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Mrs. McInelly from Chalmette LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Reading Come Alive

My students need books to help improve their reading and analysis skills. Having more copies of the books they will read will increase their understanding of analysis through learning annotation.

  • $574 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are working against all odds to improve their reading and writing skills. My goal for the end of the year is to make them better readers, thinkers, and writers. The biggest challenge I deal with is working in a community where education is not a priority.

They come from low socioeconomic backgrounds where education is not a focus at home.

My school is a Pre-K through 5th grade school that is 100% free lunch. We are between the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and have been hard hit by storms like Hurricanes Katrina and Issac.

My students have little background knowledge, as most do not leave the area for anything but a hurricane. Using books like "Monster", "The Percy Jackson Series", "The Harry Potter Series" and other books will be used to help broaden my students background knowledge through reading and discussion. These books will be used for Guided Reading groups and well as Sustain Silent Reading books. Having popular reading books that my students are interested in brings a lot to our discussions and background knowledge as they relate what they are reading to things that happen in their everyday lives.

My Project

My students are working against all odds to improve their reading and writing skills, while using technology on a daily basis. My goal for the end of the year is to make them better readers, thinkers, and writers. The biggest challenge I deal with is working in a community where education is not a priority.

They come from low socioeconomic backgrounds where education is not a focus at home.

My school is a Pre-K through 5th-grade school. We are between the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and have been hard hit by storms like Hurricanes Katrina and Issac.

My students have little background knowledge, as most do not leave the area for anything but a hurricane. Using books like "Monster", "The Percy Jackson Series", "The Harry Potter Series" and other books will be used to help broaden my students background knowledge through reading and discussion. These books will be used for Guided Reading groups and well as Sustain Silent Reading books. Having popular reading books that my students are interested in brings a lot to our discussions and background knowledge as they relate what they are reading to things that happen in their everyday lives.

Mrs. McInelly
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • AKJ Education $63.46 2 $126.92
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 2 $59.78
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • AKJ Education $29.17 2 $58.34
The Hunger Games (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $27.66 2 $55.32
The Divergent Series • AKJ Education $47.00 1 $47.00
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 5 $40.10
Raven Stole the Moon • AKJ Education $6.30 2 $12.60
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet • AKJ Education $9.50 1 $9.50
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$414.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$487.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.97

Total project goal

$573.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$573.13

6 Donors

-$573.13

Donations toward project cost

-$487.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.97

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$0.00

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