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Mrs. Gurnee from Poughkeepsie NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fill Up a Room With Some Awesome Fiction/Nonfiction Books!

My students need a good classroom library that is filled with different leveled readers to help them feel successful at such an important skill.

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We serve an underprivileged area in upstate NY. The budget for a classroom is very minimal if at all. The students come from hard working families that just want the best for their children, but cannot afford a computer for home. Most of my students read at or below 2nd grade. Reading is not a piority for most of my students families because they are worried about safety, and making enough money for rent and food. My students disabilities range from Emotionally disturbed to on the autistic spectrum, which makes them easily frustrated, and quick to anger, if something doesn't work correctly. The students are grateful for any donation that they can recieve to inprove their educational expierence.

My Project

My students classroom library is very limited. I would love to offer them a variety of books at their own level. They deserve to feel successful. I would love to have a lending library of fiction, non-fiction and best seller books for the children to have easier access to bring home, and open their world's to the awesome world of reading! I would love for them to start loving reading at such an early age, and have them carry it throughout their lives, like I did. Books can transport you to different worlds, and perhaps even have them learn something new. Reading does all that, and will help them become stronger readers.

Mrs. Gurnee
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 4 Best Sellers (20 books) • AKJ Education $106.79 1 $106.79
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 5 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $90.50 1 $90.50
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Best Sellers (16 books) • AKJ Education $68.63 1 $68.63

Materials cost

$265.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$299.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.93

Total project goal

$352.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$352.84

7 Donors

-$254.01

Donations toward project cost

-$243.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.20

match offer

-$66.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$56.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.83

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$0.00

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