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Mrs. VanderKamp from Byron Center MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Us Reading!

My students need high interest books that are at their level and will encourage them to keep reading!

  • $385 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves students in poverty. As a Title I school, we are used to going without. Yet our students still have the same needs as others, if not greater needs. My students come from families that cannot provide any of the supplies needed for our school, so we often make due with what we have. This means that we are unable to purchase the things that would better assist my students who have severe learning needs. Despite this, we have passionate learners and teachers who are dedicated to providing the best education possible to our students.

My Project

My students frequently come to me reading two grade levels below where they should. The only way to remedy this is by keeping them reading all year long. By constantly practicing reading they end up making up skills they are missing so that they can enter 3rd grade ready to go!

Students want to read books that are interesting to them.

If they don't enjoy the book, they won't want to read the book. This is why it is so important for my classroom library to have books that they want to read. These books would really help keep my kids reading all year long!!!

Mrs. VanderKamp
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
If You Were a Kid Surviving a Hurricane • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Field-Trip Fiasco (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
How to Trap a Leprechaun • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82
The Mitten • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog! • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Black Panther Little Golden Book (Marvel: Black Panther) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
The Night Before Summer Vacation • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
The Night Before the Tooth Fairy • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08
The Biggest Valentine Ever • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) (Golden Look-Look Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fancy Nancy and the Quest for the Unicorn • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L2: Star Wars: The Adventures of BB-8 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L3: Star Wars: Rebel Heroes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dancing Dinos Go to School (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L3: Star Wars: Finn's Mission • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Let It Snow • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Night Before Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L3: LEGO Star Wars: Return of the Jedi • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Little Critter: Just a Snowman • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Curious About Snow (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Star Wars: Luke Skywalker's Amazing Story • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
MARVEL's Doctor Strange: I Am Doctor Strange (Passport to Reading Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ten Timid Ghosts (Read With Me Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron: Hulk to the Rescue (Passport to Reading Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
MARVEL's Black Panther: Meet Black Panther (Passport to Reading Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Grand Canyon National Park Junior Notebook: Wide Ruled Adventure Notebook for Kids and Junior Rangers • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron: Friends and Foes (Passport to Reading Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.88 1 $3.88
DK Readers L3: Star Wars Rebels Fight the Empire • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
Biscuit Goes Camping (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Second Grade, Here I Come! • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66
The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
The Little Kitten (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $3.60 1 $3.60
The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy • Amazon Business $3.57 1 $3.57
May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.55 1 $3.55
Never Girls #1: In a Blink (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $3.54 1 $3.54
The Birthday Surprise (Shopkins: Shoppies: Level 2 Reader) • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50
I Can Be a Gymnast (Barbie) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Worm Weather • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Berenstain Bears and the Ducklings (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Summer Pony (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
DK Readers L2: I Want to Be a Gymnast • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
A Horse to Love: An Enchanted Stables Story (Disney Princess) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.12 1 $3.12
Winter Pony (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $3.09 1 $3.09
The Biggest Snowman Ever • Amazon Business $3.06 1 $3.06
DK Readers L4: Star Wars: Darth Maul, Sith Apprentice • Amazon Business $3.03 1 $3.03
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.00 1 $3.00
DK Readers: First Day at Gymnastics (Level 1: Beginning to Read) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
My Tooth Is About to Fall Out (Scholastic Reader Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Star Wars: Clone Troopers in Action (DK Readers, Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
It's Valentine's Day (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $2.84 1 $2.84
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.77 1 $2.77
Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat! • Amazon Business $2.62 1 $2.62
The Little Duck (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $2.60 1 $2.60

Materials cost

$292.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$327.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.73

Total project goal

$384.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$384.89

8 Donors

-$288.36

Donations toward project cost

-$263.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.95

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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