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Ms. Reader from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Reading Room

Help me give my students a welcoming classroom that allows a chance for all students to learn and grow. A classroom full of books for all levels, and that allows each learner to sit and move as needed.

  • $4,738 goal

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My Students

I teach students with learning disabilities in the area of reading and writing. Many of my students also have ADHD or an emotional disability which impacts them in the general education classroom. They struggle to learn and behave in the classroom, which requires them to be in a resource classroom.

Creating a classroom environment with flexible seating will help provide for the needs of all students.

For students that need to wiggle or move will get an opportunity to move without disrupting others. Students that feel the need to stand will have the opportunity to move to tall desks to work. Giving students the opportunity to move in a class period can cut down the amount of negative behaviors that can occur with student who are seeking opportunities to move.

Many of my students are reading several grade levels below 7th and 8th grade. They struggle to find books that are interesting and that are at their levels. I would love to create a classroom library full of newer books that are about topics they want to learn more about, or full of books that are similar to the ones that their general education classmates are reading.

My Project

This project will be providing my students with books that are high interest and at their reading level. This is important for my students to feel success in the area of reading. Many of the books have adapted to be lower reading levels but are the same content that their general education friends are reading.

Providing my student an environment that is welcoming and comfortable for all learning types, gives more students the opportunity to learn and grow.

The books and the new furniture, such as wobble cushions, balance balls, and beanbag seats, for my classroom will give my students the opportunity for them to move and learn as they feel they need.

Ms. Reader
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC574BU - Flex-Space Jumbo Beanbag Seat - 41" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 2 $298.00
Adesso Aries Floor Lamp, Black • Staples Advantage $57.19 3 $171.57
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $74.95 2 $149.90
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 6 At Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $138.99 1 $138.99
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 5 At Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $128.60 1 $128.60
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 At Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $121.65 1 $121.65
Staples 33989 Heavy-Duty Adjustable 3-Hole Punch, 30 Sheets/20 Lb., Black • Staples Advantage $57.99 2 $115.98
The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13) • Amazon Business $115.49 1 $115.49
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 4 At Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $115.02 1 $115.02
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 4 $99.96
Safco Onyx Triple Tray, Black, 3 Trays/Compartments (3271BL) • Staples Advantage $29.99 3 $89.97
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $87.89 1 $87.89
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 5 $74.95
Dry Erase Board 12/pk 9.5 X 12 • Teachers' School Supply $35.83 2 $71.66
Staples Filler Paper, College Ruled, 8 1/2" x 11", 400 Sheets • Staples Advantage $6.81 10 $68.10
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set Box of Books NEW 2018 Edition • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
The 39 Clues Complete Boxed Set 1-11 and Digital Cards • Amazon Business $58.48 1 $58.48
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Complete Hatchet Set (Hatchet~The River~Brian's Winter~Brian's Return~Brian's Hunt) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
The Lunar Chronicles Boxed Set: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Stars Above, Winter • Amazon Business $46.19 1 $46.19
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $42.80 1 $42.80
Staples 4" x 6" Line Ruled White Index Cards, 500/Pack (50989) • Staples Advantage $10.59 4 $42.36
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $40.50 1 $40.50
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $40.16 1 $40.16
Geronimo Stilton Series 1 Collection 10 Books Box Set • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Triangle Pencil Grips - 36 Per Pack • Teachers' School Supply $10.80 3 $32.40
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
Nexlux Led Light Strip, WiFi Wireless Smart Phone Controlled Strip Light Kit White PCB 5050 LED Lights,Working Android iOS System,IFTTT • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Sharpie Accent Pocket Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Pink, 12/pk (27009) • Staples Advantage $7.39 4 $29.56
The Girl Who Owned a City • Amazon Business $9.84 3 $29.52
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set • Amazon Business $28.85 1 $28.85
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $28.56 1 $28.56
The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set (5-Book) • Amazon Business $25.97 1 $25.97
The Hunger Games Box Set: Foil Edition • Amazon Business $25.94 1 $25.94
Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set • Amazon Business $24.92 1 $24.92
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $11.89 2 $23.78
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 2 $22.78
The 5th Wave Collection • Amazon Business $21.93 1 $21.93
The Wild Robot Hardcover Gift Set • Amazon Business $21.88 1 $21.88
A Dog's Purpose Boxed Set • Amazon Business $20.69 1 $20.69
Self-inking Teacher Stamps Set 1 • Teachers' School Supply $20.00 1 $20.00
Self-inking Teacher Stamps Set 2 • Teachers' School Supply $20.00 1 $20.00
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $6.59 3 $19.77
Poison Apple #6: Her Evil Twin • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Messi: The Children's Illustration Book. Fun, Inspirational and Motivational Life Story of Lionel Messi - One of The Best Soccer Players in History. • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
The Wednesday Wars • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Blended • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 24/Pack (BL241-A-YEL) • Staples Advantage $6.71 2 $13.42
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Great Gatsby • AKJ Education $11.90 1 $11.90
Towers Falling • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
What Was D-Day? • Amazon Business $5.90 2 $11.80
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.20 1 $11.20
The Crossover • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
The Things They Carried • AKJ Education $10.15 1 $10.15
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Don't Look Behind You (Lois Duncan Thrillers) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) Prince of the Elves • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking (TOON Level 2) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Little Mouse Gets Ready (TOON Level 1) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
Pro Sports Biographies: Bryce Harper • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Superstars of the Denver Broncos (Pro Sports Superstars (NFL)) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pro Sports Biographies: LeBron James • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
What You Left Behind • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Soldier Dog • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Weedflower • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hero: Rescue Mission • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The People of Sparks (The City of Ember) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Monster • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Book 3) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Goosebumps Graphix #2: Terror Trips • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate Out Loud • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate: From The Top • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate: Genius Mode • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bud, Not Buddy • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Never Underestimate Your Dumbness (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 7) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Sister the Vampire, No. 1: Switched • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
2000 Plus Ink Refills for Self-Inking Stamp Pads, Red • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99
2000 Plus Ink Refills for Self-Inking Stamp Pads, Blue • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99
Can Adults Become Human? (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 5) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dear Dumb Diary #8: It's Not My Fault I Know Everything • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Sister the Vampire #2: Fangtastic! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Sister the Vampire #4: Vampalicious! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Sister the Vampire #3: Re-Vamped! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan Thrillers) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Speak • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Hero: Hurricane Rescue • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan Thrillers) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Rotten Apple #2: Zombie Dog • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Perseus The Hunt for Medusa's Head : A Greek Myth • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Never Do Anything, Ever (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 4) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Dear Dumb Diary #9: That's What Friends Aren't For • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Shiloh • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Rotten Apple #1: Mean Ghouls • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is the Bermuda Triangle? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Problem with Here Is That It's Where I'm From (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 6) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Someone Is Hiding on Alcatraz Island • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Night • AKJ Education $5.89 1 $5.89
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Green, Dozen (65556/BL11GR) • Staples Advantage $2.92 2 $5.84
Who Was Selena? • Amazon Business $5.81 1 $5.81
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Holes • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Kickoff Blitz • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Quarterback Scramble • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Battle for Home Plate • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
What Were the Roaring Twenties? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Staple Remover Long Handle Carded • Teachers' School Supply $2.00 2 $4.00
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49

Materials cost

$3,663.47

Vendor shipping charges

$16.29

State sales tax

$261.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$54.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,026.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$710.59

Total project goal

$4,737.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,737.24

2 Donors

-$2,028.32

Donations toward project cost

-$2,013.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$2,368.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$2,013.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$355.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$340.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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