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Mr. Grimes from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Love for Reading Through Books in Our Room

My students need books for a print-rich classroom in order to aid in their improvement as readers.

  • $615 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my 4th grade class are a wonderful group of students. Many struggle with reading, but are extremely eager to improve their reading skills. Within my culturally diverse, low-income school district, many students come to my class reading below or well-below grade level. I feel being able to provide my students with as many options for reading both independently and within a small group will be extremely beneficial. I always enjoy looking up from working with a small group to see my students "truly" getting into a book they are physically holding in their own hands. Trying to instill a love for reading is the ultimate goal.

My Project

The students in my 4th grade class are a wonderful group of students. Many struggle with reading, but are extremely eager to improve their reading skills. I feel being able to provide my students with as many options for reading both independently and within a small group will be extremely beneficial.

This project will aid in building a classroom library that will captive students interests and provide them with a print-rich classroom environment.

These new books will also provide my students the chance to find a book that is "Just Right" for them and will help with reading confidence and hopefully lead to life-long love for reading. They will feel comfortable reading on the couch, on the reading rug, on their reading mat, or at their desk.

Mr. Grimes
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $92.41 1 $92.41
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $35.21 1 $35.21
Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set • Amazon Business $31.96 1 $31.96
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $30.62 1 $30.62
The Complete Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us; Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid; The Invisible Fran; The Fran That Time Forgot; ... The Fran with Four Brains; The Frandidate • Amazon Business $29.37 1 $29.37
Nancy Drew Starter Set - Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $10.34 2 $20.68
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5) • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Sugar Creek Gang Books 1-6 Set (The Swamp Robber/The Killer Bear/The Winter Rescue/The Lost Campers/The Chicago Adventure/The Secret Hideout) • Amazon Business $19.60 1 $19.60
The Hardy Boys Secret Files Collection Books 1-5: Trouble at the Arcade; The Missing Mitt; Mystery Map; Hopping Mad; A Monster of a Mystery (Hardy Boys: The Secret Files) • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-4) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Puppy Pirates Adventures 1-4 Boxed Set • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set: Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again! • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Ballpark Mysteries: The Dugout boxed set (books 1-4) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
The Galaxy Zack Collection: A Stellar Four-Book Boxed Set: Hello, Nebulon!; Journey to Juno; The Prehistoric Planet; Monsters in Space! • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set (4 Books) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Humphrey Box Set (3 Books) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Henry and Ribsy Box Set: Henry Huggins, Henry and Ribsy, Ribsy • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #1-4 Box Set • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
A Box of Clementines (3-Book Paperback Boxed Set) (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48

Materials cost

$485.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$522.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.22

Total project goal

$614.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$614.81

4 Donors

-$526.59

Donations toward project cost

-$505.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$68.22

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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