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Mr. Spaeth from Bloomington MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Books for Great Kids.

Help me give my students Books including Big Nate, Diary of Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries.

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a second-year teacher in a fourth-grade classroom. My school is labeled as high poverty and high ESL population school.

My students come from all different kinds of backgrounds.

Their unique make-up requires me to think out of the box when teaching new, possibly difficult skills. Improving reading skills in third grade is one of those difficult skills.

Receiving the necessary supplies and materials needed to get creative with my teaching will help prepare my students to be as successful as possible.

My Project

My students love to read, and I love to give them access to great books. One way we get books into the hands of kids at my school is through a book giveaway during February's I Love to Read Month. As a school, we collect 500 or more brand new books. These books are put out during a day-long "Eagle Book Shop."

This has become a favorite day for the students and staff.

Every one of the awesome books in this project will be given to kids to keep! Each student in the school will get a choice. The books I am requesting in this project are some "old favorites". Big Nate, Diary of Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries are constant favorites of kids throughout the grades, and they often work their way through the series as they work their way through school! I am excited to provide them copies of the books to keep!

Thank you for supporting us!

Mr. Spaeth
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $8.99 6 $53.94
Big Nate: Welcome to My World (Volume 13) • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Big Nate: Game On! (Volume 6) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All (5) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Getaway • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Nate: Payback Time! (Volume 20) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

Materials cost

$101.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$132.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.46

Total project goal

$156.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$156.38

3 Donors

-$133.55

Donations toward project cost

-$122.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.33

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$0.00

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