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Mrs. C. from Garden City KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Happy Readers!

Help me give my students library books that they want to read and help them to develop a love of reading.

  • $791 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My elementary school holds four kindergarten classrooms, four first grade classrooms, four second grade classrooms, three third grade classrooms, three fourth grade classrooms and three self-contained special education classrooms.

Three noteworthy characteristics of the school are the large number of Hispanic students, the numerous students who speak languages other than English as well as the low economic status of a majority of the students.

My Project

When I began as librarian in our school, the books were very old and outdated. In addition to this problem, my school contains a large number of students who do not have access to books in their homes. Therefore, the books from our library were the only books many children had to read for enjoyment, and they were not books which they would have chosen to read. Because having access to books for independent reading plays heavily on a child's reading development, it was imperative to improve the school's library book collection. During the last few years I have diligently tried to update the books in the school library. Teacher and student requests play heavily on the books which are ordered. Unfortunately, because of the cost of library books, it takes time to revamp a library.

The books chosen for this project are all books that students ask for but have not been available in our library.

I have chosen biographies for my very youngest readers and biographies and sport books for my older readers. If the project is completed, I will have a building full of happy readers.

Mrs. C.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kansas City Royals: Stars, Stats, History, and More! (Major League Baseball Teams) • Amazon Business $31.36 1 $31.36
Houston Astros: Stars, Stats, History, and More! (Major League Baseball Teams) • Amazon Business $31.36 1 $31.36
St. Louis Cardinals: Stars, Stats, History, and More! (Major League Baseball Teams) • Amazon Business $31.05 1 $31.05
Boston Celtics (NBA Champions) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA Champions) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
The Wright Brothers (Zoom in on Incredible Inventors) • Amazon Business $27.07 1 $27.07
Soccer Superstar Lionel Messi (Bumba Books ® ― Sports Superstars) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Football Superstar Aaron Rodgers (Bumba Books ® ― Sports Superstars) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
The Wright Brothers' First Flight: A Fly on the Wall History • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
Basketball Superstar Kevin Durant (Bumba Books ® ― Sports Superstars) • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
Soccer Superstar Alex Morgan (Bumba Books ® ― Sports Superstars) • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
Pro-Wrestling Superstar John Cena (Bumba Books ® ― Sports Superstars) • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
Basketball Superstar LeBron James (Bumba Books ® ― Sports Superstars) • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
Golden State Warriors (NBA Champions) • Amazon Business $22.35 1 $22.35
Chicago Cubs: Stars, Stats, History, and More! (Major League Baseball Teams) • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Colorado Rockies: Stars, Stats, History, and More! (Major League Baseball Teams) • Amazon Business $18.87 1 $18.87
Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA Champions) • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
San Antonio Spurs (NBA Champions) • Amazon Business $15.86 1 $15.86
New York Knicks (NBA Champions) • Amazon Business $15.67 1 $15.67
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA Champions) • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
Lebron James (In the Spotlight) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
New York Yankees: Stars, Stats, History, and More! (Major League Baseball Teams) • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
Michelle Obama (In the Spotlight) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Oprah Winfrey (In the Spotlight) • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Gal Gadot (In the Spotlight) • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
Anthony Rizzo (In the Spotlight) • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Serena Williams (In the Spotlight) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Football Superstar Tom Brady (Bumba Books ® ― Sports Superstars) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Ellen Degeneres (In the Spotlight) • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry (Bumba Books ® ― Sports Superstars) • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54

Materials cost

$591.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$671.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.52

Total project goal

$790.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$790.15

4 Donors

-$73.22

Donations toward project cost

-$67.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

match offer

-$710.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$603.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.74

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$0.00

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