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Ms. Waldron from Rensselaer NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library

My students need a classroom library full of Harry Potter, Diary of a Whimpy Kid, the "Who was?" series and others...

  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My classroom is made up of 6 special education students. There are also 18 other students who rotate into my room throughout the day. I work in a special education school where we utilize a positive behavior incentive system, where good behavior earns them points and with those points they earn privileges. Most of my students have a hard time regulating their emotions, so we have break rooms, sensory corners and other areas where students can work alone or with an adult to identify and regulate their emotions.

If you ask my student's their opinions about school, they will tell you that they only want to do it if it's fun.

They have a hard time with concepts that come very easy to general education students. so in order to ensure their comprehension I have to dance, sing or stand on a table! My classroom is always a fun one to be in, and most of my students end up loving science because of all of the hands on activities they get to do!

My Project

Special Education students are, most of the time, disenchanted with reading. They find it hard because they wither have trouble decoding, comprehending, or reading on their grade level. Giving students different leveled books to read, with all different genres, makes reading more interesting for my students.

My hope is to create a diverse library so my students can find something interesting and fun to read in their spare time!

My students are creative, and love to listen to read alouds like Harry Potter, Wonder and others, however our school does not have a library, and my classroom came with minimal books. I am hoping that with more book choices in my room, comes more reading for fun!

Ms. Waldron
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Large Book Bin, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7", Teal, Case of 6 (71107U06C) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.51 1 $36.51
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books • Amazon Business $30.29 1 $30.29
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $20.86 1 $20.86
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Frank Einstein series #3): Book Three • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 7: Scavengers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 3: Rise of the Red Ninjas • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 4: A Game of Chase • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 5: Terror at the Talent Show • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 10: My Worst Frenemy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 9: The Scavengers Strike Back • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 8: Spirit Week Shenanigans • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 6: Buchanan Bandits! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Frank Einstein series #4): Book Four • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo (Frank Einstein Series #5): Book Five • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Where Is Our Solar System? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Are the Galapagos Islands? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Magic School Bus) • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.12 1 $5.12
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
The Magic School Bus Inside A Hurricane • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
What Was the Ice Age? • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Charles Darwin? • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Frank Einstein series #2): Book Two • Amazon Business $1.86 1 $1.86

Materials cost

$399.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.77

Total project goal

$511.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.81

2 Donors

-$511.81

Donations toward project cost

-$435.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.77

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$0.00

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