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

Expanding Our Classroom Library

My students need literature that is modern and reflective of who they are and what they are going through in order to engage them as young readers.

  • $727 goal

This project expired on December 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a title I school that is 100% free lunch and breakfast. We are on the North side of Stockton, and have a high poverty. Most of our students do not have access to the internet at home and a portion of our students are foster care and homeless. Other students live in a one parent home where that parent works multiple jobs and is not around to help the student with work or encourage reading outside of the classroom. We have very little family involvement with our school because of the area and the dynamic of their home life situations.

Each and every one of my students are amazing in their own way but we do have challenges behaviorally and academically.

Working with my student and helping them each day make small gains in their academic achievement and/or behavior is amazing to see—it makes the challenges of working with this group worth every minute.

My Project

We struggle as a site with low readers. 80% of my students are reading below their grade level and over half of that percent is more than 3 grade levels below leaving only 20% that are at or 1-2 grade levels above.

My kids love to read, but the selections in our curriculum have little to nothing to appeal to their interest or their culture.

If I want to produce better readers, which will in turn, produce better writers, I have to give them reading material that has meaning to them, that resonates themes which occur in their own daily life because if a student can’t see their self in the text, they have no buy in to read it.

My school is trying to provide a print rich environment but as we are in a low income population their is not funds to provide a whole library for every class. We are lucky to have a great school library and a county library student may attend. By having a full library in my classroom I will be able to provide time and resources to improve student reading.

Ms. Phillips
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Wreck (Series of Unfortunate Events box set, #1-13) • AKJ Education $131.40 1 $131.40
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (11 Books) • AKJ Education $114.82 1 $114.82
Who Was? Nonfiction (24 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $107.57 1 $107.57
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • AKJ Education $10.77 1 $10.77
I Survived The Destruction Of Pompeii, 79 • AKJ Education $10.77 1 $10.77
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 1 $10.74
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
I Survived Collection: Books #1-4 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Dreamer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 1 $5.68
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
I Survived #9: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #11: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #8: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster 1937 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #10: I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #5: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #6: I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #7: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$531.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$617.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.99

Total project goal

$726.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$726.59

8 Donors

-$435.80

Donations toward project cost

-$370.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.37

Matching donations from our partners

-$290.79

Match offers toward project cost

-$247.17

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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