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Mrs. Parker from King NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Raising Up Readers!

My students need books for our classroom library, so that they are able to have independent reading options here at school.

  • $233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from all over our county. My classroom is extremely unique, as we are a self-contained, life skills focused classroom. Day in and out, we practice skills necessary to enable my students to become independent adults. My students are truly bright lights in this dark world.

A lot of people prefer labels, but I prefer to state that my students have unique sets of skills that enable them to see the world through a different lens.

Every day our sweet students give it their all. They come to school ready to learn, ready to be encouraged, and ready to train and prepare for their futures.

Our students come from a range of backgrounds, a range of neighborhoods, and an array of upbringings. However, they all have one thing in common: they love to learn. Unfortunately, there is no set curriculum for my students. There is no such thing as a single prep, as every student has a unique set of learning needs and requires a range of materials in order to be successful. The beautiful part is, they don't care if their materials are old or new but they deserve the best.

My Project

I am asking for fort-seven books. The books used in this project are for our classroom library here in our self-contained classroom. Our students independent reading level within the classroom is not at the level of reading materials that is offered in our school library. My students desperately need reading materials that they can pick up right off the shelf and read independently.

The materials listed are more geared to their levels, interests and enable them to be independent with their reading.

Being able to choose their own piece of literature will not only build their confidence in their reading skills, but it will help to sharpen their abilities as well. The power a book holds can not be matched by a price tag. The power a student can have by simply picking up a book is something that can not be mimicked or paralleled by any other force within the classroom.

Mrs. Parker
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zingo Sight Words Game • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Zombies! • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
No Easy Race • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Education $4.21 1 $4.21
Giant Lizards • AKJ Education $3.99 1 $3.99
Turtles • AKJ Education $3.99 1 $3.99
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Wake Up, Sun! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Balto and the Great Race (Totally True Adventures) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
George Washington Soldier, Hero, President • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Bug Out! The World's Creepiest, Crawliest Critters • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Jackie Robinson: He Led the Way He Led the Way • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Trip to the Zoo • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Garden Friends • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Animals at Home • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Freak Out! Animals Beyond Your Wildest Imagination • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Meet the Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Astronaut Living in Space • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Diving Dolphin • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Days of the Knights A Tale of Castles and Battles • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Luke Skywalker's Amazing Story • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
R2-D2 and Friends • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Farm Animals • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Mummies • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Ponies • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Frankenstein • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Shark Attack! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Watch Out! The World's Most Dangerous Creatures • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Giraffes • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit • AKJ Education $2.80 1 $2.80
Submarines and Submersibles • AKJ Education $2.60 1 $2.60
Truth or Dare (Hannah Montana) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Game Of Hearts (Hannah Montana) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Hold On Tight: (Hannah Montana, Bk 5) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Seeing Green(Hannah Montana, Bk 8) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Go, Speed Racer, Go!: A Price Stern Sloan Reader • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Garfield and the Teacher Creature • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Whales • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
First Stop, New York • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Super Sneak (Hannah Montana Bk 3) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Win Or Lose (Hannah Montana, Bk 12) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

Materials cost

$153.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$197.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.82

Total project goal

$232.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$232.14

3 Donors

-$200.00

Donations toward project cost

-$197.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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