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Ms. Verkerk from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books! Books! Books! Contemporary Books!

Help me give my students new and exciting titles to read during Guided Reading.

  • $987 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a Title 1 School with 96% free or reduced lunch. Our students are bright and have a love of learning. They love visiting their classroom libraries in search of great titles and enjoy relaxing with a good book.

These students may not have libraries at home, but they love reading nonetheless.

We definitely competition for popular titles during Silent Reading! Graphic novels, chapter books, and contemporary picture books are all very popular. I am excited to help supply students with books we can read and enjoy together as they practice fluency, prosody and comprehension.

My Project

We aim to create a reading rich environment where all students have books they want to read in their hands. Unfortunately many of our books are outdated, and don't hold interest for our students.

My project will get contemporary books with high interest titles into the hands of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

I'm requesting Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grade 4 and Grade 2 book sets.

We all know that reading a book you want to read makes reading a pleasure, not a pain. This project will do just that. Students are craving fun chapter books, graphic novels and diverse books that reflect their own cultures. I am ordering sets of books so that we can read them together in book groups, and then students can continue to enjoy them during silent reading.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 5 $375.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 5 $350.00

Materials cost

$725.00

Vendor shipping charges

$72.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$838.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.95

Total project goal

$986.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$986.33

1 Donor

-$986.33

Donations toward project cost

-$838.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.95

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$0.00

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