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  • $534 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Levine
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Imagination Soars

My students need a large variety of 50+ children's books for independent reading time to let their imagination soar.

My Students

I teach a class of 4th grade students who started the year as "ambivalent" readers. By keeping a constant supply of incredible books in the classroom, they are turning into committed and involved readers.

My students attend an urban school with a majority of low income students.

I also teach a majority of students who speak two languages and are English Language Learners. They are beginning to love to read and they like to find their favorite books and share them with them friends.

My Project

Having a well-stocked classroom library is critical to supporting my students' love of reading. With 30 students, all at different reading levels, I need to constantly have different kinds of books to keep them motivated to read. Some students love nonfiction and have read every science book in the classroom. Some students love mysteries and always ask for more. I have requested a wide variety of books to help me have a classroom library that helps keep their imagination soaring.

When 4th graders develop a steady and consistent reading habit, their educational path shifts onto a successful course.

Students who don't read on their own have a difficult time meeting the educational challenges that lay ahead. Providing these valuable resources for them now provides a solid foundation for their entire lives.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Moon • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
White Owl, Barn Owl • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Best Story • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Marshfield Dreams • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-fu Cavemen from the Fut • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrato • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Two Bad Ants • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Something Beautiful • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Enemy Pie Derek Munson, Chronicle Books, Tara Calahan King ( • AKJ Books $14.39 1 $14.39
Harry the Dirty Dog Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham (Illustr • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Arrowhawk • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Frog Girl • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Class from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Class Pet from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler, Jared Lee ( • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Bully from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler, Jared Lee (Illu • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Those Shoes • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Amanda Bean''s Amazing Dream: A Mathematical Story Cindy Neus • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
I Wanna Iguana Karen Orloff, David Catrow (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Paperboy • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fireflies • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Where the Wild Things Are • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Owls Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Owls • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Owls • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Owls Sandra Markle • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Diary of a Spider • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Diary of a Worm • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Anansi and the Talking Melon (paperback) • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Anansi and the Magic Stick (paperback) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Anansi Goes Fishing (paperback) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Anansi''s Party Time Eric A. Kimmel, Janet Stevens (Illustrat • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Louanne Pig in the Mysterious Valentine • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Henry''s Show and Tell • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
My Best Friend Moved Away • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Henry''s 100 Days of Kindergarten • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
How to Lose All Your Friends • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Because of Winn-Dixie • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Franny K. Stein''s Crate of Danger Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Il • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Ricky Ricotta''s Mighty Robot Vs. Stupid Stinkbugs From Satur • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Ricky Ricotta''s Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Ricky Ricottas Giant Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquitoes from Me • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Ricky Ricotta''s Giant Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Ven • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Ricky Ricotta''s Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from U • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Dork Diaries 3 1/2 • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 4 • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 5 • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life Rachel Renee • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Homework Hassles (Ready, Freddy! Series #3) Abby Klein, John • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Science Fair Flop • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Save the Earth! • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Halloween Fraidy-Cat (Ready, Freddy! Series #8) Klein, John • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Stop That Hamster! (Ready, Freddy! Series #12) Abby Klein, J • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$383.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$453.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.09

Total project goal

$533.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$533.95

6 Donors

-$433.95

Donations toward project cost

-$368.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.09

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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