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Mrs. Putman from Palatka FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drop Everything and Read!

My students need a classroom library with a variety of books to read!

  • $934 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our Elementary school is located in Palatka, Florida; it is a Title 1 school which means that a large percentages of the students come from low-income families. According to the Economically Disadvantaged Free-Reduced Lunch (FRL) rate, 100% of the students receive either free or reduced lunch prices and 83% of the students were reported as a minority. The school has struggled to meet state standards receiving either a D or F for the past five years. But, that all is beginning to change.

The school maintains a low student:teacher ratio in order to better meet student needs; however, funding is limited to provide instructional resources and materials to support academics and I, being out of the classroom for five years, no longer have the resources either.

This is where you come in.....

My Project

My classroom library is a place where the students can learn to love reading; with these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books and will allow them to read independently at their own level.

Reading and writing go hand in hand.

To be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. The more you read, the better writer you'll become. Many of the books requested are by the same author or have been written about a similar topic. This was done intentionally and will allow me the opportunity to teach about the style of writing.

Mrs. Putman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 3 Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Grade 3 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $42.54 1 $42.54
Grade 3 Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.34 1 $37.34
Series Sampler - Lightning Bolt Books Famous Places (5 Books) • AKJ Education $33.63 1 $33.63
Favorite Author Study - Eve Bunting (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Series Sampler - Time Warp Trio (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Series Sampler - Heidi Hecklebeck (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Series Sampler - Capital Mysteries (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Favorite Author Study - Ann Cameron (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Series Sampler - Cam Jansen (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Favorite Author Study - Judy Blume (4 Books) • AKJ Education $17.93 1 $17.93
Favorite Author Study - Clyde Robert Bulla (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.18 1 $17.18
Ode to a Commode Concrete Poems • AKJ Education $14.66 1 $14.66
Lebron James Young Basketball Star • AKJ Education $14.14 1 $14.14
Macaroni and Rice and Bread by the Slice What is in the Grains Group? • AKJ Education $13.93 1 $13.93
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Of • AKJ Education $12.99 1 $12.99
The Hundred Dresses • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon My Father's Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon, the Dragons of Blueland • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Old African • AKJ Education $12.09 1 $12.09
The Pain and the Great One • AKJ Education $9.89 1 $9.89
There Is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me • AKJ Education $9.89 1 $9.89
Merry Christmas, Strega Nona • AKJ Education $9.46 1 $9.46
Goal! • AKJ Education $9.34 1 $9.34
When Daddy Prays • AKJ Education $8.80 1 $8.80
Mogo, the Third Warthog • AKJ Education $8.79 1 $8.79
Call of the Wild • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Extreme Team #1 One Smooth Move • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Night Before Christmas • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Magic Tree House #29: Christmas in Camelot • AKJ Education $6.57 1 $6.57
Harriet Tubman and My Grandmother's Quilts • AKJ Education $6.46 1 $6.46
Flower Garden • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Earthquakes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
We the Kids The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Story of Ferdinand • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Public School Superhero • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Tortoise and the Hare • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Borrowers Afloat • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Madeline in London • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cinderella: A Fairy Tale • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Ivy and Bean Book 1 Book 1 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Starring Grace • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Days Like This A Collection of Small Poems • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Call of the Wild • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Red Badge of Courage • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Secret Garden • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Jungle Book • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Ira Says Goodbye • AKJ Education $4.39 1 $4.39
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Storm • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Was in a Mood • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Wind in the Willows • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Kiss the Cow! • AKJ Education $3.84 1 $3.84
The First Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $3.84 1 $3.84
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dolphins! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Oliver Twist • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The War of the Worlds (Stepping Stone Classic) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The Time Machine • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The Mystery of the Missing Cat • AKJ Education $3.29 1 $3.29
The Mystery of the Singing Ghost • AKJ Education $3.29 1 $3.29
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.18 1 $3.18
The Horse in Harry's Room • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Frankenstein • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Secret Garden • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Henry and Mudge: The First Book • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Silver Horse Switch • AKJ Education $2.74 1 $2.74
Hanukkah • AKJ Education $1.00 2 $2.00
The Crunchy, Munchy Christmas Tree • AKJ Education $1.00 2 $2.00
Santa Claus from A to Z • AKJ Education $1.00 2 $2.00
MAYA & MIGUEL: TWIN GIFTS • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
My Working Mom • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Elliot's Park Haunted Hike • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
John McCain: An American Life • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Whales • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
W.I.T.C.H.: Trust Your Heart - Novelization #24 • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
A Light From Within (Zenda) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
On Christmas Eve • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Halloween Joker, The • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

Materials cost

$752.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$793.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.03

Total project goal

$933.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$933.54

19 Donors

-$880.01

Donations toward project cost

-$751.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$129.00

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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