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  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Humphrey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Famished for Fiction: Fourth Graders Need Books!

My students need books for small reading groups in order to continue to pique their interest and growth in reading.

My Students

I am a first year teacher working in a high needs Title 1 elementary school in the bay area of California. The students in my 4th grade class live in the heart of Silicon Valley, where technology and top universities fuel the economy. However, all of my students come to my class from low socioeconomic status. 4th grade is one of the most formative years of a child's young academic career. I would like to not just fund my student's chances for success, but help them realize that they, as individuals, matter. We hope you can help our classroom and minds grow!

My Project

As a first year teacher, I am continuously trying to build an updated classroom library to continue my students' love for reading. I believe strongly in using small reading groups and book clubs to help students not just develop better reading habits and to raise their reading levels, but to teach them how to talk about books in a passionate and loving manner. Students are not just learning academically, they are developing their social emotional skills through interaction and discussion about books. The more choices I have of books for my students, the more likely they will be to find something they will be interested in reading.

Learning to love reading at a young age can ignite a fire in the hearts of students from which a lifelong love for books can thrive.

I hope that by making available an extensive variety of books in my library, all my students will find a favorite book they will cherish forever.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • AKJ Education $13.13 6 $78.78
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.40 6 $74.40
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
The Graveyard Book • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 4 $31.96
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Leo the Late Bloomer • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30

Materials cost

$427.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.82

Total project goal

$592.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$592.16

3 Donors

-$542.16

Donations toward project cost

-$460.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.32

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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