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  • $164 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Eaton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Crazy About Clifford

My students need 30 different Clifford books.

I am currently a 3rd grade teacher at an elementary school in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. Although my students try their hardest and come to school ready to learn each day, many of them are still reading below grade level. In order to help our students catch up with their peers, Independent Reading is a daily part of our reading instruction. However, the books in my 3rd grade classroom are not low enough to reach those students who are reading on a 1st or 2nd grade level.

One series I have discovered that meets the needs of those struggling students and also entices them to read more is the Clifford series. However, I do not have enough Clifford books to go around and the ones I do have, have seen better days. It is hard to actively engage students in independent reading time when they have to fight each other just to have a book they can can actually read.

I am asking for 30 different Clifford books to help sustain my students during Independent Reading. Students become proficient readers by reading a lot of books on their ability level. Once they master texts on that level, they gradually move on to more challenging books. The books in the Clifford series are perfect for helping my students become successful readers because they are imaginative and endearing, just like my students. My girls love dreaming about having a big, red dog for a best friend just like Emily Elizabeth does, and my boys like thinking of the trouble they could get in to with an enormous pet at their side. Even the roughest and toughest of my students turn in to softies when reading a Clifford book!

By providing a plethora of Clifford books for my students to read you will ensure that my students will grow as readers and will be able to enjoy even more books in our classroom library.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clifford's Day With Dad Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford Grows Up (Clifford, the Big Red Dog) Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15
Clifford, We Love You Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Count on Clifford Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Happy Mother's Day Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford Visits the Hospital Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15
Big Itch (Clifford Big Red Readers Series) Alison Inches, Robbin Cuddy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford and the Big Storm Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford Takes a Trip Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15
Clifford's Kitten Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Happy Easter Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15
Clifford's First Valentine's Day Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15
Clifford the Small Red Puppy Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Bathtime Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Clifford at the Circus Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford Makes a Friend (Hello Reader! Series) Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's First School Day Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15
Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Santa's Big Red Helper (Clifford, the Big Red Dog Series) Marcie Aboff, Steve Haefele (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69
Clifford Goes to Dog School Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Family Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Christmas Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Good Deeds Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Manners Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's First Autumn Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Halloween Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford the Firehouse Dog Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15
Clifford's Birthday Party Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Clifford's Bedtime Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$103.68

Vendor shipping charges

$10.37

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$134.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.41

Total project goal

$163.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$163.41

2 Donors

-$140.00

Donations toward project cost

-$134.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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