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  • $1,085 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Santiago
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Poems And Biographies And Fantasies, Oh My!

My students need a classroom library, including magazine subscriptions and 40+ book titles.

My Students

Where do you like to read? Do you like to sit at a desk and read? Or would you prefer to stretch out on a comfortable pillow, surrounded by quality literature that is organized in a friendly way? I want our classroom library to beckon the students to bask in its warmth and find the magic of books.

My students are an amazing group of students in Nevada.

They are eager learners, though many have yet to find the magic within the pages of a good book. As an avid reader myself, I know the joy that reading brings. I want to help my students find that magic. We use a reading workshop approach to our reading instruction, and because of this I need access to many books at varying levels. The students have many varying interests, from sports to princesses, science to history, making it crucial that they have access to books with topics that call to them and beg to be read.

My Project

Close your eyes and picture it... Baskets of high quality books surrounding you, some sorted in baskets by genre, some displayed on revolving racks for easy access. Within this organized, peaceful area, there are bean bags dispersed about, creating reading nooks for students to snuggle up with the magical stories of Patricia Polacco, Roald Dahl, and Judy Blume. Can you imagine reading in a place like this? My vision is to give my students this space, a place to drift away with the adventures of characters such as Despereaux, Fudge, or Stuart Little. Or maybe they want to learn more about current nonfiction or a favorite sport. I am requesting support in purchasing four bean bag lounge chairs for student use. I am also requesting a book display rack to entice students with a display of book selections, as well as book bins to display books on shelves. Lastly, and most importantly, I am requesting support to purchase 40+ high interest books for our library of various genres.

Only author Patricia Polacco can so eloquently share why students need access to a classroom library that beckons them into the magical world of reading: “Honey is sweet, and so is knowledge.

But knowledge is like the bee that made that sweet honey, you have to chase it through the pages of a book.” ― Patricia Polacco, Thank you, Mr. Falker

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG377 - Classroom Revolving Bookstand • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00
GG963X - Help-Yourself Book Boxes - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
BEAN BAG CHAIR LOUNGER CHILD BLUE • Childcraft, Inc $27.96 2 $55.92
BEAN BAG CHAIR LOUNGER CHILD RED • Childcraft, Inc $27.96 2 $55.92
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Thank You, Mr. Falker • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Christmas Tapestry • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Emma Kate Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother Patricia Polacco, Patricia • AKJ Books $13.28 1 $13.28
Pink and Say (HC) • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Butterfly, The • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrato • AKJ Books $13.28 1 $13.28
When Lightning Comes in a Jar • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Amazing Animals of the Rainforest • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Ultimate Top Tens Deadly Animals • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
All about Rosh Hashanah • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Christmas Around the World Mary D. Lankford, Karen Dugan (Il • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave Monty Roe • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Custom Cars • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Mistakes that Worked • AKJ Books $8.84 1 $8.84
Wackiest Machines Ever!: Forms of Energy • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Brain (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Food Science • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Food Pyramid Christine Taylor-Butler • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Fast Facts About the 50 States • AKJ Books $8.10 1 $8.10
Uniquely Nevada • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Forensic Investigator • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues Series #3) Peter Lerangis • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
A Bad Case of the Giggles Bruce Lansky (Editor), Stephen Car • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
How to Eat a Poem: A Smorgasbord of Tasty and Delicious Poem • AKJ Books $1.85 1 $1.85
My Teacher&apos • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Technically, It''s Not My Fault • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Twimericks: The Book of Tongue-Twisting Limericks Lou Brooks • AKJ Books $8.06 1 $8.06
Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters • AKJ Books $4.81 1 $4.81
Ramona and Her Father • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Savvy • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Scumble Ingrid Law • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Kate Dicamillo • AKJ Books $27.35 1 $27.35
Lois Lowry • AKJ Books $30.63 1 $30.63
G. Scholastic News , Grade 4 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $4.25 20 $85.00
Skateboarding! John Crossingham, Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Skateboard Renegade: Is Image Everything? Matt Christopher, • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
BMX Bully Jake Maddox, Sean Tiffany (Illustrator), Chris Kre • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
DK Readers: Danger on the Mountain: Scaling the World''s High • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
BMX! John Crossingham, Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14

Materials cost

$793.38

Vendor shipping charges

$19.68

State sales tax

$62.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$922.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$162.75

Total project goal

$1,084.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,084.99

0 Donors

-$0.00

Donations toward project cost

-$0.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$1,084.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$922.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$162.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 32 students.

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