You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $742 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Jacobsen
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

Practice Random Acts of Reading! Our classroom needs books

My students need reading books such as Bud, Not Buddy and Charlotte's Web.

I teach 6th grade at a public school in a very poor economic area in Utah. I teach all subjects, including an after school soccer program. I am also in charge of the MESA program for minorities and female 5th and 6th grade students.

My students do not have the access they need to books, especially high quality literature. I have been trying to build my library, but with the limited money and supplies, it is not growing very rapidly. My students are very receptive to my encouragement when it comes to reading and I am excited to be able to provide them with an opportunity to read great books!

I need books for my classroom. I choose a variety of books to use in math, social studies, and especially to use in my language arts class. These books will be greatly beneficial to my students. Many students do not have books at home or the access to any good reading materials. I want to provide them with the access to a variety of excellent books!

This donation will ensure that my students will have the access to reading material that will influence their education for years to come! "There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." — Jacqueline Kennedy

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice Series #1) John Flanagan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing up in the Holocaust Livia Bitton-Jackson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Jeanne Birdsall • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exup ry, Richard Howard, Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Illustrator), Richard Howard (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $9.00 1 $9.00
Warrior Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6 Erin Hunter • Barnes and Noble $29.59 1 $29.59
The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice Series #2) John Flanagan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, Giovanni Rigano (Illustrator), Paolo Lamanna (Illustrator), Adapted by Andrew Donkin • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Tangerine Edward Bloor • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank, B. M. Mooyaart (Translator), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
To Be a Slave Julius Lester, Tom Feelings (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Lincoln: A Photobiography Russell Freedman • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Number the Stars Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pictures of Hollis Woods Patricia Reilly Giff • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Charlotte's Web E. B. White, Garth Williams, Edith Goodkind Rosenwald, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Garth Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Heat Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Eldest/Eragon: Box Set Christopher Paolini • Barnes and Noble $19.15 1 $19.15
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice Series #1) Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Retold by James Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Skeleton Key (Alex Rider Series #3) Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Giver Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.98 1 $3.98
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-6) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $45.55 1 $45.55
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine, Gail Carson Levine (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Fairest Gail Carson Levine • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Thief Lord Cornelia Funke, Christian Burmingham (Illustrator), Oliver Latsch (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Clementine Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks, Brock Cole (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Frindle Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #2) Rick Riordan, tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Mark Twain • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Sir Cumference and the Dragon Cindy Neuschwander, Cindy Neuschwander (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Stargirl Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
New Moon Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
Magic Fish Freya Littledale, Winslow Pinney Pels (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
I Have a Dream Martin Luther King, Jr., Foreword by Coretta Scott King • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
The Devil's Arithmetic Jane Yolen • Barnes and Noble $3.98 1 $3.98
True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka, A. Wolf, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Three Little Pigs James Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Reasons for Seasons Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 16 $115.04
The BFG Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$525.29

Vendor shipping charges

$52.53

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$608.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$133.46

Total project goal

$741.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$741.46

13 Donors

-$702.94

Donations toward project cost

-$608.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$38.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"West Valley City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[231343],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"UT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":196281,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/practice-random-acts-of-reading-our-c/196281/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":35,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Jacobsen","authorIds":{"231343":{"owner":"Mrs. Jacobsen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[196281],"proposalHash":"568604667","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp231343_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1472826292865","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":44594,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTA1MTA2","MjM5NzY4","MjQyMDYy","MTgyMDA0","MjMyNDQz","MjgzODQ1","MjQwNjk5","MjU1Njg3","MjM1ODM5","MjIzNjYy","Mjg0MzIw","MjgyNTQw","Mjg0MjUw"],"teacherId":231343,"schoolCounty":"Salt Lake","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"UT","name":"Utah"}}