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Ms. Mooney from Richmond CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Easy Access to Our Books!

My students need book bins to organize our new books for easy access.

  • $201 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve special education students at a school where a major oil refinery is located just a few miles away. The students come from all over the district to join this primarily Dual Immersion school where we work incredibly hard to provide a quality education. I work with the special needs students who struggle in the general education classroom. My students focus better and work harder if they are engaged during lessons.

All students perform more effectively if they are engaged and given materials that allow for kinesthetic learning which includes using technology.

They deserve the same quality education as a higher income school. Many of my students come to school hungry and without proper clothing.

They are inquisitive, intelligent, and want to be successful. They need someone to believe in them, have empathy for their needs, and make a connection with them so they build their confidence and self-esteem. They need to experience curriculum through visual, tactile and kinesthetic modalities.

My Project

We have received a book cart and now we need the book bins so we can fill them with our leveled books. I work with struggling students who need motivation. If books are available with easy access, this supports student motivation and allows them to choose the book they want to read.

Engaging students with books they read gives them confidence to understand what they have read and share in discussion.

The best classroom environment for struggling readers is one where they can think and talk aloud with their classmates and the teacher about their ideas and questions. Students need to read a certain number of leveled, independent books and set a goal of reading. This helps to improve their fluency and comprehension. Having books available for students is the first step in engaging them and giving them an opportunity to build their confidence.

Ms. Mooney
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA750X - Book Bins - Set of 16 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $63.60 2 $127.20

Materials cost

$127.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$170.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.13

Total project goal

$200.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$200.88

2 Donors

-$150.88

Donations toward project cost

-$128.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.63

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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