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Ms. McGarry from Cape May NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Boys!

My students need current, engaging books to find and enjoy the love and magic of reading.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Upon receiving my class roster at the beginning of the school year, panic immediately set in as I read the names of 14 boys and only 6 girls. There had been other teachers in my building who had "nightmare" years of classes with the majority of boys. I am so happy and lucky to say that my mostly male class has been an absolute dream. They are kind and helpful, love to learn and not so stereotypically rough around the edges.

As much as they are a dream to teach, I have a sense of panging guilt every time one of them asks me to help them look for a book in my classroom library.

I know I don't have many of the latest and greatest books for my boys and it breaks my heart every time they walk away from our book nook with disappointment in their eyes.

They crave the graphic novels and book-turned-movie books. They are all waiting patiently on the school library's wait list for books they are dying to read. As a teacher, it is absolutely awful to essentially deny these amazing boys the enjoyment of reading.

My Project

This project includes numerous graphic novels and sports related books to appeal to my male students. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, Shredderman, and Matt Christopher books will help update my classroom library and allow me to help even my most reluctant male readers find the love of reading.

Funding this project will help the boys of my current 3rd grade class and future classes get off the mile-long school library wait list for these popular titles and get engaging books in their hands more quickerly.

There is nothing more enjoyable than watching students find the joy of reading, especially ones who are hesitant to read in the first place.

Ms. McGarry
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (11 Books) • AKJ Education $114.82 1 $114.82
Matt Christopher (8 Books) • AKJ Education $38.10 1 $38.10
Captain Underpants (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 1 $35.86
Shredderman (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.92 1 $20.92

Materials cost

$209.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$242.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.86

Total project goal

$285.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.71

3 Donors

-$135.00

Donations toward project cost

-$135.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$126.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$107.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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