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Mrs. Halinar from Salem MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Opening a Book for a Brighter Tomorrow!

My students need various books to enhance our classroom library and to provide reading material with more appropriate reading levels.

  • $630 goal

This project expired on January 23, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I truly believe you can travel anywhere through the pages of a book. You can be anyone, do anything, or accomplish any goal.

For the students in our small town, many will unfortunately not have the luxury to travel beyond the pages in the stories that they read.

The library in my classroom is extremely limited due to an unavailability of funding. At this point in time I am unable to provide my students with an ample variety of reading material.

My Project

My students need various books to enhance our classroom library and to provide reading material with more appropriate reading levels. I believe that given the opportunity to provide my students with new literature we will begin to see not only their imaginations grow but their knowledge and love for reading grow as well. I am a believer that through appropriate literature a child has the means to make not only their future brighter but also their community, state, and country! They are our future, and they need the means to make their own happy endings.

Patricia Polacco said it best when she wrote, “Honey is sweet and so is knowledge, but knowledge is like the bee that made that sweet honey, you have to chase it through the pages of a book.”

Mrs. Halinar
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher''s House • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Read • AKJ Books $15.56 1 $15.56
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Marvin Redpost: Class President • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Marvin Redpost: Is He A Girl? • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Late for School Steve Martin, C. F. Payne (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Marvin Redpost: Super Fast, Out of Control! • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Marvin Redpost: Why Pick on Me? • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Marvin Redpost, A Flying Birthday Cake • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Chocolate Touch • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
Coach Hyatt Is a Riot! (My Weird School Daze Series #4) Dan • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Dr. Brad Has Gone Mad! (My Weird School Daze Series #7) Dan • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles! (My Weird School Series # • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Good Grief...Third Grade Colleen O''shaug Mckenna, Richard Wi • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
How to Be Cool in the Third Grade (Chapters Series) Betsy Du • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
I Was A Third Grade Science Project • AKJ Books $4.29 1 $4.29
Inch and Miles • AKJ Books $14.36 1 $14.36
Mercy Watson - Fights Crime • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Mercy Watson - Princess In Disguise • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Miss Daisy Is Crazy! • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! (My Weird School Series #14) Dan Gu • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Miss Laney Is Zany! (My Weird School Daze Series #8) Dan Gut • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Miss Lazar Is Bizarre! • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Miss Mary Is Scary! (My Weird School Daze Series #10) Dan Gu • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Miss Small Is off the Wall! (My Weird School Series #5) Dan • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Miss Suki Is Kooky! (My Weird School Series #17) Dan Gutman, • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Miss Suki Is Kooky! (My Weird School Series #17) Dan Gutman, • AKJ Books $12.39 1 $12.39
Mr. Docker Is off His Rocker! (My Weird School Series #10) D • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mr. Granite Is from Another Planet! • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mr. Hynde Is out of His Mind! (My Weird School Series #6) Da • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mr. Klutz is Nuts! • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mr. Louie Is Screwy! (My Weird School Series #20) Dan Gutman • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mr. Macky Is Wacky! (My Weird School Series #15) Dan Gutman, • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mr. Sunny Is Funny! (My Weird School Daze Series #2) Dan Gut • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mrs. Cooney is Loony! • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (My Weird School Daze Series #1 • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mrs. Jafee is Daffy! • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal! (My Weird School Series #11) Dan • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy! (My Weird School Daze Series #9) Dan Gu • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mrs. Patty Is Batty! (My Weird School Series #13) Dan Gutman • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (My Weird School Series #3) Dan Gutman, • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (My Weird School Series #18) Dan Gu • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Ms. Coco Is Loco! (My Weird School Series #16) Dan Gutman, J • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! (My Weird School Series #4) Dan Gutma • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! (My Weird School Series #21) Dan Gutm • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Ms. LaGrange Is Strange! (My Weird School Series #8) Dan Gut • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Ms. Todd Is Odd! (My Weird School Series #12) Dan Gutman, Ji • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Officer Spence Makes No Sense! (My Weird School Daze Series • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ready-to-Read) • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Arctic Tale-Movie Tie In • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Asia David Petersen, James Taft (Editor) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Australia David Petersen, James Taft (Editor) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Earth Day (On My Own Holidays Series) Linda Lowery, Mary Ber • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Explore Africa Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
Explore Antarctica Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
Explore Asia Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
Explore Australia and Oceania Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
Explore Europe Molly Aloian, Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
Explore North America Molly Aloian, Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
Explore South America Molly Aloian, Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
From Seed to Apple Tree: Following the Life Cycle Suzanne Sl • AKJ Books $20.27 1 $20.27
From Seed to Plant • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg • AKJ Books $14.78 12 $177.36

Materials cost

$492.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$535.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.47

Total project goal

$629.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$629.78

4 Donors

-$628.02

Donations toward project cost

-$535.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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