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Mrs. Ratte from Farmville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Literacy One Book at a Time

Help me give my students a variety of books that can reach each level of readers in my classroom.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a very diverse group of students who are creative, thoughtful, and eager to learn. My students love working on assignments that challenge them and allow them to work together. Lessons and projects that allow them to use their creative minds and give them the ability to express themselves are true successes in our classroom.

The use of technology plays an important role in our classroom.

We work collaboratively, respect each other's differences, and empower one another to reach our goals. With each lesson, a variety of learning strategies are given to the students to ensure that each student has an opportunity to succeed. Teaching my students has given me such a new found passion for learning new things because of how inspiring they are!

My Project

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level. Each new book added to our classroom is an opportunity for my students to increase their literacy and, most importantly, it's an opportunity to increase their love for reading.

Having access to books right in the classroom is extremely important.

Students need immediate and frequent access to books to encourage reading, as well. Our school library is not very big and some of the books that students want may not be available to them in the school library. My classroom library provides a close venue along with the opportunity for me to share some of my favorite books with my students. They can also share their favorites with their classmates.

Mrs. Ratte
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2–3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades 2-3 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K–2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 10 titles / Grades K-2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00

Materials cost

$100.00

Vendor shipping charges

$10.00

State sales tax

$7.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.35

Total project goal

$175.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.65

2 Donors

-$175.65

Donations toward project cost

-$149.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.35

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$0.00

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