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Mrs. Marquez from Loveland CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library

Help me give my students books and an updated classroom library and sense of home.

  • $637 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a variety unique kids who come through my door every day. My kiddos often come bustling through the doors energized my being around one another and gaining that newfound sense of independent 6th graders do as they enter middle school. We are an I.B. School and push our student to be innovative, communicating, and aware students. We read, write, speak, and learn all things literacy!

Our schools needs and population is ever changing, and it is my job to meets these needs and reach all of these individuals to the best of my ability.

My students are kind and caring. Looking out for one another and even me, despite the fact it is my job to look out for them. They are constantly asking what I can do for them, and so now I want to be able to do something extra for them.

My Project

Currently I have a classroom library that has been pieced together from books throughout the years from different teachers. I have worked to organize it and make it more appealing, but the lack of new materials make it less appealing to the kids. I am wanting books that are current and important to who they are or may be. Reading for some of my kiddos comes naturally, they love it. For some, though, they are reluctant and they don't "click" with what a lot of books are about. I am wanting to add more diverse literature that is more current to our world today while also making the classroom library/reading nook a more comfortable and warm place to escape to.

"The Hate U Give" is a book that has an array of awards of recognitions; it is a book that so many of my students will be able to pick up and not want to put down.

This is the case for many of the books I have carefully selected. The incentive posters will help the kids be able to track the books they read and be able to be celebrated for all their successes. Our rug will cover the standard concrete style carpet you find in so many schools and offices. The furniture as a whole will make this place a homey and warm place that invites them to escape into a world that is not their own, an outlet for many to forget about any of the worries they may have.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SUNLLIPE Floor Lamp 70.5 inches Energy Saving Modern Sturdy Standing Uplight LED Reading Light Lamp for Living Room, Dorm and Bedroom (Black) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Furinno 11209EX Pasir 4 Tier Open Shelf, Espresso • Amazon Business $34.54 1 $34.54
Nest and Stack Tapered Plastic Bins | set of 4 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $14.07 2 $28.14
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Indoor Modern Area Rugs Fluffy Living Room Carpets Suitable for Children Bedroom Home Decor Nursery Rugs 4 Feet by 5.3 Feet (Gray) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 2 $22.78
A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.75 2 $19.50
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.11 2 $18.22
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD • Amazon Business $8.60 2 $17.20
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
The Seventh Most Important Thing • Amazon Business $7.83 2 $15.66
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97
Same But Different • Amazon Business $7.40 2 $14.80
The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
IHopes+ Harry Potter Quotes and Sayings Vintage Book Art Prints | Set of Four Photos 8x10 Unframed | Great Harry Potter Gifts • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.48 2 $12.96
Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
George (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Laminated Dry Rease Incentive Chart/Chore/Responsibility/School Attendance/Homework Progress Tracking Chart, 6 Pack in Multi-color, 36 Rows X 25 Columns (17" x 22") • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders • Amazon Business $10.51 1 $10.51

Materials cost

$473.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$540.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.43

Total project goal

$636.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$636.21

10 Donors

-$496.21

Donations toward project cost

-$421.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.43

match offer

-$140.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$119.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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