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Ms. Stolz from Springfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Our Minds Through Reading

My students need a variety of differentiated texts to choose from for guided reading and to expand our classroom library. A lot of them have seen the movie Wonder, but are dying to read the book!

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my classroom are all unique individuals that encompass a wide range of backgrounds. They range from lower-middle class to the neediest and most vulnerable families in our community.

My classroom is comprised of students from all races, religions, and family dynamics, which makes it a diverse and culturally accepted environment.

At this time, I have 18 students that each require specific needs and attention in order to help them progress academically, socially and emotionally throughout the year. We have committed our classroom environment to be a place where "yet" is the key word. "I don't know how to do this...yet!" It is a positive place where students come to feel safe, cared for, and ready to learn.

My Project

The students in my classroom have a range of different reading levels in which they need to be instructed on during guided reading. Since most students in this school have been here for their entire schooling thus far, it is difficult to find books that they have not previously read from our literacy closet. There are often times where I will choose a book and a student will tell me they already read it last year (if they have not moved up a reading level).

Growing our classroom library will allow me the opportunity to introduce new books that my students have not read before and are excited to read, as well!

By having new books, I will be able to use them to instruct a variety of reading levels while keeping them engaged on a book that intrigues them to stay focused and grow in their learning!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.68 8 $85.44
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $7.30 6 $43.80
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 6 $33.48
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $9.74 1 $9.74

Materials cost

$226.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.84

Total project goal

$305.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.62

1 Donor

-$152.81

Donations toward project cost

-$129.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.92

match offer

-$152.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$129.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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