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Mrs. VanMalsen from Hudsonville MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Neat New Novels

Help me give my students young adult new releases and fresh copies of some of their best-loved books.

  • $299 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is my first year teaching at this particular school, and I have quickly realized that I am fortunate to teach 150 of the world's most phenomenal 8th graders! My students are intelligent, thoughtful, and absolutely hilarious. I feel so lucky to be their teacher.

My students have a variety of educational needs; some see middle school as a stepping stone to higher education, while some see it as a place where they can simply stay warm and dry or feel loved.

I love all of my students, and I enjoy hearing each individual's story. I am excited and eager to watch them all grow throughout this year.

My Project

One of the greatest focuses in my classroom is on independent reading. At the start of each period, I conference with individual students about what they are currently reading, what their book has taught them (academically and socially/emotionally), and what topics or characters have left an impact on them. Books have the power to transform these kids.

In order to keep students actively engaged and excited about reading, I need to keep my library current!

I'm hoping to fill my shelves with books that span a variety of genres, topics, and reading levels. Students check these books out to read both in class and at home, and we create various projects and have many discussions about their chosen literature throughout the year. This project gives my students more reading options, and I am always excited about the possibility of an 8th grader building a connection with a new book.

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Legend Trilogy • Amazon Business $31.88 1 $31.88
Becoming • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Truly Devious: A Mystery • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Your Own Worst Enemy • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Finding Audrey • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Wrong in All the Right Ways: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
The Names They Gave Us • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Girls Made of Snow and Glass • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Side Effects May Vary • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Made You Up • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
What to Say Next • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Paperweight • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
The Rest of Us Just Live Here • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
Things We Know by Heart • Amazon Business $4.10 1 $4.10

Materials cost

$220.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$253.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.81

Total project goal

$298.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$298.71

3 Donors

-$261.40

Donations toward project cost

-$253.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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