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  • $1,621 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. M.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books At Students' Fingertips

My students need one Books on Wheels Mobile Library cart, a variety of fiction and non-fiction books including Lyddie, Letters From a Slave Gilr, Deadly Game Of Magic, Life as a Knight, World War II and Life as a Samaurai, White and Manila Drawing Paper, Sakura Pen-Touch Paint Marker, and a Sharpie Waterbased Paint Marker Set.

My Students

" Students will read if we give them the books, the time, and the enthusiastic encouragement to do so..." Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer I want all of my students to have books at their fingertips to reach their forty book challenge, and to develop a life-long love of reading and learning.

I teach seventh grade English and World History at a Title One public school.

As a school that holds our students to high standards, we are challenging all of the students to read forty books from a variety of genres by the end of the year. My students are very enthusiastic about this challenge, but many don't have access to the quantity and variety of books for them to be successful. While we do have some funding for the school library, it is not enough to keep the shelves stocked with high-interest books. My own classroom library is sparse and in serious need of updating. I simply can't afford the amount of books it will take to give my students a fair chance at the challenge.

My Project

I will use the donations to create an inviting classroom library filled with fresh, high-interest books with a variety of genres and ability levels. I will organize the books in a student friendly way, by genre, using the bins that come with the cart I requested. By reading from different genres, students will increase their literacy even more than they would by reading the same genre. If I'm going hold my students to a high standard, then I need to have the resources for them to succeed. In addition, I am requesting some paper and gold metallic pens for other literature and World History projects. The gold paint will be used for an Illuminated Manuscript project for World History, and the gold/silver sharpies will be used for an interactive reading response bulletin board. The art paper is for history projects.

The books, display cart, and art supplies will make all the difference in my classroom.

Students who discover a love of reading will open a gateway to learning and thinking. My hope is that they read more books than they have ever read before and, perhaps, some books that will even change their lives.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ303 - Books on Wheels Mobile Library - 12 Bins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $249.00 1 $249.00
Son (Giver Quartet) • Amazon $8.99 6 $53.94
Legend • Amazon $8.47 6 $50.82
Delirium (Delirium Trilogy) • Amazon $7.88 5 $39.40
Matched • Amazon $6.12 5 $30.60
Reached (Matched) • Amazon $6.57 4 $26.28
Girl, Stolen • AKJ Books $13.13 2 $26.26
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon $25.82 1 $25.82
Fablehaven Complete Set (Boxed Set): Fablehaven; Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary; Keys to the Demon Prison • Amazon $25.46 1 $25.46
Kick • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
Sports Illustrated Kids What are the Chances? The Wildest Plays in Sports • Amazon $10.76 2 $21.52
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon $19.14 1 $19.14
TA4412 - White Drawing Paper - 12" x 18" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
Dogs of War • Amazon $8.98 2 $17.96
TA4112 - Manila Drawing Paper - 12" x 18" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Young Reader's Choice Award - Intermediate Division) • Amazon $7.35 2 $14.70
V for Vendetta Alan Moore, David Lloyd, David Lloyd (Illustr • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Sakura Pen-Touch Paint Marker - Medium Tip, Gold • Blick Art Materials $2.62 5 $13.10
The Dying Breath Alane Ferguson • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens • Amazon $12.23 1 $12.23
Are You in the House Alone? • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus • Amazon $11.35 1 $11.35
The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (Kane Chronicles) • Amazon $10.83 1 $10.83
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon $10.62 1 $10.62
Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent Series) • Amazon $10.56 1 $10.56
Fist Stick Knife Gun • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the Wor • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Shades Of Gray • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Nightjohn • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Insurgent (Divergent) • Amazon $9.83 1 $9.83
Wonder • AKJ Books $9.51 1 $9.51
Bone: Tall Tales Jeff Smith, Tom Sniegoski, Jeff Smith (Illu • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Percy Jackson & the Olympians 1 • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Redwall: The Graphic Novel Brian Jacques, Bret Blevins (Illu • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare • Amazon $9.00 1 $9.00
The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque du Freak, Book 2) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Requiem (Delirium Trilogy) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $8.95 1 $8.95
DK Eyewitness Books: Titanic • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Prequel) (The Maze Runner Series) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles • Amazon $8.47 1 $8.47
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After • Amazon $7.94 1 $7.94
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul • Amazon $7.86 1 $7.86
Smile • Amazon $7.81 1 $7.81
Maverick Mania • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Kicker Michele Martin Bossley • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
In the Woods Robin Stevenson • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Heart of a Samurai • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Football: The Math of the Game (Sports Math) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
The Inside Story (The Sisters Grimm, Book 8) • Amazon $7.01 1 $7.01
Tales from the Hood (Sisters Grimm, Book 6) • Amazon $7.01 1 $7.01
Magic and Other Misdemeanors (The Sisters Grimm, Book 5) (Bk.5) • Amazon $6.86 1 $6.86
The Everafter War (The Sisters Grimm, Book 7) • Amazon $6.86 1 $6.86
Wish You Were Dead • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Deadly Little Secret (Touch Series #1) Laurie Faria Stolarz • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Perseus • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Hercules • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon $6.49 1 $6.49
Champion: A Legend Novel • Amazon $6.31 1 $6.31
Prodigy: A Legend Novel • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Sisters • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Life as a Viking: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: Warriors) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Life as a Samurai: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: Warriors) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Life as a Ninja: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: Warriors) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Life as a Knight: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: Warriors) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
World War II: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Twerp • Amazon $6.03 1 $6.03
Where She Went • Amazon $6.03 1 $6.03
If I Stay • Amazon $6.01 1 $6.01
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) • Amazon $5.94 1 $5.94
Code Talker • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Other Side of Dark • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Cracker! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) • Amazon $5.83 1 $5.83
S. O. S. Titanic • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Uncle John''s Strange and Scary Bathroom Reader for Kids Only • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Sharpie Waterbased Paint Marker Set - Gold/Silver Metallic, Fine Point, Set of 2 • Blick Art Materials $5.30 1 $5.30
Bud, Not Buddy (Pbk) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Lyddie • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Public Enemy Number Two • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Christopher Killer • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Out of the Dust • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2) Jim Benton • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Letters from a Slave Girl • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Deadly Game Of Magic • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$1,217.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$111.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,377.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$243.07

Total project goal

$1,620.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,620.44

2 Donors

-$810.22

Donations toward project cost

-$688.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.53

match offer

-$810.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$688.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 97 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by DonorsChoose.org Community Fund and 2 other donors.

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