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  • $362 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Lawson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books That Teach!

My students need various books such as "How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?" and "Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy" that teach vocabulary and character development along with supplies such as paper and a pencil sharpener to make projects based on these books.

My Students

Do you ever remember reading a book and learning something that you didn't know? Books are so powerful that they can take you to places that you have never been before. The right book can teach you lessons about life and learning through memorable stories that can be applied to real life situations.

I teach three 5th grade classes at a Title I low income community school in Florida.

Over 97% of the students at my school receive free or reduced lunch on a daily basis. I find myself purchasing most of the basic supplies for my students so that they are equipped with the necessary supplies to be able to learn. These students come from diverse populations and include students that are learning to speak English and students reading well below grade level. Many of the students come from homes in which the primary caregiver must work multiple jobs to support the family and therefore have little time to emphasize the importance of education. This makes the job of the teacher even more difficult.

My Project

It is my goal to teach my students the best way possible and to instill in them a love for reading and learning so that they will continue to want to educate themselves in the future. This project will provide my students with books that discuss important vocabulary skills such as prefixes and books that touch on important topics such as "The Sneetches" by Dr. Seuss which talks about diversity and accepting one another despite our differences. These books will facilitate intercultural sensitivity amongst a diverse student population and promote vocabulary development that will help the students better comprehend what they are reading. The additional supplies will alow students to create projects to demonstrate what lesson they were able to learn from each book.

These 5th grade students deserve the best education possible and through your donation they will be provided with wonderful books that will increase their vocabulary and teach them important life lessons such as understanding and accepting the cultural differences among their peers.

These lessons will help to guide them in the future so that they may succeed no matter what life brings.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homoph • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym? Brian P. Cleary • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk: What Are Similes and Metaphors • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
The Sneetches and Other Stories • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
In A Pickle • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
If You Were a Homonym or a Homophone Nancy Loewen, Sara Gray • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Eight Ate • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
If You Were an Antonym Nancy Loewen, Sara Gray (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Stroll and Walk, Babble and Talk: More about Synonyms Brian • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
If You Were a Synonym Michael Dahl, Sara Gray (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Prefix • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Suffix • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Words on theVine • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Vocabulary Packets: Greek & Latin Roots: Ready-to-Go Learnin • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
GLUE STICK ELMER'S .24OZ PK/60 • School Specialty Inc. $22.98 2 $45.96
MARKER MR SKETCH SCENTED PACK OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $8.54 3 $25.62
SCISSORS 5'' BLUNT WITH RACK PACK OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $9.97 2 $19.94
SunWorks Construction Paper 12x18", Lilac, 50 Sheets • Quill $2.69 1 $2.69
SunWorks Construction Paper 12x18", Scarlet, 50 Sheets • Quill $2.69 1 $2.69
SunWorks Construction Paper 12x18", Light Green, 50 Sheets • Quill $2.69 1 $2.69
SunWorks Construction Paper 12x18", Turquoise, 50 Sheets • Quill $2.69 1 $2.69
SunWorks Construction Paper 9x12", Pink, 50 Sheets • Quill $1.34 1 $1.34
SunWorks Construction Paper Smart-Stack Assortment 12x18", Assorted, 11 Colors, 150 sheets • Quill $8.81 2 $17.62
X-ACTO Powerhouse Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener Blue • Quill $30.14 1 $30.14

Materials cost

$264.04

Vendor shipping charges

$9.15

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$307.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.20

Total project goal

$361.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.35

2 Donors

-$303.65

Donations toward project cost

-$302.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 61 students.

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