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Mrs. Deickman from Calhan CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh For the Love of Reading!

My students need new books for our class library. These books will allow them to grow their literacy skills while building a love for reading.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a second grade teacher at a rural school in Ellicott, Colorado. For the past year and a half I have had the privilege of teaching in this small community. What I have learned about the children of Ellicott is that they truly have a love of learning. They come from so many diverse backgrounds which include English Language Learners, agricultural backgrounds, as well as military families. Increasing their reading skills and their love of reading is my top priority.

My students children in my classroom have a love of reading.

They enjoy being in the classroom library and curling up with a good book. Our reading choices are limited to what I can personally provide for the classroom other than the books that come with the curriculum. I would use these funds to create a classroom library with a variety of books on all reading levels for all of my children can enjoy. By have additional choices this would motivate the children to continue to develop a love for reading.

My Project

The children in my classroom have a love of reading. They enjoy being in the classroom library and curling up with a good book. Our reading choices are limited to what I can personally provide for the classroom other than the books that come with the curriculum. These new books would be valued by my students and would allow the to grow their imaginations. I would use these funds to create a classroom library with a variety of books on all reading levels for all of my children can enjoy. By have additional choices this would motivate the children to continue to develop a love for reading.

Mrs. Deickman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $5.39 6 $32.34
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
I Have a Dream (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
The Witches • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Weird But True Human Body: 300 Outrageous Facts about Your Awesome Anatomy (National Geographic Kids Weird but True) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
It's Hard To Be a Verb! • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
I Didn't Do My Homework Because... • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Seriously, Snow White Was SO Forgetful!: The Story of Snow White as Told by the Dwarves (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut!: The Story of Rapunzel as Told by Dame Gothel (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Weird But True 9 • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk as Told by the Giant (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fly Guy's Big Family (Fly Guy #17) • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Ivy and Bean Book 1 Book 1 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
The Mouse and the Motorcycle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What If You Had An Animal Nose? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fly Guy's Amazing Tricks (Fly Guy #14) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas (Fly Guy #16) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Was in a Mood • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
What If You Had Animal Ears? • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

Materials cost

$286.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.83

Total project goal

$398.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.88

7 Donors

-$197.24

Donations toward project cost

-$171.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.84

match offer

-$197.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$167.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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