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Ms. Kelly from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Project Page-Turner: Build Our Class Library

Help me give my students access to independent reading books that take them into new worlds, let them see themselves in the stories of others, grow their love of reading to become lifelong readers.

  • $644 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative and brilliant urban middle schoolers in California with a common mission of being the first in their families to graduate from college. They attend a small, innovative arts and technology school that pushes them to achieve their dreams.

In my work with them, I see students make incredible growth in their reading and writing skills, as well as their ability to think critically, actively engage in society, and question the world around them.

They are hard workers, hilarious jokesters, and lively teenagers. As a project-based classroom where students complete unique, rigorous projects, students need places to think, collaborate, read, and reflect on their learning.

My Project

This project will bring new books and literacy resources to my students to help them find books that excite them and build their reading skills. All of these resources will go to expand my classroom library, a cosy corner of my room that students gather in each day for independent reading.

I am expanding the library to include more books that have characters who reflect the identities and backgrounds of my students.

The best way to become a better reader is to read more, and these new books will give students the opportunity to read about characters who have shared some of their life experiences. Every book in the library is a spark that could light up a student's love of reading. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind -- I am buying books that students have requested or that are similar to the most popular titles on my shelves.

The project also includes other literacy supplies to strengthen students' engagement with the books. These resources include audio book downloads, post-its for taking notes in library books, reading journals, and resources for teaching students comprehension strategies.

Ms. Kelly
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-7 Box Set • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Charlie Bone Pack, 8 books, RRP £47.92 (Blue Boa; Castle of Mirrors; Charlie Bone & Hidden King; Charlie Bone & The Red Knight; Charlie Bone:Shadow Of Badlock; Charlie Bone:Wilderness Wolf; Midnight For Charlie Bone; Time Twister). (Children of the Red King) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $19.50 2 $39.00
Travel Journal Set With 6 Notebook Journals for Travelers - Kraft Brown Soft Cover - A5 Size - 210 mm x 140 mm - 60 Lined Pages/30 Sheets • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • Amazon Business $19.16 1 $19.16
Marigold 205-Count Pack 3 mil Letter Size, 9"x11.5", Thermal Laminating Pouches Laminator Film Sheets for Laminator Machine (TLP3LTR) • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Calvin & Hobbes Books, Tenth Anniversary Book • Amazon Business $17.73 1 $17.73
Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Unlined Travel Journal Set With 3 Notebook Journals for Travelers - Kraft Brown Soft Cover - A5 Size - 100gsm - 210 mm x 140 mm - 60 Pages/ 30 Sheets • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
In Real Life • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Darnell Rock Reporting • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Pashmina • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Witch Boy • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Bad Island • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
An Ember in the Ashes • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Bird • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Heat • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Tequila Worm • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Dragon of the Lost Sea (Dragon Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A Crown of Wishes (Star-Touched) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61

Materials cost

$467.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$42.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$547.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.54

Total project goal

$643.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$643.60

5 Donors

-$593.60

Donations toward project cost

-$504.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.04

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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