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Ms. Schmidt from Brighton MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh, the Places I Wish to Go!

My students need a library of their own that is tailored to their individualized reading levels, and choice seating that helps eliminate the wiggles.

  • $642 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Learning is a process that unfolds through daily dedication and persistence.

My students are hard working and devoted, even in the face of conflict.

Progress is judged by effort. And things that seem simple, like raising your hand to answer a question, are considered small victories because when learning is difficult, sharing becomes scary. This is just one way I am reminded every single day that teachers are one small part of a much greater team. That team is every face that is looking back at me, reminding me of my purpose.

I stand in awe of our children, your children, because they surprise me day after day with their ability to take risks, help one another and find meaning in their learning.

My Project

Reading challenges present themselves in many different ways. There are children who are impressively fluent but somehow are unable to understand most of what they read. Then, there are those who read with a very choppy and disjointed fluency, however, they are able to recite the meaning of the passage and explain the author's purpose.

By supporting a child's personal reading level, and giving them a place to read that feels safe, the places they can go are limitless!

How do we best meet the needs of such an immensely diverse population of readers that are all expected to read at or above grade level (many core subjects such as science or social studies are oftentimes written 1-2 years above grade level) and understand what they read?

I have students that are reading at a 1st-grade reading level, as well as those that are securely reading at a 5th-grade reading level. This gap leaves a WIDE range of necessary reading materials. While our media center is amazing at supplying books for lower level readers, it's simply not able to house the supply necessary to give my lower readers the same type of range and depth as what is available to the "majority" of readers that make up our 5-6 grade building.

They could use this as their number one resource when the media center books have become over-familiar, or simply if they'd like a little more privacy when picking books that don't always look like a typical "chapter book".

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This project will reach 99 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 1640RD Glow 17" Stool, Red • Amazon Business $62.44 1 $62.44
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $53.82 1 $53.82
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Kingdom of Wrenly Collection #2: Adventures in Flatfrost; Beneath the Stone Forest; Let the Games Begin!; The Secret World of Mermaids • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
The Magic Misfits • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
The Golden Lion (Cleopatra in Space #4) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Sugar and Spice (Whatever After #10) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Hacked (Red Rhino Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Bad Shot (Lorimer Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Thief and the Sword (Cleopatra in Space #2) • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Secret of the Time Tablets (Cleopatra in Space #3) • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Sky Watchers (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Soldier (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Camp (Heights) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
No Easy Race (District 13) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Fighting the Legend (District 13) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Before the Snap (District 13) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Body Switch (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
I Am Underdog (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Blizzard (Heights) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Space Trip (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Code (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Lost House (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Abby in Wonderland (Whatever After Special Edition) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Never Girls #13: Under the Lagoon (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Beauty Queen (Whatever After #7) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
If the Shoe Fits (Whatever After #2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Girls #11: Into the Waves (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
If the Shoe Fits (Whatever After #2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Beauty Queen (Whatever After #7) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Girls #7: A Pinch of Magic (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Girls #6: The Woods Beyond (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Girls #3: A Dandelion Wish (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Girls #2: The Space Between (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Girls #8: Far from Shore (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Girls #12: In the Game (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Lost Stone (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Girls #10: On the Trail (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Never Girls #5: Wedding Wings (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Never Girls #9: Before the Bell (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $5.20 1 $5.20
Fairest of All (Whatever After #1) • Amazon Business $4.46 1 $4.46
Fairest of All (Whatever After #1) • Amazon Business $4.46 1 $4.46
Cold As Ice (Whatever After #6) • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37
Never Girls #4: From the Mist (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $3.64 1 $3.64
Never Girls #1: In a Blink (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $3.54 1 $3.54

Materials cost

$507.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$544.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.16

Total project goal

$641.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$641.09

7 Donors

-$620.86

Donations toward project cost

-$536.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.43

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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