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Mrs. LaFortune from San Pedro CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Unpack Our Reading!

My students need one Classroom Revolving Bookstand, one set of Katie Woo and Puppy Mudge books.

  • $396 goal

This project expired on September 20, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students LOVE to READ and can't get enough of it. They spend 30 minutes a day reading independently and can't wait for a read aloud. So what's the catch? Unfortunately, there is not enough space to house all the books that they go through and many exciting tales still sit in boxes and crates.

My 23 students are an extremely talented group of learners who engage in reading on a daily basis.

They love to read and truly do read to learn. They are a diverse group, yet are respectful of their differences. We are located in San Pedro, California and are a Title 1 school where at least half the students receive free or reduced lunch.

My Project

With a revolving bookstand, my students will be able to access the many other books that they have not had access to because of lack of space in our classroom. It will no longer sit in boxes collecting dust. Instead, it will feed their hunger and thirst for reading and learning and they can spin to their heart's desire until they find a book they like, EASILY. Not only will it give them access, it will open up the space in our classroom making it feel less cluttered, thus changing our room environment into a neater and friendlier learning space. Additionally, the brand new books will give students a sense of excitement to be the first one to open it up. Also, we don't currently have these titles in our classroom so that in itself can spark a new love of reading.

This project will make a huge impact in our classroom because it will give my students a wider range of books to choose from with ease.

That lowers the frustration level to zero. Additionally, no more fumbling through boxes and containers for their books, which in turn means less time wasted on searching for books and more time on the physical act of reading! These books will literally be at their fingertips.

Mrs. LaFortune
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG377 - Classroom Revolving Bookstand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
Katie Woo (14 bk set) • AKJ Books $63.12 1 $63.12
Puppy Mudge (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76

Materials cost

$276.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.36

Total project goal

$395.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.72

4 Donors

-$197.86

Donations toward project cost

-$168.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.68

match offer

-$197.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.68

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$0.00

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