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Ms. Law from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Not Today...I'm Reading!

My students need a variety of books that spark their interest, in their classroom library!

  • $303 goal

This project expired on December 26, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My educational philosophy is that every child deserves a quality education, regardless of where he or she grows up. I work in a school in the poorest Congressional district in the country and every year the budget keeps getting tighter.

I teach 6th grade special education students in the social studies content area, along with and enrichment period for guided reading and literacy help.

Many of my students are voracious readers, but few of them have books in their homes. They are able to read the books in our classroom library; however, we run out of the books quickly!

My Project

Adding new books to our classroom library would greatly invigorate my students and their love for reading. Reading gives them a window on new worlds and increases their knowledge base. It also is an enjoyable activity they love doing. They would love to get new books to add to our collection. We read every day, they read independently at different points during the day, and they are supposed to read at least 25 minutes for homework. These books will get read and put on requested lists as soon as they arrive in our classroom library!

With your help, we can restock our classroom library, thereby allowing my students to read new books and enabling me to foster their love of learning.

With your generous donation, my students will be given a chance to continue to flourish even amid difficult circumstances. Thank you from all of us.

Ms. Law
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) • Amazon $6.59 3 $19.77
Wonder • Amazon $9.03 2 $18.06
The House on Mango Street • Amazon $8.99 2 $17.98
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) • Amazon $8.48 2 $16.96
The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles • Amazon $7.19 2 $14.38
Children of the Red King #1: Midnight for Charlie Bone • Amazon $7.19 2 $14.38
Return to Sender • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
The Other Side of Truth • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
One Crazy Summer • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
Before We Were Free • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key • Amazon $5.71 2 $11.42
Number the Stars • Amazon $5.71 2 $11.42
The Black Pearl • Amazon $5.71 2 $11.42
Homeless Bird • Amazon $5.39 2 $10.78
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon $5.03 2 $10.06
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Esperanza Rising • Amazon $4.96 1 $4.96
The Dark is Rising (The Dark is Rising Sequence) • Amazon $2.00 2 $4.00

Materials cost

$223.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$257.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.38

Total project goal

$302.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$302.53

11 Donors

-$293.71

Donations toward project cost

-$257.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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