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Mrs. Hensley from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Figurative Language Library

My students need books that give wonderful examples of figurative language.

  • $230 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a high poverty school. My students need to be exposed to a wide range of quality children's literature. My students are not read to at home or even have books at home to read. My passion is inspiring children to read and my goal is to help each student find their own passion for reading.

I teach amazing kids that come from high poverty.

The neighborhoods they live in are not generally the safest places. My school is a Title 1 school and our free and reduced lunch rate is 77%. I have reading levels in my 5th grade class that range from 1st grade to 6th grade+. My students, in general, enjoy coming to school because it is a safe and consistent atmosphere where they are loved.

My Project

By having these books, which are quality and award winning children's literature, added to our classroom library, my students' knowledge of vocabulary will be widened. By reading children's literature with rich language my students' writing skills will also be increased. By reading good examples of word choice they will be encouraged to use rich language in their own writing.

This project is very important to me because by adding these wonderful books to our library, my students' knowledge of literature will be increased and so will their love for quality children's literature.

Mrs. Hensley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut • Amazon $28.99 1 $28.99
The King Who Rained (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon $15.48 1 $15.48
A Chocolate Moose for Dinner • Amazon $14.49 1 $14.49
Falling Up • Amazon $14.18 1 $14.18
Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings • Amazon $13.36 1 $13.36
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
A Pizza the Size of the Sun • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
The Maestro Plays • Amazon $13.26 1 $13.26
Owl Moon • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Quick as a Cricket • Amazon $11.48 1 $11.48
A Little Pigeon Toad • Amazon $0.01 1 $0.01

Materials cost

$150.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.41

Total project goal

$229.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$229.42

5 Donors

-$202.00

Donations toward project cost

-$172.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$27.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$23.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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