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Mrs. Putnam-Hallman from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Love to Read, Read What We Love!

My students need 25+ books to take home at night and read!

  • $293 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an awesome class this year of students who LOVE to read! Most of my students do not have their own books at home. At the end of each school day, they beg to take books from our classroom library home. How can I refuse students who want to read?!

My students live in a high poverty area of Chicago.

Many of the 30 students in my classroom are reading below grade level. All of my students receive free or reduced lunch, and close to half of my students are English language learners. This group of students is incredibly sweet AND eager to learn!

My Project

I picked a mixture of graphic novels, scary books, and some fun science books. I have many classics in my library, but the books in the categories I have chosen literally have to be taped back together after so much use. I know that these books will be loved by my students this year, and for years to come.

In the neighborhood I teach in, students are faced with gang violence, drug dealers, difficult family situations, and other challenges that are hard to imagine.

This project is so important because books are a place that my students can escape to no matter what is going around them. Please help!

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Mrs. Putnam-Hallman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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
Bone Boxed Set (Books 1-3) Jeff Smith • Barnes and Noble $18.43 1 $18.43
Bone: Tall Tales Jeff Smith, Tom Sniegoski, Jeff Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Bone #5: Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Rose: Bone Prequel (Bone Series) Jeff Smith, Charles Vess (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Bone #9: Crown of Horns Jeff Smith • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Bone #6: Old Man's Cave Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Bone #7: Ghost Circles Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Bone #4: The Dragonslayer Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrator), Steve Hamaker (Illustrator), Steve Hamaker • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Bone #8: Treasure Hunters Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Bone Handbook Jeff Smith • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Goosebumps Horrorland Boxed Set #1-4 (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $16.37 1 $16.37
Creepy Creatures (Goosebumps Graphix Series #1) R. L. Stine, Sheila Keenan (Editor), Gabriel Hernandez (Illustrator), Greg Ruth (Illustrator), Adapted by Scott Morse • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Scary Summer: (Goosebumps Graphix Series #3) R. L. Stine, Kyle Baker, Ted Naifeh, Dean Haspiel • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Scary Stories: Boxed Set Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.28 1 $12.28
Astronomy: Out of This World! Simon Basher • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Rocks & Minerals Basher • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Planet Earth: What planet are you On? Simon Basher • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Chemistry: Getting a Big Reaction Simon Basher • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Physics: Why Matter Matters! Simon Basher • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Biology Simon Basher • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
The Periodic Table: Elements with Style! Simon Basher • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Burns Rubber (Babymouse Series #12) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm, Jennifer L. Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Puppy Love (Babymouse Series #8) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Monster Mash (Babymouse Series #9) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $1.89 1 $1.89
Dragonslayer (Babymouse Series #11) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm, Jennifer L. Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Heartbreaker (Babymouse Series #5) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12

Materials cost

$210.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$248.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.93

Total project goal

$292.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.88

2 Donors

-$292.88

Donations toward project cost

-$248.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.93

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$0.00

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