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Mrs. Gruenewald from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Read!

Help me give my students a young adult reading library for the classroom.

  • $2,737 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I have decided to leave the high school world and enter into the exciting world of middle school. This change has sparked many new dreams and aspirations that I hope to provide my future students. While I have not met my students yet, I know they are amazing, bright, brilliant, energetic, passionate early teens. I look forward to providing them with an amazing 8th grade experience before they transition into high school.

My Project

Students will get to select their own independent reading books from the classroom library. Through these books they will be able to explore and experience different settings, people, points of view, and themes that interest them. By having a selection of books that are specifically written for their age group they will be able to relate, develop, and grow as individuals through literature.

Reading increases our understanding of our own identity, improves empathy and gives us an insight into the world view of others.

In addition to the health benefits, reading for pleasure has social benefits and can improve our sense of connectedness to the wider community.

The goal is for students to fall in love with the idea of reading for pleasure, instead of only reading for academic advancement.

Not only do I want give students access to a wide range of books, I am also hoping to create an environment that motivates them to read. A comfy place for them to kick back, relax, and enjoy a good book.

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Christopher Knight Home Harrison Fabric Tufted Club Chair, White / Blue • Amazon Business $240.80 1 $240.80
DHP Emily Futon Sofa Bed, Modern Convertible Couch With Chrome Legs Quickly Converts into a Bed, Black Faux Leather • Amazon Business $217.83 1 $217.83
Vekkia Premium Soft Reading & Bed Rest Pillow with Memory Foam, Support Arms, Pockets, Removable Cover. Perfect Back Support for Reading/Relaxing/Watching TV –Extra Foams Incl. (18 in, Black) • Amazon Business $55.99 2 $111.98
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Stretch Limo Black - • Amazon Business $54.00 2 $108.00
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $39.00 2 $78.00
Penck Padded Floor Chair with Adjustable Backrest, Comfortable, Semi-Foldable, and Versatile, for Meditation, Seminars, Reading, TV Watching or Gaming, Suitable for Home Or Office • Amazon Business $36.98 2 $73.96
The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set (10th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $30.78 2 $61.56
6057 Beige Trellis 5'2x7'2 Area Rug Carpet Large New • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
The Selection 5-Book Box Set: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $49.46 1 $49.46
Rangers Apprentice 6 Books Collection Set (Series 1) - Ruins of Gorlan, Burning Bridge, Icebound Land, The Oakleaf Bearers, The Sorcerer in the North, The Siege of Macindaw • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
The Ultimate Unwind Collection: Unwind; UnWholly; UnSouled; UnDivided; UnBound (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon Business $40.49 1 $40.49
Matched Trilogy box set • Amazon Business $39.47 1 $39.47
Theodore Boone 6-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $37.68 1 $37.68
MAZE RUNNER CLASSIC X 5 [Special Edition] • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $29.68 1 $29.68
The 5th Wave Collection • Amazon Business $29.67 1 $29.67
A Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Wicked: The Second Collection: Wicked, Killer, Heartless, Wanted • Amazon Business $26.72 1 $26.72
The Complete Nate Paperback Trilogy: Better Nate Than Ever; Five, Six, Seven, Nate!; Nate Expectations • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $23.34 1 $23.34
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $18.17 1 $18.17
Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Books 1 to 4 • Amazon Business $16.18 1 $16.18
They Went Left • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
They Went Left • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Keeper of the Night • Amazon Business $15.53 1 $15.53
One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Not Your Sidekick • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Toll (3) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Book of Boy • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Olivia Twist (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Lord of Opium • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Peter and The Starcatchers) (Peter and the Starcatchers (2)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Peter and the Sword of Mercy (Peter and the Starcatchers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Heart and Other Black Holes • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Refugee • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, Book One) (Peter and the Starcatchers (1)) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Grenade • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Popular: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence • Amazon Business $9.01 1 $9.01
Scythe (1) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Out of the Easy • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
The War Outside • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
That Was Then, This Is Now • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Journey Back • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The List • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Between Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Blindsided • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Brooklyn Nine • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fallen Angels • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Monster • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
The Sun Is Also a Star • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Lily and Dunkin • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Seventh Most Important Thing • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Sunrise Over Fallujah • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Breakout • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Ready Player One (Movie Tie-In): A Novel • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Deathwatch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Words on Bathroom Walls • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Summer of the Gypsy Moths • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball's Color Line • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Forget Me Not • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Finest Hours (True Rescue Series) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Thunderhead (2) (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Flowers for Algernon • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Ghost of Spirit Bear • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Holding Up the Universe • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
Willa of the Wood: Willa of the Wood, Book 1 (Willa of the Wood (1)) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
All American Boys • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07

Materials cost

$2,113.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$151.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$31.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,325.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$410.45

Total project goal

$2,736.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,736.35

14 Donors

-$1,852.40

Donations toward project cost

-$1,603.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$249.00

match offer

-$850.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$722.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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