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Mrs. Palmer from Lake Geneva WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help to Update our School's Library!

My students need new library books to update our outdated books and spark their imagination! They also need comfortable seating, including 2 rockers and a Comfort Chairs And Table Set, to enjoy reading their new books!

  • $1,058 goal

This project expired on May 30, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year, I hope I can help to update our library. In doing this, I hope to spark my students love for reading so they can fall in love with books! As Dr. Seuss said, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"

My students range from kindergarten - eighth grade.

They are eager to learn and have been slowly getting excited about reading as I work to update our library. They love the look of new, colorful books that aren't yellowed, ripped or outdated. Those new, colorful books are the types of books that fly off the shelf, but unfortunately many of our books fit into the other category (yellowed, ripped, old, and outdated). We are a small rural school, which is nice when we're talking about small class sizes, but it isn't so nice when it comes to my budget. Because we are small, we don't receive much money from the state and my budget is minimal. I'd love to fill the shelves with new, colorful books so more and more books will fly off the shelves into the hands of students who will love to read them!

My Project

The books and seating that I'm requesting for my library will help to get more books into the hands of my students during library class and outside of it as well when they check the books out and take them home; With these resources, more students will be reading and learning to love books, and sit in comfortable chairs, which will help students to become more successful in school, and in turn, LIFE! That's a huge chain of events that can be put into action simply by updating some books in a small school library!

Your donation to this project will greatly improve the atmosphere of my school's library, simply by making things more attractive and welcoming!

As I mentioned before, the more books we can get into the hands of students, the better they will get at reading. If they're good at reading, they'll have a much better chance at being successful in all aspects of their lives!

Mrs. Palmer
Grades PreK-2

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18 donors18 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Comfort Chairs And Table Set • Teachers' School Supply $89.99 1 $89.99
Red Video Rocker • Kaplan Early Learning Company $37.36 2 $74.72
Divergent Series Complete Box Set • Amazon $28.23 1 $28.23
Moto X (Cool Sports (Av2)) • Amazon $24.80 1 $24.80
Skiing (Cool Sports) • Amazon $24.42 1 $24.42
BMX (Cool Sports (Av2)) • Amazon $24.42 1 $24.42
Skateboarding (Cool Sports (Av2)) • Amazon $24.42 1 $24.42
Surfing (Cool Sports (Av2)) • Amazon $24.42 1 $24.42
Snowboarding (Cool Sports (Av2)) • Amazon $24.42 1 $24.42
Seeing Red: The Planet Mars (Amazing Science) • Amazon $23.39 1 $23.39
The Sideways Planet: Uranus (Amazing Science) • Amazon $23.39 1 $23.39
The Largest Planet: Jupiter (Amazing Science) • Amazon $23.39 1 $23.39
Dwarf Planets: Pluto, Charon, Ceres, and Eris (Amazing Science: Planets) • Amazon $23.39 1 $23.39
Farthest from the Sun: The Planet Neptune (Amazing Science: Planets) • Amazon $23.39 1 $23.39
Our Home Planet: Earth (Amazing Science: Planets) • Amazon $23.39 1 $23.39
Ringed Giant: The Planet Saturn (Amazing Science: Planets) • Amazon $23.39 1 $23.39
Brightest in the Sky: The Planet Venus (Amazing Science) • Amazon $22.46 1 $22.46
Nearest to the Sun: The Planet Mercury (Amazing Science) • Amazon $20.61 1 $20.61
The Bald Eagle (U.S. Symbols) • Amazon $20.23 1 $20.23
The People of Sparks (Book of Ember (Pb)) • Amazon $14.05 1 $14.05
Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey: Deluxe Edition • Amazon $14.04 1 $14.04
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Series #2) • Amazon $13.95 1 $13.95
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book 3) • Amazon $13.94 1 $13.94
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series #1) • Amazon $13.49 1 $13.49
When You Reach Me • Amazon $13.42 1 $13.42
The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember (Books of Ember) • Amazon $13.38 1 $13.38
Moon Over Manifest • Amazon $13.34 1 $13.34
Sleep Like a Tiger • Amazon $13.20 1 $13.20
Breaking Stalin's Nose • Amazon $13.14 1 $13.14
Where's Waldo?: Deluxe Edition • Amazon $12.90 1 $12.90
Three Times Lucky • Amazon $12.89 1 $12.89
Where's Waldo? In Hollywood: Deluxe Edition • Amazon $12.83 1 $12.83
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon $12.19 1 $12.19
Westing Game • Amazon $12.13 1 $12.13
This Is Not My Hat • Amazon $11.76 1 $11.76
Can You See What I See?: On a Scary Scary Night: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve • Amazon $11.01 1 $11.01
I Spy Mystery: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon $10.56 1 $10.56
Planets • Amazon $9.89 1 $9.89
Eight Spinning Planets • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Dinosaur A-Z: For kids who really love dinosaurs! • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon $8.57 1 $8.57

Materials cost

$835.49

Vendor shipping charges

$21.11

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$899.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$158.67

Total project goal

$1,057.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,057.80

17 Donors

-$921.04

Donations toward project cost

-$784.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$136.66

match offer

-$135.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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