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Mrs. Lopez from Missouri City TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

One Book at a Time

My students need books to fill an empty classroom library including books like Flat Stanley, Amelia Bedelia, and Magic Tree House.

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Some of my students have not yet developed a love for reading. It is seen as something they have to do. My goal is to get students interested in books by giving them interesting and varied choices in our library. The goal is for every student to see the value in being a good reader.

Our school is very diverse and that is one of the reasons that I love it so much.

The school itself is relatively new having been rebuilt in 2008. Students here are so sweet and eager to please all of the time. They support each other and look out for one another as though we are all a family.

My Project

As part of the reading curriculum, second-grade classrooms should all have a library with about 1,000 books. Books in any classroom are probably the most valued items in the room. With these new books my students would be able to browse and select books that they themselves are interested in reading, instead of being given a single book to read that they may or may not have any interest in. As a relatively new teacher (2nd year) who has not taught reading before, the very last thing that I want is to limit my students because we do not have a library. I am personally investing $300 of my own money which is as much as I can at the moment. I have visited the local library as well as my friends and neighbors asking for any discarded books. The result has been a meager start, but nowhere near what my students deserve.

Second grade is a year that can truly be a turning point for children in learning to read and discovering a love of reading.

It is so wonderful to talk to a kid who suddenly discovered a love of reading and hear them tell you all about this great book they just can't put down. So many studies have shown that elementary students who read well and read often do better later on. So this is our year to make it happen. And we will make it happen! One way or another, because they deserve the best.

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Mrs. Lopez
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Can Read All-Time Favorites 16-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Super Silly School Poems • Amazon Business $5.83 5 $29.15
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $13.64 2 $27.28
The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $12.57 2 $25.14
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 13-16: Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, and Hour of the Olympics • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Llama Llama Time to Share • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Goodnight Moon Classic Library: Contains Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and My World[Miniature Edition] • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs • Amazon Business $4.54 2 $9.08
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Scaredy Squirrel • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Harry by the Sea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Minions: The Junior Novel • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Princess in Black • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Uranium Unicorns From Uranus • Amazon Business $5.22 1 $5.22
Ellie and the Good-Luck Pig (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17
The Empty Envelope (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Panda Puzzle (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Field Day from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures, No. 6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Amy and the Missing Puppy (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bald Bandit (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Liz and the Sand Castle Contest (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
The Canary Caper (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.66 1 $4.66
Danger: Dinosaurs! (Jurassic World) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Absolutely Lucy #1: Absolutely Lucy (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.32 1 $4.32
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #7: Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail • Amazon Business $4.14 1 $4.14
Splat the Cat: The Big Helper • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Rainbow Magic: The Fairy Treasure Hunt • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Super Fly Guy • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Talent Show from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures, No. 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scooby-Doo Reader #3: Howling on the Playground (Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scooby-Doo Reader #18: The Camping Caper (Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scooby-doo Reader #05: Shiny Spooky Knights (level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Harry and the Lady Next Door (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Class Trip from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures, No. 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Boy Who Cried Wolf (I'm Going to Read, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.87 1 $3.87
Minions: Who's the Boss? (Passport to Reading Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.58 1 $2.58
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.25 1 $2.25

Materials cost

$400.88

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$440.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.80

Total project goal

$518.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$518.68

3 Donors

-$260.00

Donations toward project cost

-$221.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$258.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$219.88

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.80

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$0.00

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