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  • $797 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Clarke
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Classroom Library

My students need 29 leveled books for a classroom library for the school year. We have one book shelf with no books or rug. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My Students

"Dream Team", that is what my students have decided to call themselves. It is my goal to help them be their best at all times in all aspects of their lives.

My students are from Philadelphia, PA and live in low socioeconomic part of the city.

Many of the students live with their grandmothers or aunts and uncles due to their parents' work schedules or being deceased. Consequently, many of the students do not have a strong home base to provide them with the necessary academic support. Some of my students have learning and/or behavior issues that is a direct result from their background. In addition, many of the students struggle since they do not have an adequate academic foundation. Nonetheless, my students are enthusiastic learners who are eager to learn new things, love to explore and want to be challenged. As such, I want them to have the tools necessary to have a rich and thriving school year.

My Project

With the resources requested, I plan to engage my students in various reading activities that will help them with their vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, writing and expend their imaginations. Some of those activities include literature circles, book reports on important African Americans, inventors reports, book clubs and reading challenge. Those activities will be carried out with students working independently as well as in small groups. The group activities will allow the students to learn from each other, work cooperatively and hold rich discussions about their readings. My students need a classroom library for the school year. We have one book shelf with no books or rug. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My project is important because it is at an early age that children develop a love for reading.

Without adequate tools and materials to engage the students in reading activities, there is a higher chance a child will struggle in other academic subjects. With a library, my fourth graders will develop a broader vocabulary, increase their literature interests and become overall better readers. With your help, the library will allow me to conduct many reading and writing activities for the students.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dominoes • AKJ Books $2.19 3 $6.57
CARPET MULTIPLICATION/DIVISION 6'X6' EACH • ABC School Supply, Inc $150.47 1 $150.47
BOOKENDS REG 4.75''X6'' BLACK SET OF 2 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $2.74 2 $5.48
Grade 4 - Favorites • AKJ Books $48.60 4 $194.40
Grade 4 - NonFiction • AKJ Books $41.28 4 $165.12
Sarah, Plain and Tall (rpkg) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Stepping Stone Classic) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Little Princess (Stepping Stones Classics) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Anne of Green Gables (Stepping Stones Classic) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Robin Hood (Stepping Stone Classic) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Women (Stepping Stone Classic) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Three Musketeers (Stepping Stone Classic) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Les Miserables (Stepping Stones Classic) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, Adapted by Mallory Loehr • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Around the World in 80 Days (Classic Starts Series) Deanna M • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Black Beauty (Classic Starts Series) Anna Sewell, Lucy Corvi • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
The Swiss Family Robinson (Classic Starts Series) Johann Dav • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Treasure Island (Step Into Reading) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Christmas Carol • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Julian, Secret Agent • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
More Stories Huey Tells • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
More Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mississippi Bridge • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Sunny Holiday Coleen Paratore • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Coop • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Cornrows • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Gloria Rising • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
A Story, a Story Gail E. Haley, Gail E. Haley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86

Materials cost

$622.45

Vendor shipping charges

$15.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$677.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.54

Total project goal

$796.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$796.93

9 Donors

-$771.93

Donations toward project cost

-$656.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$115.79

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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