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Ms. Reed from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books + Tools for Creating Cardboard Construction = Future-Ready Learners

My students need books that they will enjoy as they learn to read, safe cardboard construction kits, and a set of rivets so they can collaborate, design, think, and build imaginative and useful creations.

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am the librarian for an inner-city elementary magnet school with a fine arts focus. My school is in a community where approximately 90 percent of our students live at or below the poverty level. English is the second language for most of my students.

My students, the majority of whom were financially impoverished before Hurricane Harvey, have had their homes devastated and their lives drastically changed due to the flooding.

When the disaster happened, most of my students had to escape to shelters or to the homes of others. Then they experienced further trauma when they came home to find their homes had been destroyed.

In addition to the educational challenges many of my students have experienced earlier in their lives due to poverty and language barriers, there will be new learning challenges this year. Students will be challenged to focus on learning while at the same time, adjusting to the trauma, stress, and loss of stability in their lives.

My Project

My children love books but most do not have many books in their homes. They love to borrow books from our school library. The students also love to create with any supplies I can provide, especially after being inspired by the books that are read to them.

Many of the library books in our school library have been taped and repaired so the children can continue to enjoy them.

New books, including some with their favorite Pigeon, Elephant, and Piggie characters, would bring so much joy to their school days.

In our makerspace, children love to work in groups to solve challenges and create. They practice future-ready skills of problem-solving and collaborating. Having safe tools for creating with cardboard would be helpful at my school because we can get cardboard for free and my students' imaginations are seemingly endless. The children would be able to design cardboard creations and not worry about running out of building materials.

Ms. Reed
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 555 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolkit – Perfect for In-Classroom STEM Learning and At-Home Play – Includes 30 Reusable Makedo Tools – Suitable for Children Age 4+ • Amazon Business $15.00 5 $75.00
Makedo Cardboard Construction Tools Scru Add-On – Perfect for In-Classroom STEM Learning and At-Home Play – Includes 40 Reusable Makedo Scrus – Suitable for Children Age 4+ • Amazon Business $12.50 2 $25.00
Mr. McGroovys Box Rivets Half and Half Kit • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $9.29 2 $18.58
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy • Amazon Business $18.16 1 $18.16
Robo-Sauce • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolkit – Perfect for In-Classroom STEM Learning and At-Home Play – Includes 30 Reusable Makedo Tools – Suitable for Children Age 4+ • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Dear Girl, • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Claymates • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Am Loved • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
What Do You Do with an Idea? (Plush) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Big Bad Bubble • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Box Can Be Many Things (Rookie Readers) • Amazon Business $2.95 1 $2.95

Materials cost

$375.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$411.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.56

Total project goal

$483.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$483.72

7 Donors

-$238.94

Donations toward project cost

-$208.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.89

match offer

-$238.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$203.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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