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Mrs. Zavisza from Suffield CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Kids' Worlds Through Books

My students need a classroom library that engages them meaningfully and purposefully, helping expand their knowledge base, reading skills, self-understanding, and world view.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are important, curious, deserving, and academically diverse. The community in which they live is a thriving, rural-suburban town. They have so much enthusiasm and interest in learning and seek to understand the world beyond their small farming town.

My privilege as their grade 6 English Language Arts teacher is to foster their curiosity and provide them with opportunities that allow them to fulfill their voracious curiosity and interest in life.

There is nothing like finding that books that inspire and encourage our children to learn, and then motivate them to continue on their own personal journey of figuring out who they are as people.

All children deserve access to learning that allows them to become the best human beings that they can be. My students are certainly no exception.

My Project

Books open the doors for children to understand worlds that are beyond their personal experience. They allow children to explore situations and information to which they may not otherwise have access. Both fiction and non-fiction materials provide students with opportunities to expand their world and enhance their understanding of topics both brand-new and familiar. A full, rich classroom library is essential in any classroom, but particularly in a Language Arts classroom where we depend on books to take us to worlds and provide us with information that we can only reach through text.

A rich, diverse variety of materials is essential in facilitating students to reach their full potential as people.

Through consistent, frequent access of our classroom library, students are given the opportunity to understand others, gain information, think deeply about themselves, and develop relationships with others, not to mention increase their reading proficiency through high-interest books that speak to their age level and generation.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.16 5 $60.80
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 5 $59.45
The Third Mushroom • Amazon Business $11.72 5 $58.60
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Knowledge Encyclopedia (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $18.76 1 $18.76
The Animal Book • Amazon Business $18.75 1 $18.75
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Land of Neverendings • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Wonderland: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.) • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$468.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.23

Total project goal

$594.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.89

7 Donors

-$387.63

Donations toward project cost

-$329.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.14

match offer

-$207.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$176.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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