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Mrs. B. from Lexington Park MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fresh Start

Help me give my students a fresh start when we finally return to school with some new books.

  • $613 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing, hardworking children from very different backgrounds. Some of the children are from military families and have traveled the world. Others are from local families who have never left their own neighborhood. 68% of our students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. 49% are African-American, 48% White, 2% Latino and 1% other ethnicities. We are a Title I school in a suburban setting with a large military population. Our school has the highest mobility rate of any in the county with 13% of the population transferring in and out during any given school year. A large number of our students are with us for part of one year, then at another Title I school, then back to us for a period of time over and over again.

Before the school shutdown in March, we loaded our students up with Library Books.

When we finally return, the last thing we want to worry about is tracking down books that have been home for months.

My Project

On March 13th we were told to pack up and go home for the next two weeks. Maryland schools were given their first taste of what the Covid-19 pandemic would mean. Before the students left, my assistant and I had every student in the school come to the Media Center to check out two, three or more books to see them through, what we hoped, would be two or three weeks. Well, It is April 27th our first projected return date, and we are out for at least two more weeks. Some of the students have no books except the ones we sent home. The last thing we are worried about are books that may or may not be returned.

Help us give the students a fresh start with some new books.

They love to read and we love to provide them with interesting stories that encourage them to read more.

Mrs. B.
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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
Amulet (8 Books) • AKJ Education $89.37 1 $89.37
The Elsewhere Chronicles (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $54.07 1 $54.07
Wings of Fire • AKJ Education $31.96 1 $31.96
Infinite Hope • AKJ Education $17.59 1 $17.59
Ordinary Hazards • AKJ Education $15.99 1 $15.99
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $15.19 1 $15.19
Genesis Begins Again • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Pet • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Look Both Ways • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Cursed • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
The Other Half of Happy • AKJ Education $13.59 1 $13.59
The Best at It • AKJ Education $13.59 1 $13.59
Song for a Whale • AKJ Education $13.59 1 $13.59
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe • AKJ Education $13.59 1 $13.59
Other Words for Home • AKJ Education $13.59 1 $13.59
Lety Out Loud • AKJ Education $13.59 1 $13.59
Each Tiny Spark • AKJ Education $13.59 1 $13.59
Big Nate Lives It Up • AKJ Education $11.19 1 $11.19
BONE #11: Tall Tales • AKJ Education $10.39 1 $10.39
New Kid • AKJ Education $10.39 1 $10.39
BONE #9: Crown of Horns • AKJ Education $10.39 1 $10.39
BONE #4: The Dragonslayer • AKJ Education $10.39 1 $10.39
Big Nate Flips Out • AKJ Education $6.39 1 $6.39
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher • AKJ Education $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$456.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$521.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.95

Total project goal

$612.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$612.99

5 Donors

-$321.49

Donations toward project cost

-$273.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.22

match offer

-$291.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$247.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.72

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$0.00

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