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Ms. L. from Newnan GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Books Peak Student Interest

Help me give my students a variety of books to spark their love of reading.

  • $477 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group of individuals. They come from a variety of backgrounds and have a variety of advantages. Our school is a Title I school and our population is made up of about 50% low-income families. As a teacher, I always strive to level the playing field between my students and to offer engaging resources. My goal is to make ALL of my students want to learn. Unfortunately, on a teachers salary, this is not always easy. That is why I am turning to DonorsChoose.org for a little help.

My Project

Learning to read is a huge part of Elementary school. As a teacher I aim to not only teach my students how to read, but also to help them develop a lifelong LOVE of reading.

Experts say an effective classroom library should have about 20 books per student, in my class that would mean about 460 books!

On a teacher salary I can't afford to provide that for myself students.

These books are on a variety of levels, come from a variety of genres, and discuss a variety of subjects. This will help to ensure that all of my students can find at least one book they are interested in reading. Many of these books also tie onto other curriculum areas like social studies, science and Social Emotional Learning.

Please help me to teach my students to love to read.

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Ms. L.
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 3 Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.34 1 $37.34
Series Sampler - Lightning Bolt Books Famous Places (5 Books) • AKJ Education $33.63 1 $33.63
Favorite Author Study - Eve Bunting (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Her Right Foot • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Zathura A Space Adventure • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Coming to America • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Bad Seed • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
A Flicker of Hope • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
The Empty Pot • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Our Government - TCM# 18365 • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
One Giant Leap • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Amos & Boris • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Giant Squid • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Action Jackson • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Alvin Ailey • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
We the Kids • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Money Madness • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A More Perfect Union • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mr. Gumpy's Outing • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tea With Milk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Keeping Quilt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Grandfather's Journey • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cowboys and Cowgirls • AKJ Education $5.60 1 $5.60
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Geraldine, The Music Mouse • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Circulatory Story • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
Castle Diary • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$345.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$404.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.42

Total project goal

$476.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$476.13

2 Donors

-$376.13

Donations toward project cost

-$319.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.42

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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