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Ms. Harris from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Captivating Classroom Library

Help me give my students a diverse classroom library that will appeal to the most reluctant reader and help them develop a love for books.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a group of 4th grade students on the West Side of Chicago. Last year, I had one particular student that was always reading... He read while walking down the hallway, eating lunch, at recess, and even in math class! After observing him for several days, I began to think... How wonderful it would be for all of my students to love reading like he does! Developing a classroom library with interesting books will serve to appeal to my reluctant readers.

My Project

As a 4th grade reading teacher, I am committed to providing opportunities for my students that are interesting and relevant so that they can experience optimal success. In a classroom where over 70 percent of the students have not reached proficiency levels in Reading and Language Arts, I feel that creating a love for books and reading is the perfect avenue to reach our goal. The books that I am requesting will serve as a springboard to spark an interest in reading that the old boring reading textbook has not provided. I can just imagine all of the reading that will be happening in my classroom and it makes me very excited!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Un • AKJ Education $21.88 1 $21.88
Anne Frank's Diary : The Graphic Adaption • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Last Kids on Earth • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.78 1 $9.78
The Friendship Code #1 • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Team BFF #2 • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Brave • AKJ Education $8.03 1 $8.03
The Baby-Sitters Club #2: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$104.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.02

Total project goal

$160.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.16

2 Donors

-$160.16

Donations toward project cost

-$136.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.02

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$0.00

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