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Ms. Tillett from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy to Learn

My students need a variety of books like "Big Nate" and "My Big Fat Zombie" to capture their interest in reading and encourage a love of reading.

  • $442 goal

This project expired on May 21, 2018.

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My Students

I have a diverse class of third grade students who attend a Title One school located in a geographical area that is economically challenged. Many of my students are second language learners and are in need of a diverse selection of reading materials for all students.

This is my third year teaching and I am in need of books at my students' independent reading levels in order to improve reading skills and find success in school.

My students are always looking to read new books and enjoy a variety of different genre at various reading levels.

My Project

I am a third grade teacher at a Title 1 school and I am in need of some new books for my growing library. My students love to read and have many opportunities in my classroom to select a book from my library to read. I want them to learn to love reading and to find it fun. Each week students are encouraged to select two books to read and to take small comprehension quizzes on what they have read.

At my school, many of my students do not have access to books in their home and many students are English Language Learners.

One of the quickest ways to improve language learning is by reading. At this age it is crucial to provide interesting book titles to capture students interest and help grow a desire to read. I am hoping to expand my library and help students remain excited about reading!

Ms. Tillett
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Bad Kitty Camp Daze • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Lost in Outer Space (Lost #2): The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Friendship Code #1 (Girls Who Code) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Big Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Big Nate: Game On! • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Lost in the Amazon (Lost #3): A Battle for Survival in the Heart of the Rainforest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Nate Out Loud • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Jurassic Carp: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Any Fin Is Possible: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Big Nate: I Can't Take It! • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05
Big Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Tail of Emily Windsnap • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink (Lost #1) • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
Bad Kitty Takes the Test • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Big Nate Makes the Grade • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54
Liz's Night at the Museum (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Pete the Cat: Rock On, Mom and Dad! • Amazon Business $4.06 1 $4.06
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Pete the Cat: Out of This World • Amazon Business $3.48 1 $3.48
Good Work, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.33 1 $3.33
Pete the Cat: Snow Daze (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.31 1 $3.31
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map • Amazon Business $3.28 1 $3.28
Amelia Bedelia and the Cat (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.86 1 $2.86
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower (I Can Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79
Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.42 1 $2.42
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.34 1 $2.34
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.31 1 $2.31

Materials cost

$311.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.18

Total project goal

$441.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.21

1 Donor

-$441.21

Donations toward project cost

-$375.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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