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Mrs. B. from Waianae HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literary Growth

My students need a shelving unit, baskets, and books to inspire our social-emotional growth as well as our academic growth. A good book provides a starting point for deep discussions and insights into life and the world around us.

  • $406 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are in a geographically challenged area of Oahu.

Approximately 80% are on free and reduced lunch.

Many of them struggle academically, but have a willingness to learn. Given the chance, these students work hard to reach their goals.

Our remote location often means these students miss out on opportunities to experience the larger world around them. We try to take them on field trips and bring experiences into the classroom through technology, but these experiences are not enough.

My Project

A good book is a window to larger world.

A great book can inspire thoughts, discussions, and insights.

Our classroom library is a place for students to find a great book that will both further a love for reading and insight into our world. Of course, all libraries need book bins and shelves to display our amazing books.

In our classroom, books give us a window to the world and into human nature. I have chosen books for specific themes (empathy, activism, hope, perseverance, and kindness) and to practice academic, critical-thinking skills. Something Beautiful encourages hope and activism. Colour of Home gives insight and encourages empathy for refugees (a wide-spread crisis in the world today). These books spark discussions and deeper understandings of our world. Critical thinkers make connections to their own lives and the book themes become life-changing. It all starts with a good book.

Mrs. B.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 5-Shelf Shelving Unit - Black • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
The Phantom Tollbooth • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
STERILITE 16228012 Small Ultra Basket, White Basket w/Titanium Inserts, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
The City of Ember Complete Boxed Set • Amazon Business $21.96 1 $21.96
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon Business $20.18 1 $20.18
Colour of Home • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Against the Odds (The Odds Series #2) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Mighty Odds (The Odds Series #1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ghost Hawk • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Last Wild • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Better Nate Than Ever • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Something Beautiful • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! (Better Nate Than Ever) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Night Gardener • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30
The Someday Birds • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

Materials cost

$297.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$345.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.89

Total project goal

$405.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$405.96

3 Donors

-$370.67

Donations toward project cost

-$345.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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