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Ms. C. from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Become Great Readers

My students need books that are at their reading level and book bags to store their Independent Reading books.

  • $537 goal

This project expired on December 10, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Think about all the times that books have taken you to a new and magical place. Literacy opens doors for our students; however, many of my students are reading far below grade level.

I have a class of 31 curious fourth grade students.

They are super eager and excited to learn as much as they can. The students come from a high poverty community where there is a high degree of gang presence. Our school is a Title I school with over 90% of our students receiving free or reduced lunch. Many of our students speak a language other than English at home and will be the first in their family to go to college.

My Project

Our school utilizes Balanced Literacy approach for our reading and writing instruction. Balanced Literacy focuses heavily on creating a genuine appreciation for literature. This is difficult for students who are not reading at grade level and do not have access to books at their level. The books from this project will expand my classroom library to better serve my students and give them a personal space to store their books.

Many of the books in my current classroom library are beyond the reading level of my students, which causes frustration and dislike toward reading.

With high-interest books that are at their reading level, my students can make tremendous progress this year.

Ms. C.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 31 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DALIX Sock Pack Drawstring Backpack Bag Sack in Black • Amazon Business $5.99 40 $239.60
Step Into Reading Book Set - Level 3 (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
I Can Read Books Grades 1-3 (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.11 1 $33.11
Step Into Reading Book Set - Level 2 (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
Ready Freddy Book Set 2 (set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Daisy Dawson Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.36 1 $20.36

Materials cost

$384.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$455.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.42

Total project goal

$536.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.14

1 Donor

-$251.00

Donations toward project cost

-$243.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$249.85

Match offers toward project cost

-$212.37

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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