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Mrs. Thies from Sioux Falls SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hook'em With a Series

Help me give my students books that are part of a series to help increase their stamina and interest in reading.

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school would be considered high poverty, at-risk and very diverse. I see my school as at-promise, challenged economically and rich with culture. We serve students from all over the world with our ELL population along with many cultures from right here in the United States.

At our school we have students from more than 19 countries around the globe.

As English language learners, books are so important to my students and are truly valued. I am the librarian at a K-5 elementary school. Our school library is an essential resource for my students. Many of my students do not have access to books at home and rely on our school library to check out high-quality books. It is important to have a diverse collection so that students see themselves in books, that way books become relevant to their lives and instill a lifelong love of reading.

My Project

Many of my students struggle to finish a book and build up their stamina in reading. One way to help increase student interest and stamina is by offering more of a selection of books that come from a series. When a student gets "hooked" with a book, their stamina will increase having the sequel or next in a series to keep them reading.

Once a reluctant reader is hooked with that special book in a series, they continue reading as their confidence builds.

The more they read, the more it becomes apart of their daily life.

I have chosen books from series we already have in the library, as well as brand new series to entice students to follow their interest throughout the books they come to love.

Mrs. Thies
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Warriors: The New Prophecy Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6: The Complete Second Series • Amazon Business $31.70 1 $31.70
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $20.42 1 $20.42
Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $20.28 1 $20.28
Princess the Cat: The First Trilogy, Books 1-3.: Princess the Cat versus Snarl the Coyote, Princess the Cat Saves the Farm, Princess the Cat Defeats the Emperor. • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 8 • Amazon Business $9.35 2 $18.70
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Captain Awesome vs. the Spooky, Scary House • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #6): A Graphix Book: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Captain Awesome vs. the Evil Babysitter • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Space (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Fly Guy Presents...) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Weather (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Scholastic Reader: Level 2) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Insects (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Fly Guy Presents...) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Bats (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Fly Guy Presents...) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Sharks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Fly Guy Presents...) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Dinosaurs (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Fly Guy Presents...) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Purrmaids #2: The Catfish Club • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Purrmaids #3: Seasick Sea Horse • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Grow Up, David! (David Books) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Stick Cat: Two Cats and a Baby • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas (Fly Guy #16) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Prince Fly Guy (Fly Guy #15) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fly Guy and the Alienzz (Fly Guy #18) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Fly Guy's Big Family (Fly Guy #17) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Purrmaids #1: The Scaredy Cat • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$443.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.03

Total project goal

$593.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.53

4 Donors

-$511.18

Donations toward project cost

-$434.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.38

match offer

-$82.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$69.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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