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Ms. Keplinger from Junction City KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding the Inner Reader in Every Student

My students need a variety of independent reading books for our classroom library.

  • $628 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in Junction City, Kansas near Fort Riley Military Base. Many of our students are military dependents. We pride ourselves on the diversity within our school and celebrate the unique experiences that our students contribute to our learning community.

More than 84% of our students are economically disadvantaged.

We are a Title I school which means we receive government funds to help bridge the gap between low income students and other students. Despite economic difficulties, my students are resilient. They are curious and eager to learn.

My Project

In the 2018-19 school year, I will be stepping into a new role as a reading teacher for students in third, fourth, and fifth grade. As a part of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, our school is saying adios to scripted curriculum and embracing new and innovative ways to engage learners and increase student achievement. I am eager with anticipation for the new school year, because this year will be start of something great. It is the opportunity to make a real difference for the students at our school.

As a reading teacher, I am determined to find the inner reader in every student.

You see, I am convinced that there is no such thing as a child who doesn't like to read. There are only children who have not found the right book. In my classroom, I plan to unlock the power of independent reading. I believe there is no better way to develop students as readers than through the books that interest them. At least twenty minutes of our class time will be devoted to independent reading every day. During this time, I will conference with readers, help them to apply the skills we've learned to their own books, and assist them in selecting books from our school and classroom library. My goal is not just to have a great classroom library section, but for the entire classroom to feel like a library where the books are organized by topics or genres and displayed in a way that piques student interest.

Please consider donating to my project. Your donation will fund the purchase of almost fifty high-interest books for my classroom library. You never know the difference a good book might make!

Ms. Keplinger
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $36.20 1 $36.20
Puppy Tales: A Dog's Purpose Boxed Set: Ellie's Story, Bailey's Story, and Molly's Story (A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tales) • Amazon Business $29.56 1 $29.56
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Wolf in the Snow • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Minecraft: The Island: An Official Minecraft Novel • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Pax • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Odds of Getting Even (Mo & Dale Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing (Mo & Dale Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Drama • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Three Times Lucky (Mo & Dale Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!: Special Edition (The Bad Guys #7) • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

Materials cost

$463.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$533.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.15

Total project goal

$627.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$627.66

8 Donors

-$627.66

Donations toward project cost

-$533.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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