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Ms. Katie from Medford OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Write & Empower!

Help me give my students interesting books, at their specific reading levels please!

  • $612 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am lucky to have a variety of students from many different backgrounds and cultures. My students are bright, kind and active. Their interests vary from art to reading, from sports to volunteering. Eighty-five percent of my students come from families that live well below the poverty line. All of my students have such a ferocious appetite for learning and it is inspiring!

Probably the most remarkable quality about this group of kids is how kind they are to one another.

They treat teachers and each other with great respect and care. They don't take their education for granted and are grateful to be at school everyday. I am equally as grateful to be able to teach them.

One of my most favorite moments, with these students, is watching the joy and excitement spread across their faces when I bring in new books for them to read. I listen to their interests and pay attention to the things they tell me they like, then I research books to buy for them. Every child deserves to have books to read! They are so incredibly responsible and careful with our books and always return them in great shape.

My Project

I strive to create an environment that students feel supported and successful as well as challenged. Every day I read to my students and they relish this time. They are curious, intelligent and inquisitive. However, we do not have a library, making it difficult to supply books at my student's appropriate reading levels.

These books will provide my students with the opportunity to read independently, about things that interest them, at their specific reading levels.

This will engage them in becoming better readers and give them the confidence they need to succeed. These are books that I have specifically picked based on my student's interests and reading levels. They will empower them to not only read well but also enjoy reading!

Books open doors, imaginations and futures! These kids love books. This is the excitement I want to continue all year long, these books will help us do exactly that. Research shows us that students are more inclined to read if they can read things that interest them and is at their appropriate reading level, these books will be exactly what they need to start their lifetime journey into reading.

Thank you so much for your time! Have a wonderful day!

Ms. Katie
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake (Eleanor) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $15.54 1 $15.54
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.18 1 $15.18
Like Bug Juice on a Burger (Eleanor) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Invention of Hugo Cabret • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Sleep Like a Tiger (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s)) • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Be Kind • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Owls are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Ten Magic Butterflies • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Great, Now We've Got Barbarians! • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Sarabella's Thinking Cap • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (Eleanor) • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Life • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
You Don't Want a Unicorn! • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Mother Bruce (Mother Bruce Series) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Freedom Summer: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Summer • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Words with Wings • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Peter Nimble Adventure) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Perfect • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Enchanted Files: Cursed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Enchanted Files: Hatched • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
What the Moon Saw • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Toys Come Home: Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray, a Brave Buffalo, and a Brand-New Someone Called Plastic (Toys Go Out) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Candymakers • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Freedom Summer • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$467.80

Vendor shipping charges

$14.96

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$519.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.73

Total project goal

$611.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$611.51

2 Donors

-$611.51

Donations toward project cost

-$519.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.73

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$0.00

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