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Ms. Mabry from Brunswick GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Earthlings...Take Me to Your Readers!

My students need a bookcase and a variety of children's books, such as Shiloh, Hundred Dresses, and Volcanoes to read during Literature Circles, DEAR time, and to complete research.

  • $694 goal

This project expired on April 15, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our "Field of Dreams" is where our ideas and imaginations run wild. A great book always inspires a child's heart. However, I am a first year teacher and do not have the resources others have. I want my children to be given the same opportunity and variety of texts to read to grab their attention.

My students are a diverse group of International Baccalaureate learners.

Among them, I have many creative thinkers, confident risk-takers, and reflective communicators. My students attend a school that is different than all the others in our county. Our school enables students to be inquirers. My students develop their natural curiosity through hands-on activities, cooperative learning groups, and differentiated instruction. Our class is often told that they are the best out of all the 5th grades. Mostly, because of their wonderful attitudes, respect for others, and eagerness to learn. I have never encountered a group of children who have the drive and commitment to learn something new every day. I drive from over an hour away just to teach my students every day. They knew from day one that I would always be dedicated to teaching them and helping them grow. My students know what it truly means to be caring and open-minded. We inspire each other every day to be the best that we can be.

My Project

The variety of children's literature you will be providing my classroom will truly inspire them to read every day more and more. Books like Shiloh, Charlotte's Web, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Bridge to Terabithia will always have them hooked during DEAR time. A plethora of books will enable them to reach their goal of reading 7 books each nine weeks. This will enable them to complete the GPS standard of reading 25 books by the end of fifth grade. Also, reference materials like the Britannica Student Atlas 2010, New Thinking About Pollution, and TIME For Kids Weekly magazines, will help my students understand more clearly how to find information according to the sources we are using and in turn, it will make it easier for them to do research. Also, books like Hundred Dresses, Volcanoes, Out of the Dust, and Belle Prater's enable my classroom to be enriched with wonderful read alouds and literature circle groups. I want to instill a love for reading in their hearts.

The impact that you will have on my classroom is enormous.

I don't want my students to ever have to say that they have read every book on my bookshelf, or that they can't find anything that interests them, just because I am a first year teacher. I've spent hundreds of dollars already just to put fifty books on my shelf. I can't help but want to give them more because they deserve it. They deserve the opportunity to be inspired and make connections to their every day lives through reading.

Ms. Mabry
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Belle Prater's Boy • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Books $6.97 1 $6.97
Shiloh • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Hundred Dresses (Restored Edition) • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Shadow Of A Bull • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Bridge to Terabithia (rpkg) • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Giver, The • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
A Long Way From Chicago • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
A Year Down Yonder • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Out of the Dust • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Everything on a Waffle • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Corner of the Universe • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Annie And The Old One • AKJ Books $6.97 1 $6.97
Mrs. Frisby & Rats Nimh • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Wanderer, The • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Favorite Authors Cynthia Rylant-6 Books • AKJ Books $32.11 1 $32.11
Poppy • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (rpkg), The • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
The Twenty-one Balloons • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Julie of the Wolves • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
My Side of the Mountain • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Mr. Popper'S Penguins • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Hope Was Here • AKJ Books $6.97 1 $6.97
The Summer of the Swans • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Dear Mr. Henshaw • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Ramona and Her Father • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Ramona Collection, Volume 1, The • AKJ Books $17.43 1 $17.43
Rainforest Food Chains • AKJ Books $6.97 1 $6.97
Volcanoes • AKJ Books $6.97 1 $6.97
How Does a Volcano Become an Island? • AKJ Books $6.97 1 $6.97
Mountains • AKJ Books $6.97 1 $6.97
Henry and Ribsy • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Henry and the Paper Route • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Britannica Student Atlas 2010 • Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. $29.95 1 $29.95
Earth's Environment • Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. $9.95 1 $9.95
Celebrating Black History • Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. $9.95 1 $9.95
New Thinking About Pollution • Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. $38.25 1 $38.25
WR News Senior Edition WITH Science Spin (Grades 4-6; For Orders of only 1 Subscription) • Weekly Reader $21.66 1 $21.66
1870 Series Bookcase, 2 Shelves, 36w x 11-1/2d x 29-7/8h, Henna Cherry- - --*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $133.50 1 $133.50

Materials cost

$493.15

Vendor shipping charges

$19.93

State sales tax

$34.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$589.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.03

Total project goal

$693.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$693.54

1 Donor

-$83.30

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$595.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$506.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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