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Ms. Spencer from Irving TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Who Just Want to Read

My students need a classroom library that sparks a love for reading with books like Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, The Black Cauldron, A Wrinkle in Time and other books.

  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I learned so much this year about how to foster a students love for reading. I observed my students all year and what they checked out of the library in comparison to what I had in my classroom library. I had never met a group of kids that read all the time. They read as they walked down the halls. They read while they waited for class to start. They even read when they weren't supposed to be reading. It all boiled down to the fact that they immersed themselves in books and ideas that intrigued them, and I want to expose my students next year to an improved classroom library. I want to expose them to relevant, page turning stories with adventure and life lessons. My students this year taught me that kids are willing to read in abundance if they are exposed to relevant,engaging on level books.

My Project

My students need a classroom library that sparks a love for reading with books like Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, The Black Cauldron, A Wrinkle in Time and other books. I remember when I first taught 5th grade and I couldn't get my students to foster a love for reading. This year I observed what my students chose to read. I noticed what genres intrigued them. I also realized I had an awful class library. Thankfully, our school library and the city library offered books that really sparked their interest. I want to be able to offer my current and future students a class full of books that I can introduce and get them excited about reading and all that reading has to offer. Books such as "Diary of a wimpy kid," " I survived," and "You are a girl who can do anything," open my ESL students to more vocabulary, ideas, and sentence structure. I want to light a fire in some and keep the fire burning in others. Kids just need exposure to good books and on level books to boost their confidence in reading. I have selected a great set of book in order to do that.

Ms. Spencer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Travel Book: Mind-Blowing Stuff on Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
My Life as a Youtuber (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Out from Boneville (BONE #1) • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
You Are a Girl Who Can Do Anything: A Very Special Book to Cheer You on and Help You Achieve Greatness • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
I Survived Collection: Books #1-4 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lowriders in Space • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bird & Squirrel on the Edge! • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 3 (2nd Edition) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Mal and Chad: Food Fight! • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 2 (2nd Edition) • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Belly Flop!: Book 3 (Mal and Chad) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
The Croc Ate My Homework: A Pearls Before Swine Collection (Pearls Before Swine Kids) • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
My Life as a Gamer (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
My Life as a Ninja (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition) (Pokemon) • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
Great Cow Race (BONE #2) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border (BONE #5) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Dragonslayer (BONE #4) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Eyes of the Storm (BONE #3) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
When Crocs Fly: A Pearls Before Swine Collection (Pearls Before Swine Kids) • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Candy Shop War • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The High King: The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 5 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Bird & Squirrel on Ice • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
The Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydain (The Chronicles of Prydain) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Sweetest Sound • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Liberty Porter, First Daughter • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Raining Cats and Detectives (Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Hamster and Cheese: Book 1 (Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Bird & Squirrel On Fire • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
The Honest Truth • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $6.02 1 $6.02
The Great Gilly Hopkins • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$435.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$471.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.23

Total project goal

$554.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.85

1 Donor

-$419.90

Donations toward project cost

-$356.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.98

match offer

-$134.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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