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  • $686 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Balint
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bringing Joy Through Books

Help me give my students books for book clubs and books to capture their interest and to fuel their love of reading.

My Students

My students are primarily from refugee families who were forced to leave their country out of fear for their lives. They have come to the U.S. in search of a better life. They are curious and resourceful children who come from all over the world, bringing a wealth of cultural and linguistic knowledge.

Our school strives to bring together refugee, immigrant, and local children in an academically challenging and nurturing environment.

Though we have limited resources, we work hard to prepare students both socially and academically.

As an ESOL teacher, I teach them English and academics. They teach me about perseverance and the value of diversity.

My Project

We are starting book clubs in my class and we need interesting books at the right level to get students engaged and excited about reading. Book Club offers students a chance to discuss ideas with others and to create greater meaning from their reading.

We also do a lot of independent reading to help students build vocabulary and to allow them to follow their own interests.

This builds motivation and helps students to become life long readers. I have asked the students what interests them the most and what books they wished we had for our classroom. Having these books would bring so much joy and would allow students to get lost in a book.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are Just Right for Young Readers • Amazon Business $15.24 5 $76.20
Letters from Rifka • Amazon Business $6.99 7 $48.93
Seedfolks • Amazon Business $6.98 7 $48.86
Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon • Amazon Business $5.99 7 $41.93
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Mercy Watson Fights Crime • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Phonics Boxed Set #2 (LEGO DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Animals Phonics Box Set (LEGO Nonfiction): A LEGO Adventure in the Real World • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
LEGO DC Super Heroes: Phonics Boxed Set • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride (On My Own History) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Juliette Gordon Low: America's First Girl Scout (Women of Our Time) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Sleepover Scientist #3 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pumpkin Jack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
The Slumber Party Payback (Ruby and the Booker Boys #3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Class Act #2 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Judy Moody, Mood Martian • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Tricky Tooth (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Katie's Lucky Birthday (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme (Ruby and the Booker Boys #2) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Eva's Big Sleepover: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dancing Dinos Go to School (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Knit-Knotters: A Branches Book (Stella and the Night Sprites #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Tooth Bandits: A Branches Book (Stella and the Night Sprites #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #4) • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
Katie Woo and Friends • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • Amazon Business $4.61 1 $4.61
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Way of the Ninja (LEGO Ninjago: Reader) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$509.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$582.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.79

Total project goal

$685.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$685.24

9 Donors

-$327.20

Donations toward project cost

-$293.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

match offer

-$340.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$289.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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