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Ms. Hernandez from Venice CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Reading Corner Needs an Upgrade!

Help me give my students access to high-interest books for their independent reading time as well as a comfortable Big Joe bean bag to relax as they enjoy the books!

  • $232 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm a teacher in an elementary public school. I serve students with different disabilities in a fourth/fifth grade-level classroom. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking for creative and simple ways to foster independence, kindness, and meaningful learning experiences for all of them.

My students come to school eager to learn, they are kind, and talented in many ways.

They like to move, they love lots of positive attention and praise, and they like to learn new information. They all receive a free breakfast and lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". By meeting their needs in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to help them even more!

My Project

I want to offer my students a wide variety of high-interest reading material to promote reading and love for books. I have books in my classroom library but my students' interest seems to be inclined towards action, comedy, and and super heroes.

My students struggle with reading and are reluctant to read however, they get excited about books when they get a chance to access graphic novels, comic books, and material that looks less intimidating than a traditional book.

Your donation will help my students start developing love for reading and the habit of having a book with them. Also, your donation will help them feel more confident and hopefully with time they will start picking different chapter books as well as all different kids of books, how exciting!

Ms. Hernandez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $38.49 1 $38.49
Big Joe 0653614 Kids Lumin Sapphire SmartMax, One Size, BlueSapphire • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
Junie B. Jones Complete First Grade Collection Box set • Amazon Business $28.76 1 $28.76
The Big Sparkly Box of Unicorn Magic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Box Set Volume 1-4 • Amazon Business $23.96 1 $23.96
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

Materials cost

$150.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$196.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.68

Total project goal

$231.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$231.20

3 Donors

-$220.32

Donations toward project cost

-$188.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.30

Matching donations from our partners

-$10.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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