS Pencil Erasers Assorted Food Cake Dessert Puzzle Toys Earsers For Kids(25 different Style randomly selected from as shown in the picture)-By LW Funny Toys • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Stick Cat: Two Cats and a Baby • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
OHill Pack of 28 3D Outer Space Pencil Erasers Puzzle Erasers for Party Favors Supplies Classroom Treasure Box Prizes • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Interrupting Chicken • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
TOYMYTOY Cute Fruit Pencil Erasers Assorted Puzzle Erasers Stationery Gift Toy for Kids Children,100Pcs(Random Styles) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Terror on the Titanic (Choose Your Own Adventure #24) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Classroom Adventures) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$735.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$844.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.94

Total project goal

$992.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$992.94

2 Donors

-$992.94

Donations toward project cost

-$844.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.94

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$0.00

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