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Mrs. Footer from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Community One Book at a Time

Help me give my students books to connect with each other and the world.

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a school-wide Title I school. 100% of our children participate in the free breakfast and lunch program. Two years ago, my school was in its third year as a designated priority school, signifying that student achievement is in the bottom five percent in the state of Virginia. This required us to work with federal and state mandates and involved close monitoring by the state. With this priority status came a general low feeling and one of helplessness. While our state assessment scores were slightly below the benchmark in math, our reading scores fell significantly below expectations. Students communicated by their actions and words that they did not enjoy reading or see themselves as readers.

We are on our journey of helping kids see themselves as readers.

We just need more great literature!

My Project

Building a community through literature and dialogue is essential in our classrooms today. Wonder and Because of Winn-Dixie are two of the novels we are hoping to receive. All of the books have depth that will allow for great discussion and help students have empathy within their classroom, as well as the world around them.

These books will be used for literature circles.

Students will be reading independently, generating their own questions, and discussing the books among themselves. Through this process our students will develop a love of reading and appreciation for having a conversation around a great book.

Mrs. Footer
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 6 $61.14
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $7.99 7 $55.93
Love That Dog • Amazon Business $6.99 7 $48.93
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 7 $38.43

Materials cost

$204.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.91

Total project goal

$279.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.41

2 Donors

-$279.41

Donations toward project cost

-$237.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.91

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$0.00

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