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Mrs. Dempsey from Santa Clarita CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books! Books! Books!

My students need books! Our library is in need of the newest and latest books that all the children see in the stores, but unfortunately, their parents will not buy.

  • $330 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The library is the hot spot at our school. Because we have such a strong Accelerated Reader program, the children are constantly checking out books from the library. And guess what? They want the newest and latest books!

Our students are scholars.

We ask them to reach 150% of their Accelerated Reader goal, but most like to exceed, which means we have students who want to make 350% of their goal. In fact, a high point goal is around 50 points per trimester. Last year we had a student whose point goal for the entire year was nearly 400 points! Do you know how many books she read? That's amazing!

My Project

As you can see reading and having our children connect with a love for reading early in life is so important. Creating that bond is essential for their success in life. They deserve to have the newest and latest books so they stay connected to reading.

This project will make a difference in so many ways.

First, my favorite, will be to see them jump up and smile when they find out that we have these new books in our library. Second, seeing that excitement shows that they have a learned how awesome reading is! And, of course, after they have finished the book, they can take an AR test and help them achieve a goal. Goal setting is so important.

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 546 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile • Amazon $12.25 2 $24.50
Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been • Amazon $14.90 1 $14.90
Please, Mr. Panda • Amazon $13.71 1 $13.71
Masterminds • Amazon $13.10 1 $13.10
A Crankenstein Valentine • Amazon $13.10 1 $13.10
The Terrible Two • Amazon $11.39 1 $11.39
Naptime with Theo and Beau • Amazon $11.39 1 $11.39
Middle School: Ultimate Showdown • Amazon $11.06 1 $11.06
Treasure Hunters • Amazon $10.94 1 $10.94
Hug Machine • Amazon $10.74 1 $10.74
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon $10.74 1 $10.74
Little Humans • Amazon $10.52 1 $10.52
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda) • Amazon $10.46 1 $10.46
I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story (I Funny) • Amazon $10.28 1 $10.28
Stick Dog Chases a Pizza • Amazon $9.96 1 $9.96
Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done • Amazon $9.73 1 $9.73
LEGO Ninjago: Ninja Vs. Nindroid Activity Book (with Minifigure) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
Battle for the Nether: Book Two in the Gameknight999 Series: An Unofficial Minecrafter’s Adventure • Amazon $6.31 1 $6.31
Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete • Amazon $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$225.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$279.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.37

Total project goal

$329.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$329.11

1 Donor

-$329.11

Donations toward project cost

-$279.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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