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Ms. Baldizon from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Did You Get The Book Yet?

Help me give my students graphic novels such as, Dog Man, Bone and the Babysitter's Club, that they have come to love and enjoy reading.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are all English Learners that possess a strong desire to learn and great enthusiasm, too. They often face challenges in acclimating to a new environment while maintaining a healthy and secure sense of self. Many times my students have literacy skills in their native languages but struggle to find texts of interest to them in English that are also comprehensible. Other students of mine can communicate in English and may have been born in the U.S but have struggled, until a short time ago, to enjoy reading.

Over the course of my four years teaching, I have worked with the support of our DonorsChoose.org community to turn non-readers into readers through appealing graphic novels.

Students that struggled just a year ago to name a single book they enjoyed, are now regularly checking out books and can name many titles they have recently read. As my students continue to navigate their identities along with personal interests, these books help solidify their identities as readers.

People, like you, through DonorsChoose.org have helped me provide my students with texts that are engaging and interesting.

My Project

When my last DonorsChoose.org project was funded, I literally had a fifth grade student do a happy dance when he learned Amulet #8 (a series that hooked countless of my students and has had them on edge waiting for the next book to be released) would soon be entering my classroom. This is just one example of the sincere joy that I know this project will bring. Each and every title selected below has been deliberately picked keeping my students' interests in mind.

I once had a simple goal to share a love of reading with my students, but now my goal has evolved into a hope that I can continue sharing this love of reading in the years to come.

To that end, I have bought milk crates and collapsible bins to organize the books acquired, created take-home book bags using Ziploc bags and duct tape to help the books stay in good condition and created a book sign-out contract so that parents/students are aware of their responsibility as borrowers. I mention this to emphasize that these books are treasured and cared for immensely.

I continue to create these projects for my students whose eyes continue to light up when they realize they are THE first person to read the pages of the new book in their hands. The opportunity to read is one that my students take advantage of and one I cannot provide alone. I look to you, Donorschoose.org community, for help in ensuring that every eager reader who enters my classroom finds a book of interest and so that when they ask “Do you have the book yet?” I can affirm, “yes I do!”

Ms. Baldizon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 57 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olympians Boxed Set: Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon & Aphrodite • Amazon Business $57.11 1 $57.11
Best Friends • Amazon Business $11.69 2 $23.38
Tribute Edition: Out from Boneville (BONE #1) • Amazon Business $11.66 2 $23.32
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
The Arctic Incident. Adapted by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin • Amazon Business $19.18 1 $19.18
Making Friends • Amazon Business $9.09 2 $18.18
Click • Amazon Business $8.00 2 $16.00
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race (Clem Hetherington #1) • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
A Graphix Book: Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1: The Dragonet Prophecy • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Hidden Witch • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Nightmare Escape (Dream Jumper, Book 1) • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Secret of the Time Tablets (Cleopatra in Space #3) • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Scary Summer (Goosebumps Graphix, No. 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Creepy Creatures (Goosebumps Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel 2): A Graphix Book • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
Fake Blood • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
NewsPrints • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Out from Boneville (BONE #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Eyes of the Storm (BONE #3) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Great Cow Race (BONE #2) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Thief and the Sword (Cleopatra in Space #2) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Terror Trips (Goosebumps Graphix, No. 2) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mr. Wolf's Class • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Target Practice (Cleopatra in Space #1) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$463.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.38

Total project goal

$589.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$589.19

6 Donors

-$578.60

Donations toward project cost

-$500.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

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$0.00

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