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

New Classroom Library

My students need a high quality classroom library so they can develop their literacy skills and a love for reading.

  • $708 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fourth grade in a low income area and am a first year teacher. I know that many of my students do not have access to books at home. They rely on our school library to check out high-quality books. Unfortunately, about half of the students cannot check out books from the school library, and only have access to what I have in my classroom.

I want to spark a love for reading in my students, but need access to more newer, exciting books to generate interest and motivation for reading.

I wish to build my classroom library as a tool for literacy for my students. I believe doing so will support differentiated instruction through better matching of students with texts, and provide the means to the practice necessary to develop expert reading skills.

My Project

My students will have more access to books that interest and challenge them. They will be able to connect and be engaged with books, making reading more meaningful and pleasurable. I hope to build my library as a place where children can experience a variety of book genres and other reading materials in a smaller and more controlled environment than in the school or public library. You can also use the classroom library to teach students how to take care of books.

I included books that the fourth graders have requested by name.

I know that they will be so excited and thankful to be able to read these books. Having these additions to my classroom will benefit the whole class. It will be a resource and location for independent reading, personal exploration, project research, and individual assessment. Every good comprehensive reading program provides students daily time to read independently. The classroom library is the resource that supports children's daily independent reading of self-selected books that meet their personal, recreational reading interests.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Series Sampler - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.76 1 $41.76
I Survived Collector's Toolbox • AKJ Education $36.43 1 $36.43
Captain Underpants (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 1 $35.86
Judy Moody (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 1 $35.86
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
World Without Fish • AKJ Education $13.46 1 $13.46
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Shiloh • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Lorax • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 7 The Third Wheel • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4 - Dog Days • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5 The Ugly Truth • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Ugly • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Titanic Voices from the Disaster • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Wayside School Is Falling Down • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures) • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived #5: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #10: I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #4: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #3: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #8: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #9: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #11: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #7: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #6: I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #1: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #2: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
10 True Tales: Surviving Sharks • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Clementine • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Jade Dragon • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The World According to Humphrey Book 1 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms • AKJ Education $4.21 1 $4.21
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.18 1 $3.18
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$516.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$601.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.19

Total project goal

$707.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$707.93

8 Donors

-$446.15

Donations toward project cost

-$394.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.07

match offer

-$244.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$207.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

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$0.00

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