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Ms. Betancourt from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inviting and Exciting Classroom Library

My students need access to a diverse classroom library with a reading level range that includes both fiction and non-fiction.

  • $743 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class will be made up of 22 third grade students who attend a Title 1 school. It is important that they receive the same opportunities and access to literature as other students who do not attend title 1 schools. The school has a very diverse population.

With 46% of students being English Learners, it is very important that they have access to a great classroom library filled with books for their enjoyment.

Also, since many of the students coming to school come from low income households, these students may not have access to books at home. The classroom library will be a resource for students to develop and grow their love for reading to become the successful students they are destined to be.

My Project

Since I am a first year teacher I am in the process of building a classroom library for students to enjoy and learn from. With many of the students coming to school as English being their second language and/or low income households, my students may lack exposure and the resources to literature.

The classroom library will be a resource for students to develop and grow their love for reading to become the successful students they are destined to be.

Having these materials will aid in building a vocabulary background and fluency.

With the help of you, we can provide access to exciting and engaging books to students who may not have the opportunity at home. The sets include non-fiction, fiction, classic literature, etc so that students can explore different literature. The text sets chosen for the classroom library will be the beginning of a rich and engaging classroom library that students will be able to enjoy both in the classroom and at home.

Ms. Betancourt
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 3 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $234.52 1 $234.52
Grade 3 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set (12 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $59.06 1 $59.06
Grade 3 Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Grade 3 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $42.54 1 $42.54
Grade 3 Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.34 1 $37.34
Favorite Author Study - Eve Bunting (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Series Sampler - Time Warp Trio (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Series Sampler - Junie B. Jones (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Favorite Author Study - Ann Cameron (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Favorite Author Study - Judy Blume (4 Books) • AKJ Education $17.93 1 $17.93
Favorite Author Study - Clyde Robert Bulla (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.18 1 $17.18

Materials cost

$543.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$49.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$630.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.33

Total project goal

$742.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$742.20

10 Donors

-$739.55

Donations toward project cost

-$630.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$108.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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