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Mr. Beadenkopf from Newark DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Help Us Create A Middle School Reading Library

We need books to start a new Middle School library!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

My students are 9th grade members of an honors/dual enrollment academy housed within a traditional comprehensive high school. During their freshman year, students in the academy are required to take a leadership seminar. In this class, students learn leadership skills, conflict resolution, communication strategies, public speaking, and time management/study skills that will help them to be successful in high school and college. We want these students to become active participants in their school, and in their education.

As part of the leadership seminar students are taking this year, the students must develop, carry out, and implement a leadership project. During class, students brainstormed ideas and collaborated with different groups within the building to develop a project. The project the group selected developed out of a major change in our school. Our traditional 9-12 high school is in the process of becoming a 6-12 school. This year we added approximately 100 6th grade students to the high school as the first stage. The 9th grade leadership class decided to target the 6th grade group for their leadership project.

By building the middle school library, we could facilitate student led book club discussions and book talks using higher level critical thinking questions and presentation skills. We would implement targeted reading strategies to break down difficult texts that would lead to more independent reading. Allowing students to select from their own interests provides ownership over learning, and fosters a life-long love of reading. In addition to improved reading skills, research has proven that the more students read, the more their writing skills will improve.

In Their Own Words

The goal we have for our project is to get kids excited about reading. If the middle school students have access to a variety of different books that are not only challenging, but of more interest to the students, it is our hope that the amount of reading will increase and students will enjoy the experience.

For this leadership project we wanted to work with the new middle school students and provide them with resources to make school more interesting and fun. We talked with students then selected books that would reflect their interests. If the project is funded, we will catalog the books, create a high out system, and monitor the checkout/return process. In addition, we will participate in/mentor the middle school students in their book clubs and during their book talks.

This project is important because the middle school honors program is new to our existing high school building. The students in this program do not have access to books for their age group. The library would make students feel welcome in the building while providing an important resource for students. As students talk about the books they have selected, more and more students will become interested and a culture of reading can be created.

Mr. Beadenkopf
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chains of Gaia (The Changeling Series) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
1: Switch!: The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Pax • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Drowned Tomb (The Changeling Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Little Women • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
The Hobbit • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Anne of Green Gables • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Z for Zachariah • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Tangerine • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Brian's Return (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Brian's Winter (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
The River (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Isle of Winds (The Changeling Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Frightful's Mountain • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Streams to the River, River to the Sea • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Whittington • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Fuzzy Mud • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Orbiting Jupiter • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Navigating Early • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Black Star, Bright Dawn • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
On the Far Side of the Mountain • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sing Down the Moon • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Black Pearl • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Out Of The Dust • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
One Came Home • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Messenger (Readers Circle) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Moon Over Manifest • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Paperboy • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Cay (Laurel-Leaf Books) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Julie of the Wolves (HarperClassics) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Holes • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
Zia • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
Fever 1793 • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Maniac Magee • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Hoot • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Thunder Rolling in the Mountains • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
The Wednesday Wars • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $4.83 1 $4.83
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
Gathering Blue (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

Materials cost

$468.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.21

Total project goal

$594.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.74

9 Donors

-$302.36

Donations toward project cost

-$257.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.35

match offer

-$292.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$248.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.86

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$0.00

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