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Mrs. Saunders from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coming Soon - Reading Bowl Winners (Part 1)

My students need copies of the books to help them be prepared to compete in the 2017 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition.

  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher who promotes reading among students who are not often exposed to reading for enjoyment, it can often be a challenging task. However, my students can read and actually enjoy it when they are provided with the materials and a supportive environment.

Reading can provide the opportunity for my students to expand their imagination and increase vocabulary while developing a lifelong skill.

My students live in a low income urban environment with limited transportation and resources. With 99% a free and reduced cost lunch rate at my school, it is safe to say that the majority of the students do not often get the chance to read a brand new, award winning book outside of the school setting. Despite the economic challenges my students face, many are eager to read and simply need the opportunity to develop their enjoyment of reading.

My Project

This could be our year! The students at my school have participated in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition for the past four years. We have not placed in the top five, however, this could be our year! We need a copy of each book so the students can read each title. We will develop practice questions and quiz each other by meeting weekly after school leading up to the competition.

In addition to preparing for the reading bowl competition, the students will improve their reading fluency, vocabulary , questioning skills, reading for information and reading comprehension.

The anticipated dialog from the texts will be an additional avenue to address decision making and character building scenarios. Being a part of a team is an opportunity for the students to practice working together for a common goal while realizing that each person plays a vital part to the success of everyone.

Mrs. Saunders
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Roller Girl • AKJ Books $15.32 1 $15.32
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Stella by Starlight • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Half a World Away • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Circus Mirandus • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Thing About Jellyfish • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
The Red Pencil • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Appleblossom the Possum • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Book Scavenger • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The War that Saved My Life • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Masterminds • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Rain Reign • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Fuzzy Mud • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Crenshaw • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Death by Toilet Paper • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
The Terrible Two • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18

Materials cost

$227.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$276.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.82

Total project goal

$325.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$325.49

3 Donors

-$325.49

Donations toward project cost

-$276.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.82

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$0.00

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