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  • $382 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Koonce
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Inspiring Readers, Inspiring Learners

My students need a variety of books across multiple reading levels to inspire and satisfy their craving for reading.

My Students

Light up your imagination... READ! This is the standard by which we live in my classroom. I want to surround my students with a print-rich environment where they can satisfy every curiosity they may come up with- regardless of their reading ability.

My students come from a variety of circumstances.

Some come from stable homes where learning is valued, others come from homes where survival is on the forefront and school takes a backseat. A majority of my students have never ventured outside of our city limits. Our school serves students first-fifth grade in a neighborhood setting. Our city does not offer much in terms of culture and academics- the closest public library is miles away. Most students stay within the streets of their neighborhood. For these reasons, It is hugely important that I bring experiences to the classroom. Books are our window to the world. However, my current classroom library has limited resources for my struggling readers- the students who typically come from those homes that undervalue education. It is with these students in mind that I seek these valuable resources.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of books spanning several genres and topics. Students will be awe-struck when they read non-fiction books about the Titanic and volcanoes. They will be entertained by fictional stories when characters similar to them face everyday challenges. They will experience worlds of fantasy that inspire creativity and imagination. Students will even encounter real-life math problems through lovable characters in books! The most exciting part of this project is that I can provide readers on every level with quality literature. Regardless of their reading ability, this project will provide ALL of my readers with exciting and appropriate books that will capture their attention and hook them on reading!

Books are the lifeblood of our classroom.

This project will allow me to continue this standard and provide materials that address a wider range of topics and will reach a wider audience of readers. I believe that inspiring a love of reading is the gateway to inspiring a true love of learning. I can only inspire a child to love reading if they feel confident as a reader. This project will provide the necessary materials to accomplish that goal. You will a part of that!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Math Matters(r) Problem Solving Book Set (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $54.36 1 $54.36
DC Super Heroes (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
Step Into Reading - Step 4 Grades 2 - 3 (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Step Into Reading - Step 3 Grades 1 - 3 (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Leveled Library Non-Fiction: Level N - Grade 3 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 1 $32.26
Leveled Library Non-Fiction: Level P - Grades 3 - 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Leveled Library Non-Fiction: Level O - Grades 3 - 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Matt Christopher Sports Legend Books (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61
Have You Filled A Bucket Today? - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Tally O'Mally - MathStart2 - Hardback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.00 1 $5.00

Materials cost

$290.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$324.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.28

Total project goal

$381.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$381.87

8 Donors

-$188.54

Donations toward project cost

-$162.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

match offer

-$190.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$162.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 8 other donors.

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