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Ms. Geiger from Columbia SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading...

Help me give my students some great books that they can enjoy and read for their enjoyment!

  • $542 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 5th grade!

I have wonderful students who have a contagious enthusiasm for learning!

As their teacher, I want to provide opportunities that will prepare them for learning in the 21st century. Collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking and problem solving are engaging strategies that inspire and motivate my students to go above and beyond!

My school is made up of over 70% free and reduced price lunch students.

The students don't always have access to resources, and/or transportation to the local library. I want to do everything I can to create a contagious enthusiasm for reading that will inspire and motivate students to be lifelong learners and readers!

My Project

When I was growing up, reading was fundamental! It was required and expected! It was just something you had to do and you did it! Books were a form of entertainment. We couldn't wait to go to the library to get a new book to read! My class has grown to be this way! This is so exciting!I truly believe, and research shows, that students get better at reading with practice. Like sports, musical instruments and even exercise, the more we work at something, the more we improve. Students who are excited about reading, who also have high quality, engaging books at their fingertips daily, will grow and develop as readers. Students with increased opportunities to read will build their stamina for reading and develop a daily habit and lifelong love of reading. As with any task, the learner must be motivated in order to be successful. My request is for a classroom lending library that will help me continue to motivate my students to read.

Ms. Geiger
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storyworks® Text Set • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $2.95 40 $118.00
Coretta Scott King Classroom Library Builder: Grades K-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $25.00 4 $100.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
STEAM Pack: Grades 3-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 2 $40.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00

Materials cost

$363.00

Vendor shipping charges

$36.30

State sales tax

$25.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$460.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.23

Total project goal

$541.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$541.56

2 Donors

-$388.04

Donations toward project cost

-$332.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.21

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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