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Ms. Gagnon from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh, The Things that I Know!

My students need a classroom library of 30+ titles, including 9 books by Roald Dahl, a "Harry Potter" boxed set and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" titles.

  • $367 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach a fantastic group of 7th and 8th grade students who love to learn, ask questions, and advocate for themselves. We are located in a large urban school system in Illinois.

My students have created a wonderfully positive classroom learning environment for themselves. The students sincerely respect each other and foster a true sense of community within our class. The one thing the students consistently ask for is more books!

As a new teacher, it's difficult for me to furnish everything the students need with my own money. It would be a dream come true for these students to receive the gift of literacy. My students would be able to borrow "just right" books at their reading level to bring home and read and then bring back to school to share with their peers. They will be able to use these books to practice comprehension strategies that they will be able to showcase on standardized tests, or simply cozy up in a quiet corner of the classroom to read quietly during silent reading time.

A classroom library would complete our community in more ways than one. My students have an empty book shelf just waiting to be filled with positive, classic novels that will both enlighten and inspire them. Books are something that they want and truly deserve.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Really Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson • Barnes and Noble $12.99 1 $12.99
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set Donald J. Sobol • Barnes and Noble $12.97 1 $12.97
Where the Sidewalk Ends: 30th Anniversary Special Edition Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.34 1 $12.34
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-7) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $56.50 1 $56.50
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $6.57 1 $6.57
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #4) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $8.37 1 $8.37
Thank You, Mr. Falker Patricia Polacco, Patricia Lee Gauch (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Jack Gantos • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Frances Hodgson Burnett, Charles Robinson (Illustrator), Jill Muller (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Things Not Seen Andrew Clements • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The View from Saturday E. L. Konigsburg • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tangerine Edward Bloor, Danny De Vito (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Rules Cynthia Lord • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Al Capone Shines My Shoes Gennifer Choldenko • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Danny the Champion of the World Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
George's Marvelous Medicine Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Twits Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Witches Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
BFG Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$261.26

Vendor shipping charges

$26.13

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$300.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.93

Total project goal

$366.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$366.27

1 Donor

-$300.34

Donations toward project cost

-$300.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$65.93

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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