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Ms. Smit from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for 5th Grade!

Help me give my students new and exciting books for our classroom library!

  • $694 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic, creative, and kind. They love to learn and teach others, and they enjoy reading and writing about books. They are expert researchers, computer coders, scientists, and mathematicians. They are professional kickball and dodge ball players, debaters, artists, and performers. Our school is in East Oakland and serves a socioeconomically disadvantaged student population. The majority of the students are English language learners and qualify for free and reduced lunch. Our school is making great strides to help our students and put their learning first.

My Project

The most effective way to improve reading is to read. The best way to encourage kids to read is with the right books! Like adults, kids want to read the newest books. They want to read the new graphic novels, start a new series, and books that are at their just right level.

My students cheer when we get new books for our classroom library.

They fight over who will get to read the books first and quickly make a list of the order it will go around. I often don't see the books for weeks, as they are quietly passed from student to student each morning. These books, including Princeless and Ghostopolis, will create new excitement in my classroom. I chose new graphic novels by authors that my students already love, and two new series that will help my students get excited about reading!

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

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection 13 Books Set (Double Down, Old School, Hard Luck,Third Wheel, Cabin fever, The Ugly Truth, Dog Days, Do-It-Yourself Book, Diary of A Wimpy Kid,Rodrick Rules.. • Amazon Business $79.97 1 $79.97
Big Box of Big Nate: Big Nate Box Set Volume 1-4 • Amazon Business $26.51 1 $26.51
Marble Season • Amazon Business $19.76 1 $19.76
Princeless Volume 5: Make Yourself Part 1 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Nightlights • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Pashmina • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Nimona • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Suee and the Shadow • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sunny Side Up • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Ghostopolis • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Cardboard • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Bad Island • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Escape From the Lizzarks (Nnewts #1) • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Fake Blood • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Princeless Volume 6: Make Yourself Part 2 • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy • Amazon Business $10.06 1 $10.06
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Tommysaurus Rex • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Rise of Herk, The (Nnewts #2) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Battle for Amphibopolis (Nnewts #3) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
The Legend of Korra Turf Wars Part Two • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Making Friends • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star • Amazon Business $9.04 1 $9.04
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part Three • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85

Materials cost

$505.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$589.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.02

Total project goal

$693.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$693.47

6 Donors

-$656.41

Donations toward project cost

-$589.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.06

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$0.00

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