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  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Bley
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

From Readers to World Changers

Help me give my students a classroom library filled with stories that teach valuable lessons and help create exciting units of study for reading skills throughout the year.

My Students

At our school, we do our best to provide an atmosphere that comes along and supports all kinds of learners. We have many students who are English Language Learners and more than half of the population is low income. My third-grade students are very enthusiastic learners! Third grade is really important as it is the first year they encounter some intense standardized testing.

Despite this difficult academic year, they amaze me with how they persevere and push through the challenges that come their way - all while empathizing with and encouraging their peers to do the same.

My Project

I am a second year teacher with a slowly growing library. I make a fair amount of trips to the local and school libraries to find the books I need to teach certain reading skills effectively. I do my best to teach with engaging books and thematic reading units to make the learning more exciting. I also do morning meetings once a week where I introduce my students to a life skill - using books which incorporate the specific character trait. My students have really enjoyed these books I read aloud to them and have requested to read them after lessons are finished. The problem is, they are rented, and not everyone gets the opportunity to read it before they are returned.

I want my students to have books with meaningful and relevant lessons so they grow up to be people with good character.

These books are best kept in classroom libraries so that they can be used and referenced year round as a constant reminder of the skills we learned and the way we should act or treat others.

Third grade is a very formative year of growing more independent, finding out who you are and who you want your friends to be. It's a year of intense testing, stress, and anxiety about passing tests and fitting in. I want to make sure my students have uplifting books with powerful messages, and also take on reading skills through exciting and FUN reading units. I want them to be equipped with the materials they need to feel as prepared as possible so they may find and achieve both academic success and personal growth into a person with great character.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Togo • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The True Tails of Togo the Sled Dog! • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Born to Pull: The Glory of Sled Dogs • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Linus The Little Yellow Pencil • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
When Pencil Met Eraser • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Storm Run: The Story of the First Woman to Win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
I am Marie Curie (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Perfect • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Testing Miss Malarkey • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Kid at the Iditarod (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $7.01 1 $7.01
The Big Test (The Jitters Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I am Billie Jean King (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Shaman's Apprentice: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$296.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.33

Total project goal

$388.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.89

2 Donors

-$194.43

Donations toward project cost

-$165.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.16

match offer

-$194.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$165.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by A group of anonymous donors and 2 other donors.

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