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Mrs. Johnson from Santa Clara CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Be MYSTERY Readers

My students need mystery books of differing levels and topics to develop literacy skills and a love for books.

  • $394 goal

This project expired on April 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Take a diet of academics... add a heap of friendship, a toss of movement, a dash of fun, a pinch of laughter, a splash of music and art, a bunch of academics, mix it all up and you get my class!

I have 21 caring and friendly individuals that are at all stages of academics.

Coming from various languages, ethnicities, and countries, we have the shared love for reading, books, thinking through problems, smiles and learning. Our school has a great community around it- very supportive!

My Project

My students need MYSTERY BOOKS of differing levels and topics to develop literacy skills and a love for books. "A mystery is a story where the smartest person wins", says mystery author Stuart Gibbs. As readers of all ages, the mystery genre is engaging and fascinating. As 3rd Graders, a time of life here developing a life-long love for reading is crucial, mystery books create strong readers and pull reluctant readers into the plot. As one turns the page, looking for clues, reading carefully, thinking about how character development, a plethora of literacy and comprehension skills are introduced and reinforced in an organic way. Having a variety of mystery books at different reading levels guarantees whole class buy in.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Books 1-12) • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
My First BOB Books: Pre-Reading Skills • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
Mystery at Plymouth Rock (50) (Real Kids Real Places) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Mystery at Hilton Head Island (America's National Mystery Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Mystery on the Iditarod Trail (8) (Real Kids Real Places) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Mystery in Chocolate Town...Hershey, Pennsylvania (18) (Real Kids Real Places) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Mystery in Hawaii: The 50th State (31) (Real Kids Real Places) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chasing Vermeer • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Foul Play (Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers, No. 19) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #5: The New Year Dragon Dilemma • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #6: The Castle Crime • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
The Mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate (3) (Real Kids Real Places) • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Million-Dollar Mystery (Jigsaw Jones Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Calendar Mysteries #2: February Friend • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Zombie Zone (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Missing Mummy (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bald Bandit (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Best Pet Ever (Jigsaw Jones Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Smelly Sneaker (Jigsaw Jones Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Bicycle Bandit (Jigsaw Jones Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Julian, Secret Agent (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Scream for Ice Cream (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #2) • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87
The Canary Caper (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.52 1 $4.52
The Deadly Dungeon (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.41 1 $4.41
The Invisible Island (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.25 1 $4.25
The Yellow Yacht (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.25 1 $4.25
The Talking T. Rex (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Disappearing Dinosaur (Jigsaw Jones Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
The Cinderella Ballet Mystery (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #4) • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
Cam Jansen: the Green School Mystery #28 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Vampire's Vacation (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Ninth Nugget (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The X'ed-Out X-Ray (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
The Panda Puzzle (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83
The Jaguar's Jewel (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Cam Jansen: the Mystery of the U.F.O. #2 • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66
The Orange Outlaw (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
The Runaway Racehorse (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
The Quicksand Question (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56
The Unwilling Umpire (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
The Empty Envelope (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
Cam Jansen: Cam Jansen and the Sports Day Mysteries: A Super Special • Amazon Business $3.45 1 $3.45
The Falcon's Feathers (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.27 1 $3.27
The Haunted Hotel (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.25 1 $3.25
The Goose's Gold (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.20 1 $3.20
The Lucky Lottery (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14
Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries (Cam Jansen: A Super Special) • Amazon Business $3.04 1 $3.04
The Kidnapped King (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Cam Jansen & The Mystery of the Television Dog (Cam Jansen) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
The White Wolf (A to Z Mysteries - A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $2.88 1 $2.88

Materials cost

$275.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.06

Total project goal

$393.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.73

5 Donors

-$272.00

Donations toward project cost

-$235.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.30

match offer

-$116.44

Match offer toward project cost

-$98.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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