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Ms. Marston from Ladson SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation Clibrary: The Class Library of Dreams!!

Help me give my students books on their various lexile levels that they will find interesting, in order to inspire and increase their love for reading!

  • $676 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 7th grade scholars that have the potential to soar to new heights. They are dedicated to their education and strive for excellence on a daily basis. They are a group of caring individuals that surprise me regularly. My students are not afraid to share their ideas with each other in small group settings or with the whole class. They love to create scenarios that coincide with the discussion for the day. My students are phenomenal at expressing themselves creatively through drawings and through written compositions. We love to find new ways to express what we're learning; ways that are both engaging and that will encourage growth. I believe that my group this year will far surpass any other group that I've had the pleasure of teaching, because of their drive to succeed.

Given the proper materials, I know my students can exceed all set expectations.

Studies have shown that students who are avid readers have larger vocabularies, have better writing skills and do better overall than students who dislike reading. It is my goal to encourage my students to be readers of texts of all genres, and I plan to begin this quest with books they'll love!

My Project

Imagine this. Students enter into the classroom, eager to get lost in a world far from their own, eager to enter the world of their favorite book. Except, there aren’t enough books for the students. And, to top it off, students have to choose between limited genres. Students have different interests, so it’s only right that they should be able to read books that match their interests. Who knows? They may even develop a few new interests and find some new favorites!

I want my students to develop a deeper love for reading, by being enthralled by literature that speaks to them and that they can relate to.

As a side effect, students’ writing and spelling will also improve as they become exposed to various writing styles, new words, and correct grammar/sentence structure, which will supplement our classroom instruction.

Books like “Paper Towns” by John Greene, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, and “The Skin I’m In” by Sharon G. Flake are what my students have requested, and what I intend to fill my class library with. I appreciate any donations you can give to help inspire my students and to invest in their futures!

Ms. Marston
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $74.89 1 $74.89
Uglies: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras • Amazon Business $31.78 1 $31.78
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Penguin Minis: John Green Box Set • Amazon Business $27.12 1 $27.12
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
If I Stay Collection • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
Blended • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
The Adoption: A Psychological Thriller • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Hunger Games (Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Eclipse (Twilight Sagas) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
New Moon (The Twilight Saga) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Hate U Give Movie Tie-in Edition • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Catching Fire |Hunger Games|2 • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
The Chocolate War • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants) • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games): Movie Tie-in Edition • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The List • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hatchet • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
THE SKIN I'M IN (20th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Tears of a Tiger • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Romiette and Julio • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Speak • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Forged by Fire • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Darkness Before Dawn • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Girls Like Me (Bluford High Series #21) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$501.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$573.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.28

Total project goal

$675.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$675.20

7 Donors

-$550.06

Donations toward project cost

-$482.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.51

Matching donations from our partners

-$107.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$91.38

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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