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Mrs. Stoker from Jacksonville FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Stoker's COVID-19 Book Extravaganza!

Help me give my students a way to learn with books on their reading levels to have the opportunity to read authentic literature and learn new information through non-fiction texts.

  • $814 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 3rd grade students are fantastic and attend a Title I school in Jacksonville, Florida. The students I have the privilege of teaching are very diverse including ethnicity, socioeconomic levels, and academic abilities. Through our differences, I strive to teach qualities such as acceptance, empathy, and friendship. The lessons I taught in the regular, face-to-face classroom have transitioned into our distance learning classroom because of the Covid-19 pandemic. My students and I are creating an online classroom that is engaging and supportive of academics and mental health.

My Project

The books I have requested are essential to help students develop a passion for reading. By using books on students reading levels, they are able to read them independently, with a partner, or I could use them as a class read aloud.

The classroom library I currently have is outdated and does not include the high-interest books that students love to read.

If the books offered to students do not look interesting to them, there is a less likely chance that they will not want to read them. While I do teach that we should never judge a book by its cover, for 3rd graders, it's the cover of a book that draws them into the story.

Since I teach in a Title I school, many students do not have books to read at home. Studies have shown that the more students read at home improves their overall academic performance. Therefore, I allow students to check books out of my classroom library to read at home with their parents. Unfortunately, many times these books don't always come back, which takes a toll on the books available for students to check out. Since there is rarely money to replenish classroom libraries, I replace most of the books with my own money.

The Social Studies materials that I have requested correlate to the newer Social Studies standards that the state has implemented. We have not received new social standards curriculum in fifteen years, therefore, I have very little to teach the new standards, which focuses heavily on geography and American History.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my project and for considering to donate.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GR502 SocialEmotional Paperback Library Gr 23 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $75.50 1 $75.50
TC207 Touch Learn USA Map • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
HH575 US Government Literature Library Gr 45 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $45.50 1 $45.50
HH572 US States Regions Literature Library Gr 45 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.50 1 $42.50
GT539 HandsOn Teaching Globe • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GM706 Grammar Tales Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT948 Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 Books Only Level O Gr 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.00 1 $33.00
AA848 Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 Books Only Level O Gr 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.00 1 $33.00
LL723 Nonfiction Leveled Books Classroom Library Books Only Level L Gr 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.00 1 $32.00
LL724 Nonfiction Leveled Books Classroom Library Books Only Level M Gr 23 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
LL725 Nonfiction Leveled Books Classroom Library Books Only Level N Gr 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
AA847 Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 Books Only Level N Gr 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
LL726 Nonfiction Leveled Books Classroom Library Books Only Level O Gr 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
AA846 Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 Books Only Level M Gr 23 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
TT943 Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 Books Only Level L Gr 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
TT947 Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 Books Only Level N Gr 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.00 1 $27.00
TT944 Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 Books Only Level M Gr 23 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
AA845 Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 Books Only Level L Gr 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00

Materials cost

$651.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$691.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.98

Total project goal

$813.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$813.21

2 Donors

-$411.60

Donations toward project cost

-$349.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.74

match offer

-$401.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$341.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.24

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$0.00

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