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Ms. Wood from Cedar Rapids IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Are the Building Blocks for the Future

Help me give my students and the school books to become successful readers and lovers of literature.

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Many are minorities from one-parent homes or from non English speaking homes. They do not have the means to purchase school supplies, clothing, and, most importantly, food. Basic needs like safety and consistency are rarely established before coming to school. Most kids struggle to trust adults, and education is not their top priority.

I want my students to want to learn and to believe in their ability to be successful.

Thank you for considering my room.

My Project

Books are a necessary and crucial part of education, yet libraries are underfunded and are full of outdated materials. It is time to change that!

We need books to build future readers and learners!

With a high turnover of students, many times books are lost. Replenishing the library has been a challenge, but we are hoping through DonorsChoose.org that our kiddos will have access to a wide variety of books. Teachers will have access to quality texts that support standards and learning goals as well.

Every day a child should read. For this to happen, we have to provide quality literature that inspires them and grows their imaginations. Books help students see their future possibilities. Thank you for your consideration!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classic Fairy Tales Set Of All 6 • Teachers' School Supply $40.70 1 $40.70
Amazing Grace • Teachers' School Supply $17.99 1 $17.99
Not Your Typical Dragon • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Purple, Green and Yellow • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Classic Books-w-holes Ten Little • Teachers' School Supply $6.99 2 $13.98
Poor Puppy and Bad Kitty • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Purplicious • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Alice The Fairy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
There's a Monster in Your Book • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One Word from Sophia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How to Scare a Ghost • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Good Boy, Fergus! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Are You My Mother • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Green Eggs And Ham Hardcover • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Bone #2: The Great Cow Race • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Little Mouse Gets Ready (TOON Level 1) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You • Teachers' School Supply $8.99 1 $8.99
Mouse Paint • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Corduroy Literature • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Alicia Has A Bad Day • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
The Colors Of Us Paperback • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
The Snowy Day • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
The Elsewhere Chronicles 4 The Calling • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Sheep In A Jeep Classic Lit Book • Teachers' School Supply $6.99 1 $6.99
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Fishy Fountain: A Mystery With Multiplication and Division • AKJ Education $5.56 1 $5.56
The Runaway Puppy: A Mystery With Probability • AKJ Education $5.56 1 $5.56
The Book Bandit: A Mystery With Geometry • AKJ Education $5.56 1 $5.56
The Ancient Formula: A Mystery With Fractions • AKJ Education $5.56 1 $5.56
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Manga Math Mysteries 1 The Lost Key: A Mystery with Whole Numbers • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Manga Math Mysteries 3 The Secret Ghost: A Mystery with Distance and Measurement • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Manga Math Mysteries 2 The Hundred-Dollar Robber: A Mystery with Money • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Manga Math Mysteries #4: The Kung Fu Puzzle: A Mystery with Time and Temperature • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$421.76

Vendor shipping charges

$16.34

State sales tax

$28.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.82

Total project goal

$592.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$592.14

5 Donors

-$465.00

Donations toward project cost

-$395.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.75

match offer

-$127.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$108.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.07

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$0.00

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