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Mrs. Taylor from Florence SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Reading!

My students need picture books that they can read or that I can read to them.

  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 5th and 6th graders ELA (English and Language Arts) and Social Studies. My students are bright and want to learn, however not all of them are given the tools at home to help them succeed. I have already faced a few challenges in breaking through to them but I continue to remind them that I love them and I WANT them to succeed. I pray that they know that they are smart enough to do just that!

I plan to be the teacher to let them know that they are capable and also that I believe in them!

My Project

There is no doubt that reading is essential to learning. We ask our students to read every night at home and I also expect them to read in my classroom. I teach with novels almost every day and our school has a wonderful library. However, my students need picture books that they can grab off of my bookshelf at times.

Many of these students have never had anyone at home to read to them, either because their parents are uninterested or unavailable.

I have included a selection of picture books, including several by my favorite children's author, Patricia Polacco. Polacco uses many of her books, such as "Bully" and "Junkyard Wonders" to teach important messages regarding self worth. Some of her other books, such as Pink and Say, teach history as well as social justice. All of the books I have selected have lessons to teach, whether they go along with our state standards or they are "life lessons". They are books I will read aloud to my class this year and for years to come because I want my students to know they have a teacher who loves them enough to read to them. I hope that you agree!

Mrs. Taylor
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 47 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Patricia Polacco (5 Books) • AKJ Education $33.63 1 $33.63
Junkyard Wonders • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Dot • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
Pink and Say • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bully • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Book with No Pictures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Amazing Grace 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pete & Pickles • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend: OOS no date as of 1/10/16 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Thank You, Mr. Falker • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
Every Living Thing • AKJ Education $9.15 1 $9.15
Confessions of a Former Bully • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Black And White • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$237.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$287.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.75

Total project goal

$338.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$338.34

8 Donors

-$200.79

Donations toward project cost

-$172.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.62

match offer

-$135.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$115.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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