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Mrs. K. from Tabor SD is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Opening A Window To The World

My students need to have a variety of library books to broaden their reading experiences.

  • $519 goal

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Our school serves students who are members of the Hutterische Brethren. The Hutterites, whose children come to school speaking no English, are a religious group who eschew most technology, especially things that most teachers and students take for granted like the Internet, e-mail, television and radio.

So how do our students get the information they need to learn about the world around them? The old fashioned way, from books. Unfortunately, books, especially books for upper level reading students are in extremely short supply at the colony.

We are trying to build a library of materials, non-fiction, and fiction books for students reading at between the fifth and seventh grade levels. Our students lack the resources to supplement what they are learning in their content area classes. They also lack good fictional materials to help them to practice their emerging English skills. Unlike many students for whom English is a second language, our students return home where German is the only language spoken, and they are not exposed to any outside media. That is why reading is a major vehicle for the improvement of their English skills.

Your help for our library project will open a window to a wider world for our students at the colony. We have creative, intelligent students who need to have books to help them succeed in school.

Mrs. K.
Grades 6-8

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Summer of Riley Eve Bunting • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Rebel Hart Edith Morris Hemingway, Jacqueline Cosgrove Shields • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Sounder William H. Armstrong, James Barkley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Door in the Wall Marguerite De Angeli, Marguerite Angeli, Ted de Angeli (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Step Into Classics (12 book set) • AKJ Books $41.75 1 $41.75
Sarah, Plain and Tall • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Number the Stars • AKJ Books $5.67 1 $5.67
Natural Disasters: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (3 Books) • AKJ Books $13.93 1 $13.93
Grade 5 Book Bundle (20 book set) • AKJ Books $99.27 1 $99.27
Explorers: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (6 Books) • AKJ Books $30.04 1 $30.04
Cricket in Times Square • AKJ Books $5.67 1 $5.67
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy • AKJ Books $5.23 1 $5.23
April Morning • AKJ Books $6.54 1 $6.54
Because of Winn-Dixie • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
American Tall Tales • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
ALA Best Books For Young Adults 7+ (12 Book Set) • AKJ Books $71.43 1 $71.43
Math Adventures: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (5 Books) • AKJ Books $31.17 1 $31.17

Materials cost

$350.14

Vendor shipping charges

$35.01

Sales tax

$14.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$425.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.29

Total project goal

$518.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$518.29

5 Donors

-$491.18

Donations toward project cost

-$425.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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