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Mrs. Blackshire from Shreveport LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Once Upon A Time!

My students need a variety of on grade level novels to improve their reading skills and to enstill a joy for reading!

  • $663 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is where my journey begins. During the 2017-2018 school year I taught 153 9th grade students English I! The school I taught in was in a low SES area, and the students we served (the overwhelming majority) were below grade level in every subject. At the beginning of the school year, I noticed a severe problem with my students and their reading skills; whether it be orally or reading comprehension. I then knew that it was in elementary school where I needed to be! As a brand new third grade teacher I look forward to instilling a love for reading in each one of my students!

My Project

A love for reading at an early age can greatly enhance a students reading comprehension as they get older! My mission as a third grade teacher is to prepare students with the reading comprehension skills they need to be successful, as well as create a sense of excitement about reading! With these books, the children in my class will grow leaps and bounds! They will learn to use a good book if they need to escape reality. They will learn to dive so deep into a book that they lose track of time. As a child, books changed my life. I look forward to watching the lives of my 32 students change as well!

Mrs. Blackshire
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK JUNIE B JONES RH SET OF 10 • School Specialty $66.24 1 $66.24
Magic Tree House Set 1 (Volumes 1-8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
GG912 - Level S Extra Book Set - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.00 1 $36.00
GG909 - Level Q Extra Book Set - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
GG911 - Level R Extra Book Set - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.00 1 $33.00
AA848 - Level O Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.00 1 $32.00
AA849 - Level P Extra Book Set - Gr. 3-4 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
AA847 - Level N Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
AA846 - Level M Extra Book Set - Gr. 2-3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.00 1 $27.00
A to Z Mysteries - Set 2 (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
Classic Starts Chapter Book Se (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
AA845 - Level L Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.00 1 $22.00
Bud Not Buddy • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Bridge To Terabithia • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
The Snowy Day • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Newbery Winners Sarah Plain & Tall • Teachers' School Supply $7.05 1 $7.05
Ralph S Mouse • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
7 x 9 = Trouble! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Horrible Harry Moves up to the Third Grade • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Judy Moody Declares Independence • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Was in a Mood • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bailey School Kids #1: Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$462.02

Vendor shipping charges

$23.40

State sales tax

$40.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$562.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.31

Total project goal

$662.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$662.09

15 Donors

-$487.03

Donations toward project cost

-$422.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.50

match offer

-$165.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$140.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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