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Ms. Holt from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extreme Makeover: Library Edition

My students need books, magazines, speakers, and decorations for a Legendary library! We want to create an environment that is full of engaging materials for students and technologically relevant supplies for teachers.

  • $1,811 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When our school opened 4 years ago, our library was little more than a dingy, rodent-infested closet with moldy, outdated books piled in corners. We've since made massive improvements, but if we want to create a welcoming place that empowers and inspires students, we still have a ways to go.

My students have come to our school for educational opportunities that they otherwise would not be able to get from their zoned schools.

Most come in at an average for 3 grade levels behind in reading and math due to inadequate elementary instruction. Outsiders might expect for them to be apathetic or overwhelmed with the educational deficits they have to overcome, but their desire to exceed expectations is what drives me to make sure they have every resource and opportunity they need to reach their highest potential.

My Project

As our school library and literacy specialist, I am blessed with the opportunity to support all grade levels and content areas. A large part of my role is fostering a love for and value of reading in our students, but this doesn't happen over night. Students need to have access to high-interest reading materials in a variety of reading levels, genres, and formats in order to become life-long readers. They need to have access to a welcoming, aesthetically-pleasing environment that supports these habits and skills. By having a library that is stocked with non-fiction, current and relevant expository texts, they'll be able to open their eyes to how non-fiction can be both informational and enjoyable. Since classes frequently meet in the library so that students can utilize the computer lab, teachers need access to up to date classroom technology in order to maximize class time.

My students deserve to have a library that is full of high-interest, informative, inspirational materials.

They deserve to have a welcoming place to read, work, and explore the world. They deserve to have technologically relevant materials for learning. Every day I watch them fight so hard for their own chances to learn and grow as students, leaders, and citizens; and I will continue to do everything I can to give them access to the materials to do so.

Ms. Holt
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LIBRARY DISPLAY RWW MAGAZINE REVOLVER WITH CASTERS • School Specialty $237.97 1 $237.97
Loloi Weston 100%25 Wool 2' 3" x 3' 9" Rug Blue Green • Quill.com $80.09 2 $160.18
The New York Times Upfront, Grades 9 - 12 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 14 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 9–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.95 10 $99.50
Science World, Grades 6 - 10 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 12 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–10 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.25 10 $92.50
Choices, Grades 7 - 12 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 7–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.99 10 $89.90
Scholastic Scope, Grades 6 - 8 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 9 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–8 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.99 10 $89.90
Scholastic Art, Grades 7 - 12 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 6 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 7–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.99 10 $89.90
Scholastic Action, Grades 6 - 12, Reading Level Grades 3 - 5 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 12 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–12, Reading Levels 3–5 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.50 10 $85.00
Scholastic MATH, Grades 6 - 9 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 12 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–9 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.25 10 $82.50
Ahora, Spanish, Grades 6 - 12, Level 2 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 5 Print + 1 Online / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $7.99 10 $79.90
¿Qué Tal?, Spanish, Grades 6 - 12, Level 1 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 5 Print + 1 Online / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $7.99 10 $79.90
Scholastic News, Grades 5/6 + Science Spin (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 24 Issues of Scholastic News and 8 Issues of Science Spin / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 5/6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.48 10 $54.80
TIME For Kids - Grades 5-6 - 24 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $4.88 10 $48.80
Dell - Speaker System - Black • Best Buy for Business $21.09 1 $21.09
Barker Creek Retro 4" Letter Pop Out All Age • Quill.com $7.19 2 $14.38
Barker Creek Over the Rainbow 4" Letter Pop Out All Age • Quill.com $7.19 2 $14.38
Barker Creek Italy 4" Letter Pop Out All Age • Quill.com $7.19 2 $14.38
Barker Creek dot.calm Border 35" L x 3" W • Quill.com $4.49 2 $8.98
Barker Creek Tie-dye Border 35" L x 3" W • Quill.com $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$1,368.45

Vendor shipping charges

$120.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,539.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$271.62

Total project goal

$1,810.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,810.78

3 Donors

-$1,810.78

Donations toward project cost

-$1,539.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$271.62

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$0.00

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