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Mrs. Lee from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organized and Ready to Learn

My students need challenging books, tubs for organizing supplies, and erasers for our dry erase markers.

  • $444 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love increasing their reading level throughout the year, and I love using authentic texts in my classroom. Our classroom library is lacking books which will challenge my students.

We are in a high poverty urban area where students need to be engaged in authentic literacy.

About 78% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. In my fifth grade classroom, I have about 25 students with a wide range of abilities, backgrounds, cultures, and needs. Our school has about 700 students from kindergarten through 6th grade. My students are energetic, and they get excited about books!

My Project

To keep this energy up during reading, I like to create a culture of readers. My goal is to create a life-long love of reading that will follow them wherever they choose to go in life. In order to do this, I must provide engaging texts for students. Students will use the books when they get to choose what books to read. Our classroom library has books for lower level readers but not enough books for higher readers who need to be challenged. The erasers will be used when students respond to reading with their dry erase markers. We need something more efficient than a tissue to wipe off the marker. The organizational containers will be used on students' desks to help organize classroom supplies, like pencils, crayons, and scissors.

This project is very important because it helps place books into kids' hands!

Your donation will make a difference on my kids this year, and for many years to come. I have to pass this love of reading along and challenge students to become better readers!

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Classics Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers (12), 2 x 2 Inches, 12 Pack, Yellow/Black (TPG-355) • Amazon Business $11.28 3 $33.84
The Missing Collection: Found; Sent; Sabotaged; Torn; Caught • Amazon Business $22.84 1 $22.84
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper Assortment, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Happy • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
The Secret Life of Bees • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Anything But Typical • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Travel Team • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hope Was Here • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series) • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
The Egypt Game • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Messenger • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Slam! • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
The River Between Us • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Guys Read: Funny Business • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Baseball in April and Other Stories • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Waiting for Normal • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Novio Boy: A Play • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Black Pearl • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Guys Read: True Stories • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
A Corner Of The Universe • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53
Feathers • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
Call It Courage • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Black Heroes of the American Revolution (Odyssey Books) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Wednesday Wars • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
A Long Way From Chicago (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time • Amazon Business $6.16 1 $6.16
The Inca Empire (True Books: Ancient Civilizations) • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05
A Raisin in the Sun • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Casey at the Bat • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Alida's Song • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Snow Bound • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Lost Garden • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Jazmin's Notebook • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
PP268YE - Classroom Supply Caddy - Each - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
PP268BU - Classroom Supply Caddy - Each - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
PP268RG - Classroom Supply Caddies - Each - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
PP268GR - Classroom Supply Caddy - Each - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
PP268VT - Classroom Supply Caddies - Each - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
PP268RD - Classroom Supply Caddy - Each - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
Black Beauty (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Touching Spirit Bear • Amazon Business $4.03 1 $4.03

Materials cost

$341.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$376.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.47

Total project goal

$443.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.11

3 Donors

-$155.57

Donations toward project cost

-$145.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$271.55

Match offers toward project cost

-$230.82

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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