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Ms. Gerard from De Witt IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Filling Up My Bookshelves

Help me give my students some highly engaging books to help instill a love of reading!

  • $509 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a small rural community. We have four towns that feed into our district. Our school is made up of kindergarten through 3rd grade. We have 5 sections of each. My students are very eager to learn and love having the opportunity to explore new things.

The students in my classroom are very active and inquisitive.

They love to learn new things, build things and make slime. They surprise me every day with the new things they say and do. I am honored to be able to spend time with these students every day and watch them learn and grow.

My Project

My students are at a crucial age where they are just hitting their stride in reading. They know how to read, now all they need is that right book to make them fall in love with reading. In order to accomplish that, we need a variety of high interest books to meet the needs of our students. Students are asked to read every day during guided reading and I want to make this a worthwhile part of their day by providing some high quality, engaging books for them to read.

There is no greater gift you can give a student than the love of a good book.

When I was in second grade, I struggled with reading. One of the best things I was ever given was a great series to read. When students are given books that interest them, we can begin to bridge the gap between students reading because they have to and students reading because they love what they are reading!

When generating this project, I wanted to choose books that would interest my students. They are currently obsessed with graphic novels so I picked books based on that. I chose books like: Trapped in a Video Game, Klawde, and Disaster Strikes. I am hoping to find more book series that they can fall in love with.

Ms. Gerard
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nobody Likes a Goblin • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels E & F: 16 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Sonic The Hedgehog, Vol. 1: Fallout! • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Bagel in Love • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Being Frank • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
Potato Pants! • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot! • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Everyone Loves Bacon • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
Noah Noasaurus • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Harrison P. Spader, Personal Space Invader (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Meet the Bobs and Tweets (Bobs and Tweets #1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Hiccupotamus • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
The Serious Goose • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Perfecto Pet Show (Bobs and Tweets #2) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
The Christmas Eve Tree • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Enemies #2 • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Unicorn on a Roll (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 2): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Am a Booger. Treat Me With Respect! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Fantastic Flatulent Fart Brothers' Big Book of Farty Facts: An Illustrated Guide to the Science, History, and Art of Farting (Humorous reference ... Fart Brothers’ Fun Facts) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
There's a Bear on My Chair • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 2): The Invisible Invasion (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Dragonbreath #1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ghost Island (Choose Your Own Adventure: Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dino Lab (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks) (Choose Your Own Adventures Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cinder Edna • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Great Louweezie #1 (Arnold and Louise) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
First Grade Dropout • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Penguins! • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Grilled Cheese and Dragons #1 (Princess Pulverizer) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Disaster Strikes #1: Earthquake Shock • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Disaster Strikes #3: Blizzard Night • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Stranger Things: A Branches Book (Looniverse #1) • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39

Materials cost

$370.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.23

Total project goal

$508.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.19

1 Donor

-$236.44

Donations toward project cost

-$230.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.47

match offer

-$236.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$200.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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