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Mrs. Scherrey from Fort Smith AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing a Reader

Help me give my students books written by authors that I know they will come to love.

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Children must have easy--literally fingertip--access to books that provide engaging, successful reading experiences throughout the calendar year if we want them to read in volume." Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen

Readers discover themselves as they journey through books.

My students love to read and talk about books! When I start a new book or series, they cannot wait to check out a copy from the school library or our classroom library. Students are sneaking in reading time whenever they can. One student even tries to walk down the hallway while reading her book! I must give these voracious readers access to more books.

My Project

A classroom library should contain a wide range of reading levels, genres, and topics so that all readers have rich reading experiences. In my classroom students have daily opportunities to preview, share, and discuss books that they love. However, my developing readers often feel left out because they are not on the same reading level as their peers.

This project will give my developing readers access to more engaging texts written by authors that they will hopefully come to love.

The books listed for this project include book series that are accessible for developing readers. Cynthia Rylant's series, Henry & Mudge and Mr. Putter & Tabby, will provide opportunities for developing readers to practice and apply reading strategies while also entertaining them.

Mrs. Scherrey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Series Sampler - Cam Jansen (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Balloon for Isabel • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
There is a Bird on Your Head! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Are You Ready to Play Outside? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pecan Pie Baby • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Big Al • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Racer • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Lost House • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Ghost Mountain • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Gift • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
The Honey Makers • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $4.54 1 $4.54
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick The Pears • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mr. Putter & Tabby Row the Boat • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Moving Day • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
The Big Lie • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Goodbye to Goldie • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Mr. Putter & Tabby Walk The Dog • AKJ Education $3.89 1 $3.89
Henry and Mudge: The First Book • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pinky and Rex and the Bully • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$221.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.25

Total project goal

$321.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.67

5 Donors

-$158.63

Donations toward project cost

-$138.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.04

match offer

-$158.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$134.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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