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Ms. Cotter from Oakland ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hungry for Some Good Books!

My students need newer books that interest them. I have chosen a variety of titles to give each reader a good fit book for them.

  • $642 goal

This project expired on November 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It has been incredible to work in a school with students who have such a strong love for reading. I am a teacher of 20 fifth graders at a high poverty elementary school in rural Maine. My students come from all different backgrounds with a variety of learning styles and reading levels. Despite the different learning styles and levels, I like to create a positive experience so that ALL students can enjoy picking up a book and reading it!

When new books are put out, it's like Christmas morning - all of my students share the excitement and joy of picking up and reading a new book.

My students are voracious readers who are waiting to discover adventures in the newest titles.

Many of my students do not have access to books at home and rely on our school library to check out high-quality books. Each day students want to know when the newest books by their favorite authors will be added to the library and if they can be first to check it out. These students are passionate about books and have a very strong love for reading in our school.

My Project

When reading a GOOD book, my students can escape the daily struggles that they face. They find a spot where they feel comfortable to relax and adventure through a book with the main character.

In my classroom, students spend 30 minutes each day reading a book of their choice independently.

I chose the interactive read-alouds pack because it has a wide variety of genres and reading levels. I had my students fill out reading surveys so that I could choose books that I KNOW they will enjoy. Students will be able to check these books out to read during independent reading and to take home and read! I have some male students who have a really hard time finding books that interest them, I chose The Lightning Thief because when they have a Percy Jackson book, they don't stop reading. I chose Ghosts because it is an easier read (it's a graphic novel) for my lower leveled readers! I made sure to choose a variety of books so that there is a book that will interest each student.

If this project gets funded (fingers crossed), I plan to hold a book tasting. During the book tasting, refreshments will be served and my students will have the opportunity to walk around the room and preview NEW books! The books will then be placed into the classroom library so that students can check them out and grow their love for reading even more!

This will get my students invested into the classroom library and excited about reading for the year and for many more years to come!

Ms. Cotter
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
INTERACTIVE READ ALOUDS GRADE 5 • School Specialty $331.35 1 $331.35
Funny Girl • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Dork Diaries 11 • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
Ghosts • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 1 $7.54
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 1 $7.13
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The War That Saved My Life • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Giraffes Can't Dance • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98

Materials cost

$452.57

Vendor shipping charges

$33.14

State sales tax

$22.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$545.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.20

Total project goal

$641.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$641.33

3 Donors

-$304.19

Donations toward project cost

-$295.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

match offer

-$293.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$249.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.97

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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