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Mr. Garay from Woodbridge VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Teacher Building Classroom Library: A Book a Day

Help me give my students books to read, that interest them, and encourage them to want to read!

  • $472 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group that enjoy reading and want to read whenever they can. My class is made up of students at various reading levels ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. As a new teacher my classroom is in dire need of books, as classrooms do not come with materials other than furniture and curriculum textbooks. I have started to collect some books to begin building my classroom library. I want to provide the best for current and future students and continue to foster their love of reading by giving them access to titles that interest them. Many of my students do not have access to a variety of books in their home.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students already have a "home." Students help build the list of titles! Our classroom library is waiting to be updated and my students are eager to read current titles. I want my classroom library to become a place that my students really enjoy.

As a first year teacher, entering the classroom is entering a empty room, except the generic furniture and supplies.

Every "extra" thing that makes classrooms feel more comfortable, or colorful, or engaging are usually supplied by teacher's paycheck (I have seen over the years from my mom, a 30 year teacher and my sister, who has been teaching for 6 years). Please help my classroom have a library!

Mr. Garay
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT730X - Neon Heavy-Duty Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 3 $149.97
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
The Secret Zoo • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Riding Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Boy Called Bat • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The World According to Humphrey Book 1 • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
National Geographic Readers: Bats • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Planets • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Lions • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Daniel Boone? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Stolen Base • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Monster Mess • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Are the Summer Olympics? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Were the Twin Towers? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Gold Rush? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Marco Polo? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Horrible Harry and the Hallway Bully • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Horrible Harry and the Dragon War • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Young Cam Jansen and the Speedy Car Mystery • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Kick, Pass, and Run • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Andy Shane is Not in Love • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My Weirder School #2: Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin’! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My Weirder School #3: Mrs. Lilly Is Silly! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My Weirder School #1: Miss Child Has Gone Wild! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Horrible Harry and the Triple Revenge • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My Family Adventure • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
National Geographic Readers: Deadly Predators • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Ugly Animals • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Go Cub! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Ellis Island • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Walt Disney • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Bears • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$364.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$400.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.66

Total project goal

$471.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$471.07

2 Donors

-$400.41

Donations toward project cost

-$400.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$70.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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