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Ms. Schneider from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books are Just the Beginning

Help me give my students engaging books for their library that they can read independently!

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school everyday excited to learn but struggle in the classroom because they are below grade level. They do not have the proper resources or technology to succeed. I teach in Philadelphia in a middle school/ high school. Our classes serve students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities.

We currently do not have any books that are engaging on their instructional level.

I teach students in an Intense Learning Support environment and focus on the skills they are lacking. To build their reading skills it is important that they are exposed to books that they are confident in reading. Please help my students because they deserve to have a classroom library where they have a variety of books they can read.

My Project

My students currently only read books that I print with copy paper. We do not have any books on their level for our library. My students love their paper books and treat them just like the real thing. We have a comfy area already set up for independent reading. We have rugs, a bench, and comfy chairs. All we are missing are the books!

With these new books, my students will have a variety of books to choose from on their independent level.

Every child deserves an exciting book to read. I can not wait to see how excited they will be when they open their new box of books. I know they will treat each book with love and care.

Ms. Schneider
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K-1 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 2 $150.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 2 $140.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Just Write! Grade 5 Skills Book • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $2.95 12 $35.40
Coretta Scott King Classroom Library Builder: Grades K-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $25.00 1 $25.00

Materials cost

$425.40

Vendor shipping charges

$42.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.00

Total project goal

$593.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.32

4 Donors

-$197.76

Donations toward project cost

-$168.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.66

match offer

-$395.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$336.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.33

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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