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Mrs. B. from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Captivating and Cultivating Young Minds Through Reading!

My students need more high interest books that they enjoy reading in the media center. They are avid readers and need more books at their level.

  • $512 goal

This project expired on May 30, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Captivating and cultivating young minds through reading! A typical day in the media center is quiet and mentally adventuresome. I would like all my students in grades 2 -3 to be on or above reading level. The biggest challenge we face is we do not have enough books at that level.

The students in second and third grade are active,curious, enthusiastic students knocking down the limits of learning.

The schools is a great learning environment and getting better daily. The school has diverse population with many students coming from all over the city to take part in the Spanish immersion program. They are are taught certain classes in Spanish and others in English. When they exit the sixth grade they are fluent in two languages. The students in second and third grades are at that age where they are becoming emergent readers and need as many books as possible to keep their minds cultivated and open. Due to library budget cuts and less funds coming to the inner-city schools we just do not have enough resources to purchase enough books at each grade level. We noticed that our book selection at that level is dwindling and we need your help!

My Project

The students will be able to go to the media center and be able to find books at their reading level and interest level. Through self- sustained reading, they will be able to increase their reading level to at grade level or above by having access to the latest and greatest titles that actually interest them. They will have more than one small cabinet of books at their level. When they come to the media center, they will be excited to have new books to chose from that they have not read. With more books that interest them and the more popular titles, they will read more, and they will not have to wait to several weeks to get the popular books other students in other districts have.

The donations will improve the media center because students in second and third grade will actually have more than one small section of books to chose from.

This is a group of students that are avid readers and devour the books they read. It will change my students lives for the better because they will be reading books they enjoy and will be excited about reading. They will be able to finish a book and find another one they enjoy to read without waiting for weeks.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-7 + DIY + Journal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) • Amazon $87.84 1 $87.84
Ivy and Bean Super special Collection (Books 1-8) (Ivy Bean) • Amazon $69.06 1 $69.06
Dork Diaries Box Set (Books 1-6): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries 6 • Amazon $51.97 1 $51.97
Monster High: Who's That Ghoulfriend? (Monster High: Ghoulfriends Forever) • Amazon $10.22 3 $30.66
Monster High: The Ghouls Rule Boxed Set • Amazon $28.34 1 $28.34
Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (Mostly Ghostly) • Amazon $6.26 4 $25.04
Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder (Junie B. Jones (Pb)) • Amazon $13.00 1 $13.00
Junie B. Jones is (Almost) a Flower Girl • Amazon $13.00 1 $13.00
Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout • Amazon $10.46 1 $10.46
Junie B., First Grader: Dumb Bunny (Junie B. Jones, No. 27) • Amazon $10.35 1 $10.35
Ivy and Bean Take the Case: Book 10 • Amazon $10.25 1 $10.25
Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout (Book #8) • Amazon $9.35 1 $9.35
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets: Color Edition • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Stink and the Shark Sleepover (Book #9) • Amazon $8.76 1 $8.76
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers • Amazon $8.54 1 $8.54
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 • Amazon $7.04 1 $7.04
Don't Close Your Eyes! (Mostly Ghostly) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26

Materials cost

$398.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.75

Total project goal

$511.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.64

2 Donors

-$255.82

Donations toward project cost

-$217.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.37

match offer

-$255.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.37

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$0.00

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