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Mrs. Shippy from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help Fill Up Our Library!!!!

My students need a variety of new books to add to our classroom library.

  • $166 goal

This project expired on November 20, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Today a reader, Tomorrow a leader!" is a quote that I teach my students to live by. Books open countless opportunities and experiences to everyone. My students are in need of new books for our classroom library!!

My students are a wonderful group of 6th graders who have a wide variety of reading levels.

They attend a school in an urban area that has a high poverty level. We do not have a library in our school, so the only books my students have are the ones in our classroom library. Every year we have to replace some of the books because they are lost or in bad shape due to repeated reading. The school is able to provide some books for us, but due to extreme budget cuts we will not receiving any new books this year. I buy many books for the library, but can't afford to replace all of the ones we need.

My Project

The books we are asking for have been requested by the students. They are replacing ones from our library or they are ones that my students really want to read! When they are really interested in the books, they will read them. My students can be hard to motivate when it comes to reading, but I think getting these books will inspire them to pick up a book and read!

Getting these books for our classroom will be a wonderful addition to our library.

My students are looking forward to reading them. Hopefully they will inspire them to pick up other books and maybe turn a reluctant reader into a future leader!

Mrs. Shippy
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books Jeff Kinney • AKJ Books $43.68 1 $43.68
Rumble Fish • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Taming the Star Runner • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Tex • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
That Was Then, This Is Now • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Stones in Water • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Fever 1793 • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45

Materials cost

$104.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$140.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.81

Total project goal

$165.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$165.42

1 Donor

-$82.70

Donations toward project cost

-$70.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.40

match offer

-$82.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.41

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$0.00

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