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Mrs. Rismeyer from Algoma WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books!!

Help me give my students new and exciting book series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and the I Survived Series so they can really jump into the story as well as learn!

  • $246 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a rural, public elementary school with 400 students, grades 4K-6. Many students choose to participate in sports, Destination Imagination, music, and band. By grade five, there are less teachers which leads to a larger class size. With this being said, I need to have a wide variety of materials so that all students are able to succeed no matter what project we are doing.

My students are sweet and full of potential, but the poverty level is high with a 52% free and reduced-price lunch population.

Nonetheless, my school tries very hard to afford all students the same opportunities, no matter what social or economic situation may exist in their lives. All students are offered free breakfast, and we have a peer mentoring program run by our high school students that attends to the primary students' socio-emotional needs which offers free supper as well.

Personally, I take time to get to know each child in my classroom as a whole person. My goal throughout the year is to understand their academic strengths and weaknesses as well as their character strengths and weakness. I love being their friend, teacher, and hopefully a role model.

My Project

First of all, I want to make reading enjoyable for all students. This can be done by having a variety of new and exciting books to choose from like The Mysterious Benedict Society. I want students to be able to really get into the the series and be able to make sure they can go from beginning to end of the story.

There are a bunch of times when students find a book they thoroughly enjoy and ask if there's a second one, which usually there isn't.

This gives them the opportunity to continue the reading they thrive for.

I want to be able to give them that second, third, and fourth book in the series. In the end, I hope more students will become hooked on reading!

Mrs. Rismeyer
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 57 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set Box of Books NEW 2018 Edition • Amazon Business $63.90 1 $63.90
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $35.35 1 $35.35
The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Paperback Collection • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (I Survived #18) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$176.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$209.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.89

Total project goal

$245.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$245.94

1 Donor

-$146.10

Donations toward project cost

-$146.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$74.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$62.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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