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  • $359 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Morf
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Let's Read About Dance

My students need 25 copies of books that have a dance storyline and can relate to many ages, both boys and girls.

I teach dance to students in grades K-5. We are in our first year as an arts magnet school and we serve an extremely high-need community.

My students have become eager to learn more about dance and they love stories that relate to dance. The boys I teach love to hear about boys who were dancers. Inspiring stories about dance keep the boys eager to move and helps them become less inhibited about their gender in dance. The problem I am facing in acquiring dance books is that most of their copyright dates are over ten years. My district will not buy books for our library that are not current. There are so many wonderful books that relate to dance that would greatly benefit my classroom that are considered out-dated. It is a shame that a copyright date prevents students from having the opportunity to read about something they love.

I see these resources giving my students enthusiasm about dance and a greater eagerness to get involved. I see their participation and interest soaring through reading and listening to these books.

You will make it possible for my students to become more avid readers and enthusiastic readers by giving them something that they will enjoy. It will also help them learn something new about dance, give them confidence as dancers, and make them excited about learning.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Dance, Little Pookie Sandra Boynton • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Baby Danced the Polka Karen Beaumont, Jennifer Plecas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel Siena Cherson Siegel, Mark Siegel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Hilda Must Be Dancing Karma Wilson, Suzanne Watts (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Everybody Dance! Jenny Miglis Sandvick, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Joel Meyerowitz, Joel Meyerowitz (Photographer), Performed by New York City Ballet • Barnes and Noble $9.98 1 $9.98
Minnie and Moo Go Dancing Denys Cazet, DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Oliver Button Is a Sissy Tomie de Paola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator), Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance Chronicle, Manufactured by Chronicle Books • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Color Dance Ann Jonas, Ann Jonas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Shake Dem Halloween Bones Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Baby Dance Ann Taylor, Public Domain, Marjorie Van Heerden (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.59 1 $5.59
The Dance: Poems Emily Fragos (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.25 1 $11.25
A Child's Introduction to Ballet: The Stories, Music, and Magic of Classical Dance Laura Lee, Meredith Hamilton, Meredith Hamilton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp Carol Diggory Shields, Scott Nash (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
T. Rex at Swan Lake Lisa Carrier, Lenore Hart, Chris L. Demarest (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
Edgar Degas: Paintings That Dance Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Is Maria Tallchief? Catherine Gourley, Val Paul Taylor (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Ballerina! Peter Sis, Peter Sis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Harriet Dancing Ruth Symes, Caroline Jayne Church (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Josephine Wants to Dance Jackie French, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Aerial Dance Jayne C. Bernasconi, Nancy E. Smith • Barnes and Noble $35.95 1 $35.95
Degas and the Little Dancer Laurence Anholt • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Dinosaurs Dance Larry Dane Brimner, Dana Meachen Rau (Editor), Patrick Girouard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Grandfather's Dance Patricia Maclachlan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$236.12

Vendor shipping charges

$23.61

State sales tax

$11.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$294.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.54

Total project goal

$358.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$358.54

4 Donors

-$172.88

Donations toward project cost

-$146.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.93

match offer

-$173.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and 4 other donors.

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