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Mrs. Russell from Des Moines IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Develop a Love of Reading

My students need books of interest to develop a love of learning.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is an inner-city school and most students live across the street in a federally subsidized housing project. Our student population is unique because 60% of the students are English Language Learners. Of those 60%, 95% are from refugee families. The student population is 94% minorities. 98% of the students are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

My school has one of the most culturally diverse populations of students in the district.

We celebrate our differences by bringing our students, family, and community together. My students are excited to come to school everyday because of the joy they find in learning and the growth they are makng.

I am proud that our school is the center of our community. It is our students' home. They feel safe, loved, and cared for. This is my fourth year teaching there, and each year I'm there I realize the impact I have on my students' education and lives.

My Project

It is a goal of early educators to develop a love of learning and reading within a child. In addition to have a classroom culture that fosters the love of learning, books that students love are also needed. Having a series of books creates a love of reading because students fall in love with the characters and their stories.

Students are excited to read books that they have a connection with.

The books that I have chosen are funny, engaging, and at an appropriate reading level. Once students finish one book in a series, they are excited to read the next. This helps create an understanding of characters, fluency, and most importantly, a love for books.

Mrs. Russell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Five-Minute Stories: Over 50 Tales and Fables • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Purplicious (Pinkalicious) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Silverlicious (Pinkalicious) • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pinkalicious • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Peterrific (Pinkalicious) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Goldilicious (Pinkalicious) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Aqualicious (Pinkalicious) • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Emeraldalicious (Pinkalicious) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
I Will Take A Nap! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas! • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Pinkalicious and Aqua, the Mini-Mermaid • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$285.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.84

Total project goal

$398.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.94

2 Donors

-$203.59

Donations toward project cost

-$174.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.04

match offer

-$193.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$164.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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