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Ms. Korf from Darlington SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life-Long Learners' Library

My students need books to grasp their interest and encourage them to be life-long readers.

  • $478 goal

This project expired on November 6, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want to encourage my students to read for just plain fun! Reading is an essential skill and passion for our children to encompass and providing students with books that pertain to their interests will hook them into reading.

My students in the past have all been wonderful kids that do not yet realize what the world has to offer them.

My students are from a small town and many do not have books at home or are unable to checkout from the school library due to not being able to pay the fee. I want to create this library for them in my classroom, so they have this opportunity to read, expand vocabulary, increase reading level, and engage in reading with the world around them.

My Project

My students will be able to READ. I am going into my third year teaching and I keep adding to my library each year, little by little. My students deserve a plethora of books with a variety of topics, levels, and genres. My students will be able to have book clubs, engage with each other about their books, and recommend books to one another to create a reading environment.

I work in a school where the achievement gap is seen clearly.

The achievement gap is a literacy gap. Students' reading levels increase when they read independently every day for long periods of time. Author James Patterson said it best, "The best way to get kids reading more is to give them books they'll gobble up -- and that will make them ask for another..."

Ms. Korf
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT BOOK CLASSROOM CHAPTER SET • School Specialty $218.49 1 $218.49
BOOK TROPHY CHAPTER BOOK COLLECTION SET OF 10 • School Specialty $56.99 1 $56.99
BOOK JUNIE B JONES SET OF 10 • School Specialty $41.79 1 $41.79

Materials cost

$317.27

Vendor shipping charges

$31.73

State sales tax

$22.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$406.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.67

Total project goal

$477.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$477.80

5 Donors

-$256.62

Donations toward project cost

-$223.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.24

match offer

-$215.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$182.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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