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Ms. Alkana from Sylmar CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Love Reading, Now!

My students need new and interesting books to read, as well as clear tote trays to easily find and access these books.

  • $396 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students don't like reading. I know they'll like reading once they find texts that interest them and are written in ways they can understand and enjoy.

The wonderful students at my school enjoy video games and gossip.

They like science fiction, realistic fiction, and stories about family relationships. My students enjoy literature when we discuss how it relates to them, but often find it difficult to enjoy a book without a class discussion surrounding it.

My Project

I'm requesting high interest books at challenging, though appropriate, reading levels. To compliment the new texts, and integrate them into the class library, I am also requesting book bins. I can use these bins to organize the library's books by genre. This way students can view reading on a deeper level, and see the relationships between topics, authors, and the purposes for writing (and reading).

This project will help students enjoy the deep thinking it will take to be successful in life (and on standardized tests).

When students love to read, they'll love to contemplate cause and effect, description, persuasion, and fascinating factual information. The more they read, students will develop an understanding of the human condition, and therefore become sensitive and altruistic people who care about their communities and their futures.

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Ms. Alkana
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade Level Libarary - Gr 4 Fiction • AKJ Books $48.20 1 $48.20
Grade Level Libraries Grade 6- Favorites • AKJ Books $56.39 1 $56.39
Sports- GR6-8 TC • AKJ Books $50.65 1 $50.65
Friends, Social Situations and Issues-GR3-5 TC • AKJ Books $38.52 1 $38.52
Tote trays Clear by Steffy Wood----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $8.88 8 $71.04

Materials cost

$264.80

Vendor shipping charges

$7.81

State sales tax

$24.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$335.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.26

Total project goal

$395.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.07

5 Donors

-$197.53

Donations toward project cost

-$167.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.63

match offer

-$197.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$167.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.63

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$0.00

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