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  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Cafiero
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Readers Live Happier Ever After

My students need books to fill our library, to fuel their imaginations, and to open up their minds to improve their literacy skills and expand their reading lives.

My Students

Everyday, students are in and out of our classroom library. A sign hangs on our wall reminding students that Ms. Gregory believes our classroom library holds books more precious than gold. They understand the importance of caring for these books, reading them for depth, analysis, and enjoyment.

My students are a part of a strong, diverse school community.

Our school is a culturally and economically diverse public school located in New York. With a wide range of learners and over 60% of students on free or reduced price lunch, it is essential I have the tools and resources to differentiate instruction to meet their needs. As a third grade gifted teacher, I strive to create an environment where all my students feel confident and driven to succeed. I want them to have all the resources they need in order to do so.

My Project

I have requested books to fill our library, to fuel my students' imaginations, and to open up their minds to improve their literacy skills and expand their reading lives. My students will use these books everyday. They will be loved, worn out, and taken care of. My students will be able to go on adventures through stories without leaving the four walls of our classroom. After all, they understand books are a treasure!

What I want most for my class is to make a remarkable impact on their lives.

Fostering their love for reading, building their reading lives, and providing them with books that will open their imaginations is my job each day. With your support, I can foster this love for reading even further. Please help me make a difference in the lives of my young readers.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Geronimo Stilton (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $51.73 1 $51.73
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (7 bk set) • AKJ Books $50.27 1 $50.27
Origami Yoda Files: Boxed Set • Amazon $38.24 1 $38.24
Andrew Clements' School Stories: Frindle; Landry News; The Janitor's Boy; The School Story; A Week in the Woods; Lunch Money; Room One; No Talking; Lost and Found; Extra Credit • Amazon $35.48 1 $35.48
Bunnicula (7 bk set) • AKJ Books $32.51 1 $32.51
All Star Sports Story (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $26.42 1 $26.42
The Hardy Boys Starter Set (5 Volume Set) • Amazon $23.75 1 $23.75
The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers • Amazon $22.25 1 $22.25
Mallory (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $22.02 1 $22.02
Pebble Guides: Maps (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $22.02 1 $22.02
The Penderwicks 3-book Boxed Set • Amazon $17.25 1 $17.25
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon $10.80 1 $10.80
Bone, Vol. 5: Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border • Amazon $10.03 1 $10.03
Bone, Vol. 3: Eyes of the Storm • Amazon $9.94 1 $9.94
Bone, Vol. 4: The Dragonslayer • Amazon $9.93 1 $9.93
Bone, Vol. 8: Treasure Hunters • Amazon $9.92 1 $9.92
Bone, Vol. 6: Old Man's Cave • Amazon $9.91 1 $9.91
Ghost Circles (Bone, Book 7) • Amazon $9.87 1 $9.87
Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race • Amazon $9.71 1 $9.71
Big Nate: I Can't Take It! • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
Bone, Vol. 9: Crown of Horns • Amazon $8.35 1 $8.35
Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: An Origami Yoda Book • Amazon $8.30 1 $8.30
BONE #1: Out from Boneville • Amazon $8.23 1 $8.23
Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike • Amazon $6.31 1 $6.31
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy • Amazon $5.16 1 $5.16

Materials cost

$467.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.01

Total project goal

$593.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.38

4 Donors

-$296.69

Donations toward project cost

-$252.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.50

match offer

-$296.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$252.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 4 other donors.

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