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Ms. Lahey from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Students Get Books to Read

Help me give my students books to read at home during distance learning.

  • $1,179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a mullti-cultural and multi-lingual school in the Pacific Northwest. All students in our school qualify for free breakfast, lunch and snack. There are approximately 70 students in four third grade classrooms. Two of our classrooms are Spanish Immersion and the other two are neighborhood English classrooms.

Help me give my students books to read at home during distance learning .

These are very unusual times and circumstances for our students. They are adjusting to staying home away from teachers and friends. Now my students are learning from home. Some students have connected to distance learning through borrowed school laptops or parent phones. Books however are not part of our distance learning program and most students do not have books to read at home.

My Project

Distance learning has been difficult for my students to adjust to. But getting books in their hands will help to make distance learning more like the school they are used to.

Students will get multiple books to read at home for the remainder of the school year.

Books are chosen to entertain students and to help them learn. Books ordered are at student reading levels and of high interest. This will help students keep and increase their reading levels and fluency during the remainder of the distance learning school year.

Ms. Lahey
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life $8.07 12 $96.84
Real Friends $8.48 8 $67.84
The BFG $6.78 10 $67.80
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) $3.29 20 $65.80
Wish $6.11 10 $61.10
Because of Winn-Dixie $5.99 10 $59.90
The Chocolate Touch $5.89 10 $58.90
Best Friends (Real Friends) $5.79 10 $57.90
Jabari Jumps $7.99 5 $39.95
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa $6.59 5 $32.95
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) $7.62 4 $30.48
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) $5.99 5 $29.95
The Three Lucys $14.56 2 $29.12
As Brave As You $5.79 5 $28.95
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred $6.53 4 $26.12
A Boy Called Bat $12.40 2 $24.80
Alvin Ailey $5.83 4 $23.32
I Love Saturdays y domingos $5.83 4 $23.32
Happy Like Soccer $5.10 4 $20.40
Laughing Tomatoes (Jitomates Risuenos And Other Spring Poems (Y Otros Poemas De Primavera) $8.96 2 $17.92
The Skirt $4.37 4 $17.48
Full, Full, Full of Love $4.37 4 $17.48
Cora Cooks Pancit $7.99 2 $15.98
La Mariposa $5.83 2 $11.66
Borreguita and the Coyote A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico $5.83 2 $11.66
Guts $7.89 1 $7.89
A Boy Called Bat $6.19 1 $6.19

Materials cost

$951.70

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,001.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$176.82

Total project goal

$1,178.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,178.80

2 Donors

-$639.40

Donations toward project cost

-$543.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.91

match offer

-$539.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$458.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.91

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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