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Ms. H. from High Point NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching Children Through Books

The cost of a library of 35 different books, including titles from the Magic Treehouse Series and the Boxcar Children Series, is $424, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $424 goal

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I always felt fortunate to have a mother who really encouraged reading at home. She loved to read and she instilled that love in each of her five children. However, at the school where I teach, the parents are not always able to be advocates for reading. Many of them work two or three jobs just to be able to keep a roof over their children's heads. Many of them are unable to read themselves. Some of them do not have a single book in their home. I would like to be able to prepare "Book Bags" for my children. Here's how it would work: I would provide each child with a Book Bag containing a book and a specially-designed project, such as a book report or, for the students who are less skilled in reading comprehension, just some questions to answer. The assignment would require the student to read the book to an adult and then discuss it. In this way, the parents can become involved in their child's learning process and give that extra support at home. I am a new teacher and do not have a lot of resources. My classroom library has very few books, most of which are not age-appropriate or not on my students' reading level. I would love to have some children's books for my Book Bag project. While the school's library is a resource that my students can use, many of them just check out a book, pretend to read it and then return it. With the books remaining in my classroom, they can be taken any time and returned when the student is finished with them, instead of having a due date or a late fine. I started AR with my children last year when I joined the school, and I moved up with the same group of children. They enjoy reading and I would like to continue to instill that important skill in them.

Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Collection Books 1 - 8 (Magic Tree House Series) Read by Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $24.00 1 $24.00
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 9-12 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Read by Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $16.20 1 $16.20
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 13-16 (Magic Tree House) Mary Pope Osborne, Read by Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $16.20 1 $16.20
The Chocolate Sundae Mystery (The Boxcar Children Series #46), Vol. 46 Gertrude Chandler Chandler Warner, Charles Tang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
The Tattletale Mystery, Vol. 92 Gertrude Chandler Warner, Created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Hodges Soileau (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
The Mystery on the Train (The Boxcar Children Series #51), Vol. 51 Gertrude Chandler Chandler Warner, Charles Tang (Illustrator), Created by Gertrude Chandler Warner • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
The Stuffed Bear Mystery (The Boxcar Children Series #90), Vol. 90 Gertrude Chandler Warner • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Magic Tree House The Mystery of the Ancient Riddles Boxed Set #3: Book 9 - 12 (Magic Treehouse Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House Series #28) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Civil War on Sunday (Magic Tree House Series #21) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.62 1 $10.62
Earthquake in the Early Morning (Magic Tree House Series #24) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.62 1 $10.62
Carnival at Candlelight (Magic Tree House Series #33) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve (Magic Tree House Series #30) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
Winter of the Ice Wizard (Magic Tree House Series #32) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House Series #29) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
Season of the Sandstorms (Magic Tree House Series #34) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
Summer of the Sea Serpent (Magic Tree House Series #31) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Sal Murdocca (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1) Gertrude Chandler Warner, L. Kate Deal (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
The Yellow House Mystery (The Boxcar Children Series #3) Gertrude Chandler Warner, Mary Gehr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Mike's Mystery (The Boxcar Children Series #5), Vol. 5 Gertrude Chandler Warner, Dirk Gringhuis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
The Fortune Cookie Mystery (Boxcar Children Series #96), Vol. 96 Gertrude Chandler Warner, Hodges Soileau (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
The Radio Mystery (Boxcar Children Series #97), Vol. 97 Gertrude Chandler Chandler Warner, Hodges Soileau (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Mystery Ranch (The Boxcar Children Series #4) Gertrude Chandler Warner, Dirk Gringhuis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Surprise Island (The Boxcar Children Series #2) Gertrude Chandler Warner, Mary Gehr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House Series #22) Mary Pope Osborne, Mallory Loehr (Editor), Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Series #27) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Good Morning, Gorillas: (Magic Tree House Series #26) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House Series #25) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House Series #23) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Comic Book Mystery (Boxcar Children Series #93), Vol. 93 Gertrude Chandler Warner, Hodges Soileau (Illustrator), Created by Gertrude Chandler Warner • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Mystery of the Spider's Clue, Vol. 87 Gertrude Chandler Chandler Warner, Hodges Soileau (Illustrator), Hodges Soileau • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon (The Boxcar Children Series #47), Vol. 47 Gertrude Chandler Chandler Warner, Charles Tang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
The Mystery of the Stolen Music (The Boxcar Children Series #45) Gertrude Chandler Chandler Warner, Charles Tang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
The Mystery at Skeleton Point, Vol. 91 Gertrude Chandler Warner, Hodges Soileau (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Mystery of the Mummy's Curse, Vol. 88 Gertrude Chandler Chandler Warner • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55

Materials cost

$274.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$347.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.28

Total project goal

$423.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$423.76

2 Donors

-$398.10

Donations toward project cost

-$348.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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