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Ms. Arno from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Explore!

My students need books to help them explore the world outside the classroom!

  • $1,168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our class community is one that can be described as eclectic and energetic. Each child is different and brings to our class a bit of their spirit and tenacity to learn. Our learners have shown us that while they are determined to grow this year, they require more books to do so, to their best ability.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" WB Yeats.

The fire and desire to learn has long been burning in our class, however the small library we have limits our students' choice when they pick their weekly books. When students are offered multiple genres and levels of books, it allows them the freedom to learn and grow. Their interest and desire to read then increases and their learning increases as well.

My Project

This is the first year I will be teaching 5th graders, and even though I have yet to meet my students there is something I already know about all of them. They have the desire to read! To help foster this important skill, past time and hobby, I am in need of books to fill my library. Reading is one the most essential things we learn as we go through school. Reading opens our eyes and our minds to what's going on around us.

Books are the key to exploring outside of the classroom.

My students are interested about the world around them and use books as a way to learn about it. These books will allow them to climb mountains, explore new places and learn about dragons and friendships.

Ms. Arno
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bone Collection: 10 Book Set: Includes All 9 Books, Plus the Prequel Rose. • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
The Land of Stories Complete Hardcover Gift Set • Amazon Business $61.01 1 $61.01
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Ali Sparkes Unleashed Series Collection 5 Books Set (A Life & Death Job, Mind Over Matter, Trick Or Truth, Speak Evil, The Burning Beach) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $33.49 1 $33.49
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $27.08 1 $27.08
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $26.06 1 $26.06
The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman • Amazon Business $9.78 2 $19.56
Strays Like Us • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Deep Water • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Science of Breakable Things • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Dark Wyng (The Erth Dragons #2) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Lost Continent (Wings of Fire, Book 11) • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Chasing Lincoln's Killer • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Sunny Side Up • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Alamo All-Stars (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #6) • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Cardboard Kingdom • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Platypus Police Squad: Last Panda Standing • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #4): A World War I Tale • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Swing It, Sunny • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Platypus Police Squad: Never Say Narwhal • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Platypus Police Squad: The Ostrich Conspiracy • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Full of Beans • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Red: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Jack: The (Fairly) True Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $7.71 1 $7.71
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Custom Book Bundles CBB PL Individual Reader • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Penny from Heaven • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Turtle in Paradise • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
The Night Gardener • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Fashion Rebels: Style Icons Who Changed the World through Fashion • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Magician's Elephant • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Lost on a Mountain in Maine • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$948.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$992.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$175.16

Total project goal

$1,167.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,167.76

19 Donors

-$1,147.76

Donations toward project cost

-$975.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$172.16

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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