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  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Beleche
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Keeping the Magic of Books

My students need collections of books like, The Never Girls collection and Diary of a 6th grade Ninja.

My Students

My students come to school every day with a smile on their faces, wanting to learn and ready for a new adventure. My fifth graders are eager to share stories about their families, their lives, and their fears. I hope for my students to be ready with knowledge, but also with curiosity and interest in what the future holds for them. I want them to believe that they can change their future.

My students are from different parts of East Oakland, but they are primarily from under-served communities that are traditionally limited in their access to great educational experiences.

They are primarily Latino, speaking a variety of home languages: Mam, Quiche, Spanish, and English. But they are most of all, economically disenfranchised. Ninety percent of the students at my school receive free lunch.

Their reality has not stopped them from striving to better themselves. They aspire to go to college and to learn and to contribute back to their community. They dream of being lawyers, doctors, teachers, scientists, and soccer players. They want to be that positive change that their community needs.

My Project

My students need an array of books from which to choose, books that are of high interest and relevant to them. My students spend 30 minutes a day reading independently so, the books that are in our library have to hold their interest. Book collections like Whatever After, The Never Girls and Diary of a 6th grade Ninja are collections that will keep them engaged.

Book collections are important to our classroom library, not only do they make our library inviting, but they also increase the amount my students read.

Once my students get going on a collect, they don't stop reading until they read all the books in the collection. This is great since our goal is for each student to read 100 books this academic year.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $33.12 1 $33.12
Whatever After Boxset, Books 1-6 (Whatever After) • Amazon Business $22.78 1 $22.78
Never Girls Collection #2 (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $17.14 1 $17.14
The Never Girls Collection #1 (Disney: The Never Girls) (Disney Fairies) • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
The Never Girls Collection #3 (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $16.77 1 $16.77
Abby in Wonderland (Whatever After: Special Edition) • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2: Middle School Mayhem • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Laugh Out Loud • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Pottymouth and Stoopid • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Sugar and Spice (Whatever After #10) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Brave • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Middle School Ninja: Legacy (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 10: My Worst Frenemy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 9: The Scavengers Strike Back • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 8: Spirit Week Shenanigans • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 7: Scavengers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 6: Buchanan Bandits! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 5: Terror at the Talent Show • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 4: A Game of Chase • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 3: Rise of the Red Ninjas • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Trapped in a Video Game: Book Three (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Trapped in a Video Game: Book Two (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Trapped in a Video Game: Book One (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Be a Supervillain • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Real Friends • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dawn and the Impossible Three: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-sitters Club Graphix #5) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Genie in a Bottle (Whatever After #9) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Beauty Queen (Whatever After #7) • Amazon Business $2.20 1 $2.20
Once Upon a Frog (Whatever After #8) • Amazon Business $2.20 1 $2.20

Materials cost

$337.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$403.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.16

Total project goal

$474.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$474.40

4 Donors

-$449.87

Donations toward project cost

-$403.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 62 students.

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