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

In Between The Pages: The Joy Of Children Reading

My students need graphic novels, TIME for Kids Magazine as well as fiction and non-fiction books to expose them to a variety of genres.

  • $538 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school strives to foster collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and public speaking. Every child has capabilities, talents, and strengths; however, funding stops teachers from getting certain resources that will benefit our students. The students in my class strive for excellence. Also, they love being introduced to new book series and graphic novels.

My class will consist of 25-30 students.

Of those 30, 7-10 of them will either be English learners, receive resource services, speech, or Reading Intervention. I am looking forward to creating a positive reading environment where my students can be actively involved in their reading by choosing "Good Fit" books and partaking in "Book Blurb" Recommendations.

My Project

A wise man once said, "Books fall open, you fall in." It is my goal to open up the world of literature to my students and allow them to explore their imagination. I am looking to fill my classroom library with a variety of genres, topics, illustrators, and authors in hopes to motivate them to pick up something new each time they finish a story. I want to diversify my library and expose my students to new stories and new genres, to come across inspiring quotes that will resonate with them and stay with them long after they finish the story.

For a few specific examples, I am asking for fiction texts such as Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel and nonfiction texts such as TIME For Kids Magazines.

As they turn the pages to these stories, they will enter worlds where their imagination will run wild! From exciting children's mystery novels to colorful graphic novels, there will always be interesting plots "in between the pages" of each story.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - 5-6 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 10 $45.00
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy • Amazon Business $9.53 2 $19.06
The Gary Paulsen Collection: Dancing Carl; Dogsong; Hatchet; Woodsong • Amazon Business $17.35 1 $17.35
National Geographic Kids • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Lumberjanes Vol. 2: Friendship To The Max • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Lumberjanes Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Out of the Wild Night • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Page by Paige • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Danger Box • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Chasing Vermeer (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Book 3) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The People of Sparks (The City of Ember) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Pieces and Players • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Paperboy • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Boy Who Saved Baseball • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Diamond of Darkhold (Ember, Book 4) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
Wilder Boys • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Point Blank (Alex Rider Adventure) • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Who Was Claude Monet? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Stone Fox • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

Materials cost

$385.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$456.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.64

Total project goal

$537.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$537.59

9 Donors

-$483.18

Donations toward project cost

-$414.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.73

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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