You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. E. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Feed 70 8th Grade Bookworms!!

The cost of these books is $734, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $753 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am so looking forward to the 2005-2006 school year and to meeting my new 8th grade students at MS 118! In preparation for their arrival, I am working to set up a classroom library that will inspire and motivate my students to each read 25 books. As a second year Teach For America teacher in a low income school with little funding, I am constantly faced with the challenge of how to get books for my students. Last year, while many of my students read between 20 and 25 books, they were often frustrated with the selection of books in my classroom- most of which were dated and falling apart. Most of my students cannot afford to buy books on their own, and only a few have public library cards. Last year I spent hundreds of dollars buying books and making photocopies to keep them engaged, but quickly realized that my own personal funds are not enough to get the resources my students really need. What my students need is a classroom library that includes engaging books that relate to their lives. They also need books that are varied in interest and reading level so that each student can find books that are "just right" for him or her. If you choose to fund my proposal, you will help to "feed" 70 Bookworms upon their arrival in September. They will have daily access to a library that excites them to independently read in and out of class. I have come to realize that the best way to improve my students' reading skills for high school and beyond is to get them reading as much text as possible that is appropriate to their interests and reading levels. It is impossible to do this without a first class library! I believe that with these materials, you will not only help my students drastically improve their reading skills, but you will also help to turn many of my incoming 8th graders into life long readers. On behalf of my incoming students, I thank you for considering my proposal.

Ms. E.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. E. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-5) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $28.66 1 $28.66
The New Captain Underpants Collection Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $17.46 1 $17.46
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things Carolyn Mackler • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned(Chicken Soup for the Soul Series) Jack Canfield,Kimberly Kirberger,Mark Victor Hansen • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Kimberly Kirberger,Mark Victor Hansen,Mitch Claspy,Jack Canfield (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning Jack L. Canfield,Kimberly Kirberger,Mark Victor Hansen,Mitch Claspy (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Kimberly Kirberger,Mark Victor Hansen • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Who Am I without Him?: A Short Story Collection about Girls and Boys in Their Lives Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $11.19 3 $33.57
Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness Dave Pelzer,Dave Pelzer • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family Dave Pelzer,Dave Pelzer • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
The Reptile Room: Book the Second (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket,Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
The Bad Beginning: Book the First (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket,Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
The Wide Window: Book the Third (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket,Brett Helquist (Illustrator),Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
Bad Girl: Confessions of a Teenage Delinquent Abigail Vona • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
A Child Called It Dave Pelzer • Barnes and Noble $8.95 3 $26.85
House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Stargirl Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Outsiders S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
What My Mother Doesn't Know Sonya Sones • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Inside Out Terry Trueman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Monster Walter Dean Myers,Christopher A. Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cut Patricia McCormick • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stuck in Neutral Terry Trueman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Fat Kid Rules the World K. L. Going • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Pictures of Hollis Woods Patricia Reilly Giff • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Holes Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Baseball in April and Other Stories Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Beware!: R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories R. L. Stine,Various (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Number the Stars Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tangerine Edward Bloor • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
It Happened to Nancy: A True Story from the Diary of a Teenager Beatrice Sparks (Editor),Foreword by Dathan Sheranian • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Miracle's Boys Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Loser Jerry Spinelli,Eileen Spinelli (Editor),Joanna Cotler (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Darkness Before Dawn Sharon M. Draper,Michael Benabib • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Go Ask Alice Anonymous, Anonymous,Beatrice Sparks (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Skin I'm In Sharon G. Flake,Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Romiette and Julio Sharon Mills Draper,Adam Lowenbein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The First Part Last Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Begging for Change Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Kim: Empty Inside: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager Beatrice Sparks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
Spellbound Janet McDonald • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Blubber Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror R. L. Stine,Various (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Treacherous Love: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager Beatrice Sparks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager Beatrice Sparks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Hush Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hoops Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Freak the Mighty Rodman R. Philbrick,W. R. Philbrick,Rodman Philbrick • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Scorpions Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Haunting Hour: Chills in the Dead of Night R.L. L. Stine,Vince Natale (Illustrator),Joe Rivera (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Almost Lost: The True Story of an Anonymous Teenager's Life on the Streets Beatrice Sparks,Foreword by Phillip Morgenstern • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Babysitter: Books III and IV, Vol. 2 R.L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Scooby-Doo! and the Snow Monster James Gelsey,Cartoon Network • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Scooby-Doo and the Karate Caper James Gelsey,Duendes del Sur (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Scooby-Doo And The Bowling Boogeyman James Gelsey,Duendes del Sur (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Scooby-Doo and the Runaway Robot James Gelsey,Duendes del Sur (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Scooby-Doo and the Groovy Ghost James Gelsey,Cartoon Network • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Strikeout James Gelsey,Duendes del Sur (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $2.97 1 $2.97
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson,Donna Diamond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69

Materials cost

$531.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$617.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$135.45

Total project goal

$752.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$752.50

6 Donors

-$701.70

Donations toward project cost

-$617.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$51.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[13935],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":22804,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-feed-70-8th-grade-bookworms/22804/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":70,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. E.","authorIds":{"13935":{"owner":"Ms. E.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[22804],"proposalHash":"1673068456","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":109619,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":13935,"schoolCounty":"Bronx","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}