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Ms. Bennett from Moreno Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Meeting My Students Where They Are

Help me give my students books that are at their current reading level and items that will help us to do fun projects this year!

  • $793 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Like all students, my students had a rough year last year and I'm surprised and amazed at their ability to come back into the classroom and keep trying every day. I'm not sure how I would have handled it if I had been a student during a pandemic. I have been so happy to see the small kindnesses that my students have displayed and it warms my heart to see how excited they are to be back in school.

We do have some challenges coming back to in person learning.

Many of my students have forgotten (or haven't had enough experience in) how to be part of a classroom community. I have had to get creative with my classroom management. There is also severe learning loss among my students. It's not just that they didn't make many gains last year, but also that, without practice, they've lost skills that they may have had before. I am seeking to help them regain those skills and create an enriching classroom environment.

My Project

I'm a fourth grade teacher, but many of my students are reading at a kindergarten, first grade, and second grade reading level right now. I mainly have third, fourth, and fifth grade books in my classroom and I need help stocking my library so that they can have the books they need to fall in love with reading.

My students have also not been in the classroom for a year and a half and I want them to have some fun now that we're back in the classroom.

I want them to be able to find the joy in learning, so I have included items on my list that will help us with some hands on classroom projects.

Thank you so much for contributing! It will help my classroom so much to have the supplies we need to explore and thrive :)

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 26 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best of Grades K-1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K-1 (DonorsChoose Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Caldecott Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-5 (DonorsChoose Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
A Myth, a Fable, and a Fairy Tale • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $59.00 1 $59.00
Dixie Cold 9oz Cup, 360 Count (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
[48 Sets] 16 oz. Plastic Deli Food Storage Containers With Airtight Lids • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
STEAM Pack: Grades 3-6 (DonorsChoose Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
LiCB CR2032 3V Lithium Battery(10-Pack) • Amazon Business $5.98 3 $17.94
NUOMI Credit Card Size Pocket Magnifier Lens 3X Jewelry Loupe (Pack of 50) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
25 Pack Wooden Ruler 12 Inch Rulers Bulk Wood Measuring Ruler Office Ruler 2 Scale • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
100 pcs Color Mixing Glass Marbles 16mm/0.63inch Kids Marble Games DIY and Home Decoration with Storage Tank • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Cotton Bakers Twine,328 Feet 2MM Natural White Cotton String for Crafts,Gift Wrapping Twine,Arts & Crafts, Home Decor, Gift Packaging(White) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
RUBFAC 120 Balloons Assorted Color 12 Inches 12 Kinds of Rainbow Latex Balloons, Multicolor Bright Balloons for Party Decoration, Birthday Party Supplies or Arch Decoration • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Officemate Micro Size Binder Clips, Black, 100 per Tub (31030) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Whitmor Plastic Clothesline 100 Foot White • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Alliance Advantage Latex Rubber Band, No 32, 3 L x 1/8 W in, 1/4 lb Box, Natural • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Officemate PVC Free Color Coated Paper Clips, 450 Per Tub Office Paper Clamp (97229) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
100 Pieces Clear LED Light Emitting Diodes Bulb LED Lamp, 5 mm (Multicolor) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
1050 PCS Color Coding Labels Circle Dot Stickers,10 Color Style Colorful Coding Label Sticker for Office,Student Classroom • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Universal Rubber Bands, Size 16, 1lb Pack • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
SYLVANIA Double Life Incandescent Light Bulb, A15, 40W, Ceiling Fan Lamp, Medium Base, 370 Lumens, Dimmable, Clear, Soft White - 2 Pack (10034) • Amazon Business $4.02 1 $4.02
Creativity Street 100-piece Pipe Cleaner Stem, 1/8 x 12 in, Assorted 100 Count • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$547.12

Vendor shipping charges

$37.90

Sales tax

$50.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$673.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.82

Total project goal

$792.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$792.11

1 Donor

-$0.00

Donations toward project cost

-$0.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

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$792.11

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