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  • $938 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Pacifico
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books For My Students

My students need books that are on their reading level in order to meet the requirements of reading independently for thirty minutes a day. They need individual titles and several collections, including Nate the Great and Henry and Mudge.

My Students

Unlike many of us the students I serve in New Orleans have almost no access to books. Many of them have never seen a book outside of school. They need these books.

The school my students attend has been historically the lowest performing school in the state of Louisiana.

We are committed to turning this school around. The students at this school struggle in a profound way with what most would consider simple. My students have a really difficult time learning to read. Reading becomes even more difficult when you do not have books on your level to read. Imagine picking up a Shakespeare play as a 5th grader, that is how my students feel every day since they do not have books to read on their level.

My Project

Almost all of my students are at least 2 years behind in reading. In order to set them up for success we need to make at least 1.5 years of reading growth. These books will help us start making the growth we need to. These books will give my students something to read every day that is on their level. My students need these books.

Any donations can help put one more book in one more students hands.

Kids are losing the idea of what it means to read every day. In order to fight back and keep our children moving in the right direction I humbly ask you to donate to our project and put one more book in a students hand that really needs it.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid • AKJ Books $72.26 2 $144.52
Nate the Great • AKJ Books $96.76 1 $96.76
Henry and Mudge • AKJ Books $82.67 1 $82.67
2-3 Exemplar Stories • AKJ Books $64.26 1 $64.26
2-3 Exemplar Informational Texts • AKJ Books $56.15 1 $56.15
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales and Tru • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
Amadi''s Snowman • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
Aesop''s Fables • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection Alm • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
A Story, a Story Gail E. Haley, Gail E. Haley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
The Egyptian Cinderella • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
The Lion King (Mansa Musa) • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
Fairy Tales • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
Half Upon a Time James Riley • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Yeh Shen: A Cinderella Story from China Ai-Ling Louie, Ed Yo • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Lost Children • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Aesop''s Fables • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Salamander Spell • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Yeh-Shen • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Two Ways to Count to Ten • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Fin M''Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill Tomie dePaola, Tomie • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Swamp Angel Anne Isaacs, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Jim and the Beanstalk • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Cut from the same cloth • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Stone Soup • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Once a Mouse • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Grain of Rice, A • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Stories to Solve • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Sees Behind Trees • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Shadow of the Wolf • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Red Hen Lucinda McQueen (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$695.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$60.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$797.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.67

Total project goal

$937.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$937.78

7 Donors

-$802.78

Donations toward project cost

-$682.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.42

match offer

-$135.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 84 students.

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