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  • $408 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Mac Kenzie
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books, Books, Books!

My students need high interest books that are on their reading level for our classroom library. These books will intrigue my students into the world of reading and further build their skills and confidence!

My Students

My students are growing and expanding their knowledge in a small tight knit community. Our school serves approximately 700 children each year. We are a small three school district serving low income families with about 70% receiving free and reduced lunches. Our students face more challenges than most people could ever think of in their life time. My students are creative, inquisitive, testers, questioners, and are searching for the right path. In our classroom, we work hard to change our mindset to the more I try the more I will learn. Every mistake means we are one step closer to the right answer.

On top of all their life challenges, reading is an enormous challenge for my students.

My students struggle with the basic reading skills and our goal is to drastically increase these skills. One part of our plan is to invest in high interest books that my students will be excited to read and able to relate to. A person's reading level is a strong indicator of how successful they may be outside of a classroom and I want to give my students every possible opportunity to increase their chances for a better quality of life.

My Project

My students are many grade levels behind in reading and cannot keep up with their grade level peers. This hurts their self esteem and confidence. My goal with all these awesome books is to intrigue my students into reading about their favorite movie, tv, or video game character(s) in order to increase their love of reading. I need more books that reference their own culture and are more relatable to their own lives. The more interest my students have in a topic, the more willing they are to work and focus on the goal at task.

I am hoping that with the use of our reading intervention program PLUS these high interest readers, my students will become lean mean reading machines before they leave my classroom!

The more their skills grow, the more their confidence grows! The more my students read, the more likely they are to be successful in their lives outside of school. Please help me increase my students' reading ability and confidence!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
World of Reading Marvel Boxed Set: Level 1 - Purchase Includes Marvel eBook! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Phonics Power! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Princess Story Collection (Disney Princess) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hero Story Collection (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Disney/Pixar Story Collection (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Five Undersea Stories (SpongeBob SquarePants) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
Five Enchanting Tales (Disney Princess) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
I Am Baymax (Disney Big Hero 6) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dory's Story (Disney/Pixar Finding Dory) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Big Dinosaur, Little Dinosaur (Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Danger: Dinosaurs! (Jurassic World) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Wild Insects and Spiders! (Wild Kratts) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.23 1 $4.23
Super Animals! (Disney Zootopia) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Super Friends: Flying High (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The First Thanksgiving (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Me Too, Woody! (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Great Train Mystery (SpongeBob SquarePants) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Apple Picking Day! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Back to Dog-Gone School (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Baseball's Best: Five True Stories (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Little Butterfly (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Choppers! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Tree Doctor (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Statue of Liberty (Step-into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus: A Tell the Time Story (Step into Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Sunshine, Moonshine (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Cooking With the Cat (The Cat in the Hat: Step Into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Wild Predators (Wild Kratts) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
World of Reading Star Wars Escape from Darth Vader: Level 1 • Amazon Business $3.71 1 $3.71
Super Spies (Disney/Pixar Cars 2) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Dancing with the Star (SpongeBob SquarePants) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Party Time! (SpongeBob SquarePants) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Motorcycles! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Meet the Pets (Secret Life of Pets) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.54 1 $3.54
Pizza Party! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.47 1 $3.47
Nelson Mandela: From Prisoner to President (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
World of Reading Star Wars Ewoks Join the Fight: Level 1 (World of Reading: Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Wild Reptiles: Snakes, Crocodiles, Lizards, and Turtles (Wild Kratts) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Tae Kwon Do! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
World of Reading Star Wars AT-AT Attack! (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! (Step into Reading 3) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Feeding Time at the Zoo (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Planet Name Game (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Bears Are Curious (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Game On! (Disney Wreck-It Ralph) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Tangled: Kingdom of Color (Step Into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
Space: Planets, Moons, Stars, and More! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.37 1 $3.37
Basketball's Greatest Players (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.37 1 $3.37
Supergirl Takes Off! (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.30 1 $3.30
Abe Lincoln's Hat (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Mom, Dad, and Me (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.28 1 $3.28
Ocean of Color (Disney/Pixar Finding Dory) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.25 1 $3.25
The True Story of Pocahontas (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $2.96 1 $2.96
Stuck in the Mud (Thomas & Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.92 1 $2.92
Pompeii...Buried Alive! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
A Mother's Love (Disney/Pixar Brave) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79
Ballet Stars (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.75 1 $2.75
Malala: A Hero for All (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.74 1 $2.74
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.65 1 $2.65
Twisters! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.65 1 $2.65
Trains! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.39 1 $2.39
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $2.25 1 $2.25
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) • Amazon Business $2.25 1 $2.25
Monster Trucks! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.14 1 $2.14

Materials cost

$285.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$346.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.10

Total project goal

$407.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$407.34

7 Donors

-$407.34

Donations toward project cost

-$346.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

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