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  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Teacher Kennedy
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Great Books - Building A Bright Future

My students need a variety of reading opportunities for daily reading groups.

My Students

Our school serves students in grades K-5 and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers and a safe learning environment.

Many of our students are being raised in single parent households

and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status.

My third-grade class is comprised of amazing students, many of whom come from bilingual households and receive free or reduced price lunch.

In my class, I focus on student potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our reluctant learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

I have a great respect for every one of my students! As a class, we build mutual respect daily with time spent sharing our thoughts on a variety of subjects, and we often reference books we have read together.

My students need a variety of great book choices to read because

great book choices strengthens their cultural literacy, and furthermore, encourages them to build a lifelong love of learning. Some of my students face enormous challenges and yet they come into class cheerful and ready to learn.

My students are kind, friendly, tenacious, quirky, dedicated, caring, hilarious, brilliant, creative, and unique. Our school has an excellent reputation for student improvement and learning, and the atmosphere is one of close collaboration and community involvement. Students share their excitement for good books with their own grade level, with buddy classes, with parents, and also by writing in their personal journals to continue the reflection process. Additionally, students are rewarded monthly for their reading accomplishments.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 39 Clues #1: The Maze of Bones • AKJ Education $9.48 25 $237.00
Storyworks, Grades 4 - 6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 6 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 4–6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $7.85 15 $117.75

Materials cost

$354.75

Vendor shipping charges

$11.78

State sales tax

$32.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.64

Total project goal

$510.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.95

7 Donors

-$385.48

Donations toward project cost

-$327.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.82

Matching donations from our partners

-$125.47

Match offers toward project cost

-$106.65

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 8 other donors.

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