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Mrs. Howe from Conway MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fifth Dimension B.E.A.R. Club

My students need 20 copies each of 4 book titles, from "Al Capone Does My Shirts" to "Walk Two Moons", with teacher's guides for 3 of the books.

  • $748 goal

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Welcome to the Fifth Dimension B.E.A.R. (Be Excited About Reading) Club! This is a fifth grade classroom filled with energetic students with a desire to get their hands on literature. The school district is in a high-need community and over 65% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Many of my students come to school on a daily basis without having their basic needs met at home.

This classroom is a co-teaching classroom set up to help special education students, students who do not qualify for special services but need the extra attention, and regular education students. I focus on differentiated instruction in order to meet the needs of all of my students. My students love to read and crave trade books as opposed to stories in their reading basal. By using trade books, I can hook my students into improving their reading and writing skills while they just think they are reading a good book.

By starting the Fifth Dimension B.E.A.R. Club my goal is to introduce students to a wide genre of literature while improving reading and writing skills. The students will strengthen their writing skills by writing book commercials and designing book pamphlets. They will also improve their listening and speaking skills by designing and giving presentations to other students about the book they have just read. In order to begin this club I need the book sets. It is very expensive to have enough books for each student and with the cutbacks in funding my school is just not able to purchase these for my students.

I want my students to have the same resources and opportunities as students in more affluent districts and this project will definitely help! You as a donor can make a difference in the education of a child and make it possible for them to succeed. Because we live in a small farming community my students often feel as if they go by unnoticed, please show them that they are important and someone is looking out for them.

Mrs. Howe
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Books $6.10 20 $122.00
Al Capone Does My Shirts • AKJ Books $6.10 20 $122.00
Pictures of Hollis Woods • AKJ Books $5.67 20 $113.40
Pictures of Hollis Woods -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46
Walk Two Moons -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46
Holes • AKJ Books $6.10 20 $122.00
Holes -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46

Materials cost

$510.78

Vendor shipping charges

$51.08

State sales tax

$21.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$613.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.56

Total project goal

$747.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$747.56

1 Donor

-$721.18

Donations toward project cost

-$613.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$108.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.38

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$0.00

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