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Mrs. Houston from Bay Point CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Most Excited Readers

Help me give my students get the books that they are begging to read.

  • $556 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fourth grade students are diverse and promising young citizens. Still, the odds are against them.

At my school, 98% of the students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

Statistically, kids with the same challenges in our district struggle to graduate. But the good news is that learning opportunities in early grades improve the likelihood of their success in adulthood.

When we invest in my students, we invest in the future. I aim daily to provide students with targeted instruction that meets kids where they are so that they can reach beyond their temporary limitations. When I have the right materials, I can help students learn in more unique and creative ways that match their individual needs and potential.

The materials that I request in this grant build steps to that effort.

My Project

My kids are begging me for the books in this project. They are not the books that I'm choosing; they are the books that the kids trade eagerly amongst themselves when they get the chance.

My goal is to balance the reading that I assign for student enrichment with the books that they want the most.

Dog Man, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Dork Diaries make up the majority of these requests. My students' families want to provide their students with these collections, but have a difficult time finding the extra cash to do so. If we can find a way to put these publications in the hands of my students, they will gleefully read them and grow more skillful as a result.

Mrs. Houston
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney • Amazon Business $59.90 1 $59.90
Rainbow Magic The Magical Adventure Collection 21 Books Set Including 3 Series by Daisy Meadows (Weather Fairies, Jewel Fairies & Sporty Fairies) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Dork Diaries x 10 title set: Dork Diaries / Party Time / How to Dork your Diary / Pop Star / Dear Dork / TV Star / Skating Sensation / Holiday Heartbreak / OMG / Once Upon a Dork • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.96 1 $38.96
Classic Chapter Book Collection (Pokxe9mon) • Amazon Business $25.42 1 $25.42
Dork Diaries Box Set (Books 4-6): Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries 6 • Amazon Business $21.59 1 $21.59
Plum Crazy! Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Dog Man: The Cat Kid Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $19.34 1 $19.34
Plum Crazy! Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $8.21 2 $16.42
Scary Stories Paperback Box Set: The Complete 3-Book Collection with Classic Art by Stephen Gammell • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Comics Covers Mini Book, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The World's Favorite Ghost Stories: 13 Creepy Tales from Around the Globe • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $9.04 1 $9.04
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday (13) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever (14) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$399.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$472.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.32

Total project goal

$555.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$555.47

7 Donors

-$310.82

Donations toward project cost

-$271.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.12

match offer

-$235.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$200.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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