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Ms. Coulter from Baton Rouge LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Create a Classroom Library!

My students need an area in the classroom devoted to cultivating a love of reading. The books and chairs will allow me to create an in-class library, which will be beneficial to my students growth.

  • $616 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At the end of my first year of teaching, I was uncertain how anything could be better than teaching 8th grade ELA. From mastering public speaking and delivering presidential speeches to composing 5 paragraph essays with text evidence and proper citation, my students not only achieved academically but developed an understanding within themselves that anything is possible when you work hard. My students arrive to school and exhibit grit and tenacity every single day, despite the circumstances they may face outside of school. These circumstances do not define what my students are capable of, and my goal as an educator is for my students to understand their own power to be change makers and leaders in their community. My students are tremendously caring, they are leaders, they are advocates, they are joyful, they are resilient, they are bright and they are fiercely committed to being the best versions of themselves every single day.

This year as I transition to a 7th grade classroom, I plan to create an even more rigorous learning environment for my students so that they are able to grow as learners and as people.

My Project

This year, I am focusing on growing strong independent readers. The first step in helping my students to grow as readers is providing them with books and creating an environment where reading is relaxing and enjoyable. Books like "Out of My Mind", "Wonder", "An Abundance of Katherines" and of course Harry Potter, will enhance my classroom library and cater to the diverse set of learners who I have the privilege of calling my students.

Having a multitude of books of different genres and reading levels will allow ALL my students to access reading.

Independent reading time will be integrated into my instructional time and students will be responsible for taking Accelerated Reading quizzes after they finish their independent reading book to help assess growth as the year progresses.

Ms. Coulter
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Majestic Home Goods Outdoor Polyester Ikat Dot Bean Bag Chair Lounger Orange • Quill.com $134.99 2 $269.98
Harry Potter (8 Books) • AKJ Education $87.48 1 $87.48
The John Green Paperback Collection • AKJ Education $31.36 1 $31.36
Pam Munoz Ryan (3 Books) • AKJ Education $16.44 1 $16.44
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
145th Street: Short Stories • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Street Love • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tears Of A Tiger • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Darnell Rock Reporting • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$447.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$523.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.36

Total project goal

$615.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$615.76

13 Donors

-$588.12

Donations toward project cost

-$502.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.97

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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