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  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Just Right Books

My students need 23 great fiction and nonfiction books that will fit their needs as growing readers.

My Students

Maya Angelou stated, "Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."

The students in my 4th grade class are inspiring, curious, thoughtful, eager learners.

They love reading all kinds of texts when their interests are sparked. Many have a love for adventure while others seek knowledge of history. Some enjoy poetry and some prefer realistic fiction. Whatever their personal preferences, they love to read!

My Project

Books don't have to be fancy, bestsellers, or award-winning in order for a child to pick them up. Books do have to be interesting, thought-provoking, and have a clear purpose for reading. In order for students to develop a life-long love of reading, they have to be able to seek out these "just right" books that seem to be specifically made just for them.

Fostering a love of reading is essential in today's world of video games, smart phones, and countless apps.

A good book will never go out of style. Adding a variety of high-interest fiction and nonfiction books to our 4th grade classroom library will help students develop this deeper love of reading.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Night of the Twisters • AKJ Books $4.37 25 $109.25
Forget-Me-Nots • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Where the Sidewalk Ends • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
100 Great Poems for Boys • AKJ Books $9.49 1 $9.49
National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Gizmos and Gadgets: Creating Science Contraptions That Work • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Mistakes that Worked • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Achoo! • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Confetti • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
World''s Worst Germs: Microorganisms and Disease • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Tornadoes! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Mrs. Frisby & Rats Nimh • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Do Tornadoes Really Twist? • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Tornadoes • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bridge to Terabithia (rpkg) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Tornado Alert Franklyn M. Branley, Giulio Maestro, Giulio Ma • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Jackie and Me • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Who Was Walt Disney? • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Titanic • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Weather • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$251.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$285.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.30

Total project goal

$335.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.34

2 Donors

-$277.32

Donations toward project cost

-$242.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.78

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

-$8.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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