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Ms. Hamilton from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feisty Fifth Graders Need Fifty More Books!

My students need 50 new, high-interest, appropriately leveled books for the school library.

  • $382 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Fifth graders are a feisty bunch! Some are 10 going on 7, while others are 10 going on 15! As a member of the fifth grade team at a fantastic public charter school in a high needs community, it is my job to make sure that we have appropriately leveled and engaging books for ALL of our fifth graders.

When our fifth graders enter our school in August, we quickly assess their reading levels. As is usual at our school, our fifth graders ranged from the kindergarten-first grade level all the way to the high school level, with most falling in the second to fourth grade level. No matter where they start, it is our school's mission to get ALL of them reading at grade level or higher and prepared for excellent high schools when they leave our school in the eighth grade. So we've got our work cut out for us, but we know our kids can do this. As our students have become used to the expectation that they READ, they are quickly moving through the selection of books we have in our school library.

I have requested 50 titles (including a boxed set) of books we KNOW our fifth graders will love to read. Since they are required to have 2 books in their possession at all times, our students need to have access to as many great books as possible.

With your generous support, we will markedly increase the number of books in our library which are appropriate for our fifth graders. And as they read more and more, we know that their reading will improve so that when they complete their year as feisty fifth graders, they will be prepared for success in the sixth grade!

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

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Be Careful What You Wish For (Classic Goosebumps Series #7) Classic Goosebumps, R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Don't Go to Sleep! (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
How to Kill a Monster (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Night of the Living Dummy III (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Chicken Chicken (Goosebumps Series #53) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
The Headless Ghost (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Monster Blood III (Goosebumps Series #29) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
A Night In Terror Tower (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Beast from the East (Goosebumps Series #43) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
At the Plate with... Ken Griffey Jr. Matt Christopher • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Babe Ruth (Matt Christopher Legends in Sports Series) Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout, With Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Baseball Turnaround Matt Christopher • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Center Court Sting Matt Christopher, The #1 Sports Writer for Kids (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Football Double Threat (Matt Christopher Series) Matt Christopher, Stephanie Peters • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Football Nightmare Matt Christopher, Robert Hirschfeld • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Halfback Attack Matt Christopher, Karen Meyer, unknown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Jackie Robinson (Matt Christopher Legends in Sports Series) Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Long-Arm Quarterback Matt Christopher • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Michael Jordan (Matt Christopher Legends in Sports Series) Matt Christopher, Stephanie Peters, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Muhammad Ali (Matt Christopher Legends in Sports Series) Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Nothin' but Net Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Course with... Tiger Woods Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Court with... Kobe Bryant Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Jake Drake, Know-It-All (Jake Drake Series) Andrew Clements, Marla Frazee (Illustrator), Janet Pedersen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
No Talking Andrew Clements, Mark Elliott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Frindle Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Report Card Andrew Clements • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Week in the Woods Andrew Clements • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Jesse Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (Junie B. Jones Series #19) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot (Zack Files Series #19), Vol. 19 Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis, Jane O'Conner (Editor), Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Bozo the Clone (Zack Files Series #10) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Dr. Jekyll, Orthodontist (Zack Files Series #5) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Evil Queen Tut and the Great Ant Pyramids (Zack Files Series #16) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
A Ghost Named Wanda (Zack Files Series #3) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Room One: A Mystery or Two Andrew Clements, Mark Elliott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Jake Drake, Bully Buster Andrew Clements, Janet Pedersen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Jake Drake, Class Clown Andrew Clements, Marla Frazee (Illustrator), Janet Pedersen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet Andrew Clements, Janet Pedersen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Buried Onions Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Living Up the Street Gary Soto, Strawberry Hill Press • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Jesse Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Pacific Crossing Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Sons of Destiny (Cirque Du Freak Series #12) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Allies of the Night (Cirque Du Freak Series #8) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Hunters of the Dusk (Cirque Du Freak Series #7) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Killers of the Dawn (Cirque Du Freak Series #9) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Lake of Souls (Cirque Du Freak Series #10) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Vampire Mountain (Cirque Du Freak Series #4) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$256.00

Vendor shipping charges

$25.60

State sales tax

$18.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$313.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.72

Total project goal

$381.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$381.76

7 Donors

-$354.32

Donations toward project cost

-$313.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.44

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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