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Mrs. L. from Rapid City SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Our Readers

My students need more grade level, engaging books to keep them reading!

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is 30 students who come from mostly low-income families and qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Many do not have the access to technology outside of school, which makes technology in the classroom an engaging and interactive alternative to traditional learning.

In order to build the desired community within my classroom, I must meet the needs of all of my students.

Meeting their needs serves as a challenge because their abilities are impacted by battling with cognitive disabilities, ADHD, autism, cultural diversity, and more.

My Project

I am asking for more fiction books such as The Lightening Thief, Dog Man, The Wild Robot, Maze Runner, and Wonder (plus so much more!!) Our classroom is full of older, dull looking books. Getting brand new books into the classroom will get the kids more interested in reading!

In order for my students to grow as readers, they need to read, and read, and read some more!

When kids get sucked into a good book, they are hooked on reading. Many of my kids only have access to books at school. This will make a huge difference in the lives of many.

Mrs. L.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Hope in The Holler • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Wishtree • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Supergifted • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Book Four; Origin) (The Maze Runner Series) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
TBH, This Is So Awkward • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rules • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
A Corner Of The Universe • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Holes • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$236.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.04

Total project goal

$333.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$333.58

4 Donors

-$324.75

Donations toward project cost

-$283.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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