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Mrs. Glapa from Glendale WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Book-It (Take II)

My students need access to more diverse, high-quality, "just-right" books to help foster their love of reading.

  • $961 goal

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My Students

I teach in an incredibly inspiring group of twenty-three students! My classroom is full of diverse learners who come to school with a variety of life experiences. They want to be computer programmers, scientists, teachers, authors, doctors and veterinarians. They want to participate in band and orchestra, theater, athletics and extra-curricular activities because they are enthusiastic learners.

My third graders will be successful in whatever they choose to do because they are thoughtful, creative and eager to learn each day.

My students look forward to reading time each day, and I would love the opportunity to provide all students with access to high-quality, "just-right" books.

My Project

​Research has shown time and time again that the best way for children to become successful readers is to increase the volume of just-right books they are reading. As third graders, students are making a defining transition from individuals who are “learning to read” to students who are “reading to learn.” My students want to read diverse, recently-published literature with characters that mirror the world they live in. They want to be able to look on my bookshelves and easily find books they are interested in and can be successful reading. After years of teaching fourth and fifth grade, I’ve compiled a classroom library with several titles/series that interest the “average” and “above-average” third grade reader; however, I do not have nearly enough titles to engage my lower level readers—the ones who need to love reading and the ones who read several short books in one class period.

I want all students in my classroom to be able to comfortably and confidently peruse through multiple bins of books in order to find titles that excite them.

Currently, I have a disproportionate amount of books that target the struggling readers in my classroom, despite this population making up almost half my class at the beginning of the school year. I do not want students to feel like they need to go somewhere else (the reading intervention room, the Special Ed room, the school library) to find just-right books. I believe each of my students should have access within our classroom to high-quality, diverse literature that is written at their just-right level. With these new titles, I will be able to offer a greater selection of series to all students during Reader's Workshop.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lunch Lady (10 Books) • AKJ Education $52.30 1 $52.30
Sterilite 16229012 Small Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/ Titanium Inserts, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $36.04 1 $36.04
Stella Batts (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.89 1 $26.89
Ready-to-Read Wonders of America (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.91 1 $17.91
Gibson Holders 1A 2-Wire Display Stand, Black, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Book with No Pictures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Gaston • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Bad Seed • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Not Quite Narwhal • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the O • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Princess and the Pony • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Diary of a Worm • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Case of the Stinky Stench (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Ada Lace, on the Case • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
National Geographic Kids Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Adaptation and Survival • AKJ Education $7.67 1 $7.67
Max and Zoe at the Library • AKJ Education $3.79 2 $7.58
Max and Zoe at the Doctor • AKJ Education $3.79 2 $7.58
The Science Fair • AKJ Education $3.79 2 $7.58
The Very Best Art Project • AKJ Education $3.79 2 $7.58
Max and Zoe at School • AKJ Education $3.79 2 $7.58
Too Many Tricks • AKJ Education $3.79 2 $7.58
The Lunchroom Fight • AKJ Education $3.79 2 $7.58
Max and Zoe at the Dentist • AKJ Education $3.79 2 $7.58
Diary of a Fly • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Diary of a Spider • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Sea Otters • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
What If There Were No Sea Otters?: A Book About the Ocean Ecosystem • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Let's Look at Sea Otters • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Vampire Bats Nighttime Flying Mammals • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Sea Otters • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
National Geographic Readers: Ocean Animals Collection • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sharks • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sea Otter Rescue The Aftermath of an Oil Spill • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Speedy Car Mystery • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Lions' Lunch Mystery • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #6: Fear the Amoeba • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #5: Game On! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #8: Pod vs. Pod • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bink and Gollie • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bink and Gollie: Best Friends Forever • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bink and Gollie: Two for One • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #7: Deadly Disease of Doom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #3: The Power of the Parasite • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #2: Brave New Pond • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #4: Captain Disaster • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ada Lace Sees Red • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Forest Surprise • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56
My First Graphic Novel: The End Zone • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56
Rah-Rah Ruby! • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56
My First Graphic Novel: The Kickball Kids • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56
Bok! Bok! Boom!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Birdy Snatchers: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #3) A Branches Book • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Let's Get Cracking!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #1) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Julian, Secret Agent • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Heroes on the Side: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #4) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Superstar • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome Has the Best Snow Day Ever? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome Goes to Superhero Camp • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome, Soccer Star • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome vs. the Evil Babysitter • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome and the Ultimate Spelling Bee • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome Meets Super Dude! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome and the New Kid • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome Takes a Dive • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome to the Rescue! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome Vs. Nacho Cheese Man • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Stella Batts Something Blue • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Stella Batts • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Stella Batts Scaredy Cat • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Homes Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Turtles • AKJ Education $3.99 1 $3.99
Tell Me about Turtles • AKJ Education $3.76 1 $3.76
Turtles and Hatchlings • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Story of Muhammad Ali • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Fly Guy Presents: Bats (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Astronaut Living in Space • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Freak Out! Animals Beyond Your Wildest Imagination • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Turtles • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Beastly Tales Yeti, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness Monster • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Amazing Buildings • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Why Do Dogs Bark? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Story Of Chocolate • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Diary of a Worm Teacher's Pet • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Amazing Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Shark Attack! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Diary of a Worm: Nat the Gnat • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
DK Readers L1: All About Bats • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Rabbit and Robot The Sleepover • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Rabbit and Robot and Ribbit • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Why Do Cats Meow? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Albert Einstein Genius of the Twentieth Century • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
DK Readers L1: Sea Otters • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Harry Houdini Escape Artist • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Submarines and Submersibles • AKJ Education $2.60 1 $2.60

Materials cost

$774.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$816.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.02

Total project goal

$960.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$960.15

4 Donors

-$781.45

Donations toward project cost

-$731.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.32

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$78.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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