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

Read, Read, Read All About It!

My students need a variety of engaging, motivating novels and non-fiction books!

  • $384 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Approximately half of the students in my school are performing below grade-level in reading. In order to increase reading levels and proficiency my students need to be exposed to a variety of genres on their reading levels.

Many of my students qualify for free and reduced lunch because their families live below the poverty line.

Our school encompasses a wide variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. We are an ESL (English as a Second Language) based school and we have students coming in from a wide variety of countries. Unfortunately, many of my students do not have books at home so I must provide engaging resources in my classroom. Because many of these children have limited funds for materials and field trips, books can help us "go", explore and learn together.

My Project

The elementary years are crucial in a child's development, especially reading. If students do not develop the foundational skills it can impact academic success at all levels of school. Studies have shown, that students who do not have basic reading skills by the end of third grade are at a much greater risk to fall behind in school. This is why it is so important that students have access to a variety of texts that can meet their individual needs. This project will allow me to further expand necessary reading resources and purchase books that will interest my students and instill a love of reading! The books I have chosen include fiction novels, non-fiction, science, animal books and poetry.

Mrs. Flowers
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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18 donors18 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 13-16: Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, and Hour of the Olympics • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Big Book of WHY Sports (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Slithering Reptiles and Amphibians (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Space Exploration - Grade 3 - Guided Reading Level P (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers: Level 3.6) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Survived Collection: Books #1-4 • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Incredible Invertebrates - Grade 3 - Guided Reading Level N (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mammal Mania (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
What Is a Vertebrate? (Big Science Ideas) • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
My First Book of Baseball: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Mockingbird • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1) • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Tornadoes and Hurricanes! (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Scholastic Year in Sports 2018 • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Let's Classify Animals (My Science Library, Levels 2-3) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Places Around the World (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Tiger Rising • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Maggie and Max (The Puppy Place) • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
Dinosaur Hunters (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Choppers! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Basketball's Greatest Players (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
To the Top! Climbing the World's Highest Mountain (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Puppy Place #29: Mocha • Amazon Business $3.70 1 $3.70
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
Patches (The Puppy Place, No. 8) • Amazon Business $3.36 1 $3.36
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) • Amazon Business $3.22 1 $3.22
Komodo Dragon vs. King Cobra (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.11 1 $3.11
Whale vs. Giant Squid (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $2.83 1 $2.83

Materials cost

$270.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$326.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.55

Total project goal

$383.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$383.68

15 Donors

-$243.68

Donations toward project cost

-$207.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.55

match offer

-$140.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$119.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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