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

Making Reading Fun!

Help me give my students books, especially books that they find interesting and engaging.

  • $310 goal

This project expired on January 13, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative and loving. They have joyous personalities and show up each day to learn. The majority of the students are on the autism spectrum and are working to increase their inclusion in general education classes (though they still have some special day classes throughout the week.) In our resource rooms, the students receive individualized attention to support them both socially and academically. In these smaller spaces, they can be themselves, laugh with peers who understand their humor and share their interests.

Our school is small which allows the students in our special education program to be part of a larger, supportive community.

The students participate in grade level activities such as year-long projects, field trips, and internships. While our school offers unique opportunities, it still faces challenges. We are a Title I school in an urban area and our school district is currently experiencing a fiscal crisis. In the middle of this unrest, our staff works hard to create a supportive and safe environment for our students.

My Project

My students need books that they find engaging and interesting. In our advisory class, we have 2 sessions of silent reading, but it is such a struggle as the students look for something to interest them. We are asking for books that they have specifically requested and identified as ones they want to read.

Providing students with books of their choosing is a great way to encourage reading.

What I love about this project is that these books were ALL picked out by the students. This is EXACTLY what they have stated they want and are willing to read. This is a project that lifts up the students' interests and celebrates their learning.

Ms. Christensen
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics and the Making of an Automobile Empire • Amazon Business $39.77 1 $39.77
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set • Amazon Business $19.35 1 $19.35
TIME 100 Ideas that Changed the World: History's Greatest Breakthroughs, Inventions, and Theories • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
The Death of Mrs. Westaway • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
One-Punch Man, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$210.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$263.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.48

Total project goal

$309.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.86

2 Donors

-$154.93

Donations toward project cost

-$131.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.24

match offer

-$154.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$131.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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