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

Building Readers by Building a Library

Help me give my students a variety of great books for their classroom library!

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been given the wonderful opportunity to work with two classes of fourth grade students. My students are unique, loving, witty, and passionate. They have a variety of learning needs that require books from different reading levels.

I am lucky enough to teach two classes of students who love to learn.

Each child comes from a different background, but most come from a low-social economical environment. Funding this project will help provide more engaging reading opportunities for my students. My students have a variety of likes and interests, and this project will help them to explore those interests with new materials.

My Project

As a new teacher, I want to build a classroom library that includes books to engage every student. I work with two classes where students are on a variety of reading levels, so having a lot of options is extremely important.

Our current classroom library is small and a larger variety of books will help to encourage even the most reluctant readers to pick one up.

I believe that every student should have access to books they want to read, not just books they have to read for an assignment. This will encourage a love of reading for enjoyment and allow students to explore their interests.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 50 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Newbery Classroom Library Builder: Grades 3+ (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Coretta Scott King Classroom Library Builder: Grades K-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $25.00 1 $25.00
STEAM Pack: Grades 3-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00

Materials cost

$260.00

Vendor shipping charges

$26.00

State sales tax

$20.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.03

Total project goal

$400.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.21

4 Donors

-$300.60

Donations toward project cost

-$255.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.09

match offer

-$99.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.94

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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