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Mrs. Stewart from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction, Mysteries, and Adventures, Oh My!

Help me give my students new, exciting stories and non-fiction titles to continue fostering their love of reading!

  • $462 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently teach in a Title I school in Anchorage, Alaska. My students are the most resiliant group of students I have ever worked with. All of the students come from low-income households, many of them who lack adequate school supplies, clothing, and food. Several students have experienced severe trauma in their lives. Some of my students come from different countries and are still learning English. Despite all of their hardships, they come to school eager to learn and to better their lives. My students are curious and motivated to be successful.

I am fortunate to have looped with my students from the previous year.

Because of this, I know their strengths, weaknesses, and personalities. I have a great connection with my students. What I do not have, is adequate reading materials. Since I had the same students in the previous year, those students have already read most of the books in my class library. I want to keep my students interested in reading by providing them with more current books to capture their interest.

My Project

My current library contains about 100 books, many of which are older stories. I personally buy newer books as often as possible to keep up with my students' demand for reading, however, I have 34 students who use my library. As much as my students love to read, it can be a challenge at times to find books that capture their interests. I know that books that are a part of a series and those with vivid illustrations can help to hold their interest longer. My students recently requested more "big head" books... they actually want to learn about history and influential people!

It is my goal to expose these students to more vocabulary, new ideas, creativity, imagination, and adventures; this can all be done with the help of books!

Statistically, students from low-income households are less likely to succeed in school. They do not have as much vocabulary or background knowledge, due to a lack of exposure. I want to change that! My students read daily in the classroom during a required "time-in-text." The purpose of this is to build strong, fluent readers. They also read in the morning before school starts and pretty much whenever they can sneak a page or two in. My students made huge strides in their reading ability from the previous year, and with your support, we can help them grow even more!

Mrs. Stewart
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $52.93 1 $52.93
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $29.80 1 $29.80
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $29.50 1 $29.50
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.47 1 $28.47
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $26.88 1 $26.88
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set • Amazon Business $23.26 1 $23.26
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $21.56 1 $21.56
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.29 1 $19.29
Rebekah - Girl Detective Books 1-8: Fun Short Story Mysteries for Children Ages 9-12 (The Mysterious Garden, Alien Invasion, Magellan Goes Missing, Ghost Hunting,Grown-Ups Out To Get Us?! + 3 more!) • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) (7) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Super Bowl? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Who Was Nikola Tesla? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Stan Lee? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

Materials cost

$351.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$392.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.19

Total project goal

$461.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$461.28

6 Donors

-$461.28

Donations toward project cost

-$392.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.19

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$0.00

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