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Ms. Sumlin from Pawleys Island SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Games and Fun For Everyone!

My students need 15 high-interest books and four games to add to our Exploratory centers.

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Excitement and giggles are a wonderful sound to hear as children explore new games and learn to cooperate and work together. In my class children often read and work in pairs. They play games that teach them strategies and problem solving while learning to cooperate and work together.

I teach 26 active inquisitive 10-11 year old children that love to read.

They recommend books to each other and often wait in line for new books. Our school has a monthly reading reward system based on minutes read. Students keep track of how many minutes they read each day and many of my 5th graders exceed 1000 minutes of reading each month. Reading is fun and very competitive.

My Project

We have an exploratory hour each week where students play games and work on cooperative projects. Cooperative learning is the norm in our school. Children work together and share what they learn. These games will be part of that hour. The books are high interest and will spark more excitement about reading. The graphic novels will encourage reluctant readers since they are titles that attract high level readers. They will be able to have conversations on the Greek Gods and Rick Riordian books.

These books and games will make learning fun and bring new excitement to my classroom here at the end of the year.

My 26 students will be so excited to open the boxes and pull out new books and be able to add new games to our Exploration centers. These materials will add a new spark to the class and make everyone want to read the new books as soon as they come in.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blokus Game • Amazon $29.93 1 $29.93
The Dust Bowl Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Helped Remedy a National Disaster • Amazon $15.96 1 $15.96
Big Boggle • Amazon $14.95 1 $14.95
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods • Amazon $14.24 1 $14.24
Mary Coin: A Novel • Amazon $13.10 1 $13.10
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl • Amazon $10.77 1 $10.77
Rummikub • Amazon $10.39 1 $10.39
The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (Kane Chronicles) • Amazon $10.07 1 $10.07
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon $9.80 1 $9.80
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel (Books of Ember) • Amazon $9.63 1 $9.63
Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception • Amazon $9.27 1 $9.27
The Demigod Diaries (The Heroes of Olympus) • Amazon $8.75 1 $8.75
Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl • Amazon $8.73 1 $8.73
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon $8.43 1 $8.43
Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression (Captured History) • Amazon $8.15 1 $8.15
Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor (Captured History) • Amazon $8.15 1 $8.15
Hoop Rat (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.95 1 $6.95
Soccer Longshot (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.88 1 $6.88
Kickoff Blitz (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.88 1 $6.88

Materials cost

$211.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.72

Total project goal

$304.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$304.80

1 Donor

-$304.80

Donations toward project cost

-$259.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.72

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$0.00

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