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Mrs. Whitener from Morganton NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Readers One Book at a Time!

The cost of one (1) leveled literature grade 5 set (from Scholastic Teacher Store) is $219, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $219 goal

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I am a fifth grade teacher in rural North Carolina, and I teach a struggling reading class. Although my students are in the fifth grade, many come to me reading on a third grade level. These students have often been unsuccessful in reading. Therefore, they think they do not like to read. Since reading is a passion of mine, it is my desire to pass on the joy of reading to my students. I have several novels in my classroom library. However, many are very old and worn. I would love to give my students the opportunity to enjoy new and exciting books. We as adults may know that you "can't judge a book by its cover," but my students certainly do judge books by the cover--or lack of cover. Therefore, it is hard to get them excited about reading some of these well worn books. I purchase books, but unfortunately I do not have the personal resources to finance my library. I am asking for a small library set to really get the children motivated and reading. This set will certainly be enjoyed by this year's class, as well as many classes in the years to come. Some of these children do not have books at home to read. Imagine the thrill of being the very first one to open a brand new book and turning the crisp pages for the first time. Please help me to bring this library to life for these children. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
leveled literature grade 5 • Scholastic Teacher Store $135.00 1 $135.00

Materials cost

$135.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$179.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.38

Total project goal

$218.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.76

1 Donor

-$206.29

Donations toward project cost

-$180.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.22

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$0.00

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