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Mrs. Gates from Ventura CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Our Library's Horizons

Help me give my students high interest nonfiction books that encourage reluctant readers and help build their comprehension skills.

  • $243 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second grade students and I live in a beautiful Southern California coastal city where an increasing number of families within our district are falling into the lower economic levels. Many families find it more and more challenging to spend quality time with their children after demanding work schedules.

Despite the hardships and stress, my children arrive at school with a positive attitude and a thirst for new knowledge.

Their eager, smiling faces encourage me every day to give them experiences and opportunities that will last their lifetime. We encourage each other to be the best we can be by learning cooperation, integrity, respect, responsibility, and independence.

My Project

My students love holding and reading books to themselves during our Read-to-Self portion of the day. More and more of them are asking me for high-interest non-fiction books because they love to learn about animals and people in our country's history.

These books will expand my current classroom library which will allow everyone in my class to access more high-interest non-fiction books at their own reading level.

Learning about some of the people who shaped our country or made positive impacts on others, and discovering the life cycle of some amazing creatures will surely peak the interest of my students. These books may also influence my students' mind-set toward growing and becoming their best selves in a community where leadership and compassion prevail.

Mrs. Gates
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FB711 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.50 1 $49.50
FB712 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.50 1 $49.50
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Morning Meals Around the World • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
An Earthworm's Life • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Wild, Wild Wolves • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Titanic: Lost and Found Lost...and Found (A Step 3 Book/ Grades 2-3( • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Barack Obama • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Bravest Dog Ever • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49

Materials cost

$159.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.57

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$206.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.39

Total project goal

$242.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$242.58

1 Donor

-$103.10

Donations toward project cost

-$103.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$121.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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