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Ms. Celello from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Our Classroom Library to Expand Our Minds

My students need sets of books that reach all reading levels and genres to increase their engagement.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My high school students are some of the most caring and hard working people I have ever met, despite the fact that they have elementary reading levels. Increasingly, new research is showing that the best predictor for future success is reading ability, or reading engagement.

In order to improve literacy skills for all my students, they need books to read- that they want to read!

However, our school serves a student population where there is 100% qualification for free and reduced lunch, and oftentimes the students put finding books on the back burner.

Having access to a full classroom library of all genres and reading levels would increase my students' reading levels and success for their future!

My Project

Literacy is critical to the development of an individual and a community as a whole. Oftentimes we forget how much we take advantage of being able to read and write effectively. There are so many reasons why we should keep literacy on the forefront of our thoughts.

A literate community is a happy and diverse community.

If my students are exposed to a greater variety of literature we would be able to engage in a more rigorous dialogue. The sharing of ideas and perspectives, which we often learn from literature, leads to greater levels of mutual understanding, caring, and a stronger community.

Ms. Celello
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME FOR KIDS(r) Nonfiction Readers Grade 5 Set 1 (10-Book Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $101.96 1 $101.96
Alchemist, The • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
All American Boys • AKJ Education $10.75 1 $10.75
The Crossover • AKJ Education $10.28 1 $10.28
Science World, Grades 6 - 10 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 12 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–10 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.49 1 $9.49
El Sol, Spanish, Grades 6 - 12, Level 3 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 6 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $7.99 1 $7.99
Bonjour, French, Grades 6 - 12, Level 2 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 5 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $7.99 1 $7.99
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
1984 • AKJ Education $6.17 1 $6.17
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$215.58

Vendor shipping charges

$2.55

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.36

Total project goal

$295.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.72

1 Donor

-$147.86

Donations toward project cost

-$125.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.18

match offer

-$147.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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