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Mrs. Johnson from Accomac VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Open a Book to Open Young Minds

Help me give my students a new classroom library that is on their grade level.

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 21 Fourth grade students in a Title I school on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We are located in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Our school is a small preschool to 5 school with about 500 students.

My students love to explore far off places and times.

Many of them come from homes where education and reading are not a priority. Many of their parents do not speak English. The adventures that the students take by reading books are the only adventures some of them will ever take.

My Project

We are requesting books for a new classroom library that is on my students' grade levels. This classroom library will help my students develop a love for reading. They need books on their grade levels to use for independent reading time and for using on Accelerated Reader test. These books will help them travel to far off places, make new friends, and explore new worlds. The book case will help to keep the library organized for the students.

With this new classroom library, my students will be able to select their own adventures.

They will be able to select books on their own reading levels to use for Accelerated Reader test, or just for fun, independent reading.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 4 At Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $115.02 1 $115.02
Hayden 2-Shelf Standard Bookcase, Cherry (9613016P) • Staples Advantage $44.49 2 $88.98
Grade 4 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $40.30 1 $40.30
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 8 $34.96
Favorite Author Study - Roald Dahl (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Of • AKJ Education $12.99 2 $25.98
We the Kids The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.97 1 $8.97
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.18 2 $8.36
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
George Washington's Socks • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19

Materials cost

$381.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.56

Total project goal

$490.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.38

1 Donor

-$327.00

Donations toward project cost

-$277.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.05

match offer

-$163.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.51

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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