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Mrs. Holcombe from Leesburg FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Make a Connection! A School-Home Reading Connection

My students need designated take home books and pouches.

  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students only get to check books out of the school media center once every eight days. I would love to stimulate their love of reading with a new book a few times a week.

Ninety percent of the students in my class (currently 30 students in a co-teach class) qualify for free lunch even with their parents working full time.

This means that there is very little money for students to be able to purchase books and not many are able to visit the public library. My class loves to read and many students will read 3 or more books per day (when their classwork is finished of course). Many ask to borrow classroom library books to have something to read at home.

My Project

I am requesting some books to supplement books that I have already purchased. These books are on the independent reading level of most of the students in my class. I am also requesting book pouches. These will enable the students to be able to take the books home and return them on a regular basis. I believe that this will give the students a way to keep track of the books. I plan to check books out to students so that students can have books to read at home. I will rotate the books daily or as students return them so that students will always have something new to read. I hope that my students will learn to love reading as much as I do. I hope my students will learn the value of daily reading at home, as well as, at school. I hope my students will make a positive connection between school and home when they read.

Donations to this project will make a difference in the lives of every one of my thirty students.

These students will be able to have books to read at home every night. This project will teach my students that reading and learning happens at home, as well as, at school.

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Mrs. Holcombe
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG834X - See & Store Book Pouch - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $35.00 4 $140.00
CR690X - I Can Read! Readers - Complete Series • Lakeshore Learning $109.00 1 $109.00

Materials cost

$249.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$287.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.78

Total project goal

$338.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$338.52

4 Donors

-$101.59

Donations toward project cost

-$90.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.49

match offer

-$232.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$197.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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