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Mrs. S. from South Elgin IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Opening the World Through Books

Help me give my students a wonderful selection of new books to read. We recently attempted to re-organize our classroom library and discovered that so many books are in disrepair after 12 years of being read and loved.

  • $858 goal

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My Students

I teach in a low-income/high poverty school district. Many of my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Over 60% of our students receive free and reduced lunch, and we are always battling low attendance concerns.

They love coming to school, and they love learning and improving every single day!

In addition to our core curriculum, we do lots of moving in our classroom, taking daily walks around the building as well as movement breaks inside the room.

My Project

Many of the students in my school do not have the experiences and opportunities as their counterparts in nearby wealthier districts and neighborhoods. By providing the kiddos with new reading materials, we can both inspire their love of reading and provide them with opportunities to see and experience the world through books.

We all know the magic of getting sucked into an incredible story and taking a journey by reading, and these kids deserve that opportunity, too!

Please consider donating today so that we can keep kids loving reading. This is the age where that tends to drop off for so many, so please help me to provide them with such incredible books that they never want to stop reading.

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

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 4 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $270.89 1 $270.89
Grade 4 Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $56.74 1 $56.74
Grade 4 Fiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $50.04 1 $50.04
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $5.99 6 $35.94
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 6 $33.48
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $4.98 6 $29.88
Stone Fox: 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $4.89 6 $29.34
Series Sampler - The Penderwicks (4 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $11.89 1 $11.89
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Alchemist, The • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Holes • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Poppy • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Indian in the Cupboard • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89

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