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Ms. Shiroma from Honolulu HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nurturing Striving Readers

My students need a variety of books that are high interest and at their reading level to get them reading.

  • $409 goal

This project expired on October 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These students have a lot of factors that impede their learning due to financial status, housing situations, parental support at home and other factors they may be challenged with in the community.

But, they do their best to focus in school and on their learning when they enter the classroom.

This group of fourth grade students are working on consistently being self-directed learners by focusing on their work and managing their time efficiently. They work very hard and strive to produce quality work. They collaborate together and assist each other when academic or social help is needed. We are all constantly working on ways we can improve whether it is academic, social, or behavioral. As a class, we discuss ways we can be better citizens and work towards our goal. They are truly a spectacular bunch of kids!

My Project

"There is no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are just kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books. We need to help them find the right books." ~James Patterson

After being inspired by Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward's book, "From Striving to Thriving", I am inspired to ensure access and choice of books to my students.

To encourage and promote the LOVE of reading, I am requesting books for students to read during independent reading time. As the authors mention providing adequate independent reading time, I am making it a goal for this upcoming year to do so. During this time, students need high-interest books at their reading level. I would like to add series such as the Sports Illustrated for Kids Graphic Novels, Captain Underpants, Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes, and The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels to my classroom library. Since students love current series, I hope to fill missing books from the Branches series such as The Notebook of Doom, Dragon Masters, Owl Diaries, Kung Pow Chicken, The Last Hawk and the Magic School Bus Rides again.

Your contribution will help foster the love of reading and assist me in meeting the needs of my students. This project will make reading more enjoyable and learning more accessible. Thank you for taking the time to help our classroom!

Ms. Shiroma
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $35.96 1 $35.96
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
End Zone Thunder (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Let's Get Cracking!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Spotlight Striker (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Power at the Plate (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Riptide Pride (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Track Team Titans (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
Shot Clock Slam (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Battle for Home Plate (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
Soccer Longshot (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
BMX Blitz (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
Sack Attack! (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
Wild Pitch (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Carlos Gets the Sneezes: Exploring Allergies: A Branches Book (The Magic School Bus Rides Again) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Art Show Attacks!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Laugh-Out-Loud Spooky Jokes for Kids (Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Laugh-Out-Loud A+ Jokes for Kids (Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Kickoff Blitz (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3) • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
8-Bit Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Hall Monitors Are Fired!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #8) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Whack of the P-Rex: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #5) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Rumble of the Coaster Ghost: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #9) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Chill of the Ice Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #9) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Eva's Big Sleepover: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #9) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Wildwood Bakery: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #7) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Waking the Rainbow Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #10) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Shine of the Silver Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #11) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Lullaby Lake: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Song of the Poison Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #5) • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • Amazon Business $3.84 1 $3.84
The Crystal Caverns: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #2) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Bok! Bok! Boom!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #2) • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
Laugh-Out-Loud Awesome Jokes for Kids (Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids) • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43
Laugh-Out-Loud Animal Jokes for Kids • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43
More Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids • Amazon Business $2.88 1 $2.88

Materials cost

$299.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$347.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.24

Total project goal

$408.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$408.24

2 Donors

-$354.50

Donations toward project cost

-$347.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$53.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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