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Ms. Smith from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Love to Read

My students need new and interesting books to instill the love of reading and learning.

  • $405 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in a high poverty area where students have grown up with many hardships. The majority of my students are Hispanic with English as their second language. Ninety-eight percent of our students qualify for free lunch.

My students come to my class wanting a safe environment from hardships they may be dealing with outside of school!

These 5th graders know, though, that my classroom is a safe place for them to be. Each one of them is a caring student who holds high values of respect and responsibility. All my students are very enthusiastic to learn and grow their minds for their futures! My goal is to continue giving my students this safe, comfortable learning environment to continue their learning.

My Project

My school does not have a library within it. Most families at my school do not feel safe to sign up for a library card. Many of them do not even have books at home because of finances. This means the books in my room are the books my students will be reading.

Reading is important to me and my students see this and wanting to love reading as much as much.

That is why I am requesting titles such as The Getaway, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books, Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2), A Wrinkle in Time, and The Lightning Thief.

I started the school year with my students saying they do not like reading. A month in, my students are reading many books in my classroom. I want this to continue but I need newer books and books that were well loved last year.

My students are allowed to borrow my books to read at home. Most usually finish their book and switch for a new one the next day. I want to continue this and grow the love of reading.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $82.47 1 $82.47
Amulet #1-7 Box Set • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $22.92 1 $22.92
Supernova (Amulet #8) • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Getaway • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mr. Wolf's Class • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Bad Guys in Superbad (The Bad Guys #8) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!: Special Edition (The Bad Guys #7) • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$309.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$343.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.70

Total project goal

$404.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$404.65

8 Donors

-$323.06

Donations toward project cost

-$275.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.11

match offer

-$80.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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