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Mrs. Klipstein from Burlington WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy is Critical for Student Success!

Help me give my students a better classroom library to support their literacy learning!

  • $248 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a new teacher and am grateful to interact and inspire one hundred and ten, young students. My students come from all different backgrounds and academic levels. All bring their own special touch to my classroom. I am a firm believer that a classroom should be a positive, safe place for students to be able to feel comfortable and learn to their best ability.

Being a new teacher, I am unable to provide my students with a library of books to support their reading needs.

Literacy is an important part of school for students to read, learn and grow. It is nice to have many different types of books for students to be able to escape into a novel.

I grew up not enjoying books until late high school. Now, being an avid reader, I have learned that all it takes is finding a few books you truly enjoy to spark your reading interest. As I read and listen to many books, I try to give my students great recommendations to fit their personal interests. Having a classroom library for my students would help greatly!

My Project

A classroom library and a variety of books will continue to enhance the literacy focused classroom that I strive to create. Being a new teacher, I am working on creating a classroom library where students have many choices of books to read and is a place that they really enjoy! Every book that is placed in my library is available to check out. They always treat my books with love and care. They are truly thankful for the opportunities to read. I am looking forward to expanding those reading opportunities for my students. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. I had students journal about what books they have read that they enjoyed, as well as share with me some books they are looking forward to reading. Students will be able to choose books that interest them, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

Mrs. Klipstein
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades 4-6 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
El Deafo • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lemons • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$170.48

Vendor shipping charges

$7.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.15

Total project goal

$247.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.69

2 Donors

-$197.69

Donations toward project cost

-$168.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.65

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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