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Ms. Matthews from Gatesville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Time to Battle Again!

Help me give my students the fifteen required books to complete in the 2019-2020 Elementary Battle of the Books competition.

  • $592 goal

This project expired on July 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in a small rural community with approximately 300 students kindergarten through fifth grade. We also house two daycare classes, a HeadStart class, and two PreK classes that add approximately 80 more students. Many of our students receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast. Several of them have no support at home in completing homework and are not encouraged to meet their reading goals.

Our students come to school each day ready to read anything and everything they can get their hands on.

The reading teachers and I work together to increase the students’ reading skills through classroom activities and by encouraging them to take Accelerated Reader quizzes on books in their reading range. We also invite our fourth and fifth grade students to be part of our Elementary Battle of the Books Club where they read 15 books and compete in the spring against other schools. Book by book, our students are learning to love reading more and more each day.

My Project

Each year our district hosts an Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) competition. This is a competition in which fourth and fifth grade students read twelve to fifteen books and then compete in a battle against the other elementary schools. My school has participated twice but not won. We've heard the saying "third time's a charm" and we believe it. We're determined to WIN in the 2019-2020 battle!

The past two years I have noticed that through this competition, even the reluctant readers succeeded in reading at least twelve books and learned to love reading more than ever!

More students read all 15 books this year than they did the year before. I can't wait to see how many will read all 15 next year.

Each year the book list changes so there is a need to purchase the upcoming set of books. These books will be read by our EBOB team members in preparation for the March 2020 battle. Then, after the competition, the books will be added into our regular school wide circulation so that all the students in our school can enjoy them.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Key to Extraordinary • AKJ Education $12.40 3 $37.20
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 3 $37.20
Crenshaw • AKJ Education $12.40 3 $37.20
A Nest for Celeste A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home • AKJ Education $12.40 3 $37.20
Ungifted • AKJ Education $12.40 3 $37.20
Tuesdays at the Castle • AKJ Education $12.40 3 $37.20
Front Desk • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
The Great Treehouse War • AKJ Education $10.21 3 $30.63
The League of Seven • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Smells Like Dog • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Greetings from Nowhere • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Woods Runner • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
The Last Musketeer • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30

Materials cost

$432.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.68

Total project goal

$591.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.18

3 Donors

-$591.18

Donations toward project cost

-$502.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.68

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$0.00

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