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Ms. Mumaw from Charles Town WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library

My students need graphic novels, pictures books, and magazines. These kinds of print are perfect for reluctant readers.

  • $1,559 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a variety of 4th grade students! I spend my morning teaching English Language Arts. In the afternoon, I teach Science, Social Studies, and Health to a mixed ability group of students. My school is located in Charles Town, West Virginia. My goal, as their teacher, is to provide them with positive learning experiences in school.

My students are usually eager to learn; however, they tell me that the number one reason they do not read is because they cannot find books that they like.

It is my goal to flip that light switch and get my students eyes to shine at the thought of reading a book!

My Project

I am a new teacher trying to build my classroom library, as well as, build reading engagement. Graphic novels, picture books, and magazines are terrific for reluctant readers. For example, many struggling readers will often pick up a comic book because the pictures and visuals are less intimidating than a typical book. As long as they are reading, I am a happy teacher!

Freedom of choice is a key to getting students motivated and excited about reading.

I have compiled a list of books created by former 4th grade students for my upcoming 2018-2019 students. I want my students to become better at reading through books they enjoy and can relate to. These different types of texts will serve as choice sets within our reading block, as well as, mentor texts within our reading units.

Thank you so much for helping to support and create a classroom library in which students feel inspired through the process of reading. All of the reading materials donated will be able to serve 65 students total this year and continue to be used in years to come!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Land of Stories Complete Hardcover Gift Set • Amazon Business $61.01 1 $61.01
Complete The Lemonade War Series Set : Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
TIME For Kids - 3-4 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 10 $45.00
The Wrinkle in Time Boxed Set, Includes 5 books and an Exclusive Journal • Amazon Business $39.39 1 $39.39
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Writing! • Amazon Business $28.75 1 $28.75
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set • Amazon Business $24.60 1 $24.60
You Wouldn't Want To Explore With Lewis And Clark! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Electricity (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Math! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Be An American Colonist! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Bees! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.56 1 $20.56
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales • Amazon Business $19.40 1 $19.40
Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Books! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.91 1 $17.91
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $17.31 1 $17.31
Perfectly Norman • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Frindle • Amazon Business $15.24 1 $15.24
Treasure Island (Annotated With Over 140 Illustrations) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
The Best Of Times • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The World Record Paper Airplane and International Award Winning Designs: The Best of John M. Collins and More Paper Airplane Book • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
A Bad Case Of Stripes • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
You Can, Toucan, Math: Word Problem-Solving Fun • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Boy Who Painted Dragons • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Mr. Popper's Penguins • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Hoot • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Sideways Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
The Invention of Hugo Cabret • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Out from Boneville (BONE #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Amazing Animals Strange Animal Partnerships - Multiplying Fractions (Mathematics Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Let's Estimate: A Book About Estimating and Rounding Numbers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Polygon (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
If You Were a Quadrilateral (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Christopher Robin: The Novelization • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Charged Up: The Story of Electricity (Science Works) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Little Prince (Collector's Editions) • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Drama • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Love That Dog • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Quest Begins (Seekers #1) • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Coraline • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland (A Math Adventure) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Last Day Blues (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Lunch Money (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14
When Charlie McButton Lost Power • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Fourth Grade Rats • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Beezus and Ramona • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Snow Treasure • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Freaky Friday • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Crickwing • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Babe: The Gallant Pig • Amazon Business $3.00 1 $3.00
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $2.85 1 $2.85

Materials cost

$1,275.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,324.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$233.74

Total project goal

$1,558.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,558.26

24 Donors

-$1,282.67

Donations toward project cost

-$1,099.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$183.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$265.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$225.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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