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Ms. Durst from Reedsburg WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calling All Readers!

My students need books of all shapes, sizes, lengths, and genres to help deepen and broaden their love of reading.

  • $561 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a rural community in Wisconsin that is a short drive from a tourist town. Thus, many families have seasonal work, and struggle to provide school supplies, books, and other such items some take for granted.

My students are incredibly caring and hard working.

They understand the value of material possessions and thus treat anything in the room with great respect.

Lastly, my students LOVE reading. It baffles me at times how much they really do just want to curl up with a good book and read- and they are in middle school. I have an open policy when it comes to what you can "read for credit" in my class, and it shows. The past few years they have grown into avid readers, and thus learners. The empathy and experiences they can gain from books fills my teacher heart and makes this job even more incredible.

My Project

As a middle school ELA teacher, helping my students develop a love of reading is of the utmost importance to me. Our classroom library is sitting at roughly 150 books. While that may seem like a lot, scholastic.com suggests that each classroom library should have 20 books per child. With class sizes of 30 plus children, 150 books are simply not enough.

I want my kids to get lost in James Dashner's The Maze Runner series, and to deepen their understanding of WWII in World War Two: Under the Shadow of the Swastika (Campfire Graphic Novels) by Lewis Helfand (Author),‎ Lalit Kumar Sharma (Illustrator).

My students need as many opportunities to get their hands on new books as possible. Fulfilling this book order will help my kiddos do just that.

Ms. Durst
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $31.51 1 $31.51
Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Trade Paperback Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, In (The Inheritance Cycle) • Amazon Business $30.49 1 $30.49
The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
The Complete Hush, Hush Saga: Hush, Hush / Crescendo / Silence / Finale • Amazon Business $27.78 1 $27.78
The 5th Wave Collection (The 5th Wave Trilogy) • Amazon Business $21.82 1 $21.82
Shatter Me Series Box Set: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me • Amazon Business $16.63 1 $16.63
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Greek Myths • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
To Kill a Kingdom • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Prisoner B-3087 • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Code of Honor • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Prisoner of War: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Wicked Deep • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
World War Two: Under the Shadow of the Swastika (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Mythology • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Red Queen • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Every Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
My Brother Sam Is Dead • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Cellar • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Fever 1793 • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Edition • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75
Soldier X • Amazon Business $4.18 1 $4.18

Materials cost

$439.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.01

Total project goal

$560.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.07

10 Donors

-$474.36

Donations toward project cost

-$403.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.55

match offer

-$85.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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