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Mrs. S. from Marietta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books and Bouncy Readers

My students need diverse books for guided reading and bouncy bands!

  • $876 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My twenty-five first graders are curious, active, and full of energy! They love trying new things, making messes, and working together most days. We are an awesome, first grade class in a large school of over thirteen hundred students.

Our grade level makeup includes a diverse cultural population of inquisitive boys and girls, varying ability levels, and amazing personalities.

We truly are a small community within our school community and feel so fortunate to have such wonderful students. Our school is located in Georgia, right outside of Atlanta.

My Project

This year we are focusing on community. Not just our classroom community, but our school community, city community and global community. We are broadening our horizons with pen pals and Skype chats. During morning meeting, several students asked about books featuring students from other countries. This turned into a conversation about how our classroom could use more books with a variety of characters to match the diversity we have.

It was beautiful!

My students get it! They know just what our classroom needs! They also are well aware that they need to move. They will actually suggest wiggle breaks as needed! Realizing wobble stools are a bit of a stretch, I asked for ideas about movement while working. My students (again during morning meeting) decided having bouncy bands on more chairs would allow students to sit different places in the room while working in groups or stay at their desk and still have movement.

Involving students in decision making builds community. They deserve all of the credit for making our classroom the best learning place to be!

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Elementary School Chairs (Black) ADHD Foot Fidgets • Amazon Business $11.01 18 $198.18
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas • Amazon Business $7.95 9 $71.55
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • Amazon Business $5.79 9 $52.11
Mr. Tang's Taxi at the zoo 6 pack • Hameray Publishing $35.70 1 $35.70
Mr. Tang's Taxi in the Snow • Hameray Publishing $35.70 1 $35.70
Surprise for Mia • Hameray Publishing $23.70 1 $23.70
Hot and Cold, 6 pack • Hameray Publishing $23.70 1 $23.70
My Big Sister, 6 pack • Hameray Publishing $23.70 1 $23.70
Spider Sandwich • Hameray Publishing $23.70 1 $23.70
Josiah's Jacket 6 pack • Hameray Publishing $23.70 1 $23.70
Pet Day • Hameray Publishing $23.70 1 $23.70
Mr. Tang's Taxi at the Zoo single copies • Hameray Publishing $5.95 2 $11.90
Mr. Tang in the Snow, single copies • Hameray Publishing $5.95 2 $11.90
Spider Sandwich • Hameray Publishing $3.95 3 $11.85
Josiah's Jacket, single copies • Hameray Publishing $3.95 3 $11.85
Hot and Cold • Hameray Publishing $3.95 3 $11.85
Pet Day • Hameray Publishing $3.95 3 $11.85
Surprise for Mia • Hameray Publishing $3.95 3 $11.85
My Big Sister • Hameray Publishing $3.95 3 $11.85

Materials cost

$630.34

Vendor shipping charges

$30.85

State sales tax

$43.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$744.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.32

Total project goal

$875.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$875.47

10 Donors

-$423.20

Donations toward project cost

-$386.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.08

Matching donations from our partners

-$421.21

Match offers toward project cost

-$358.03

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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