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Teacher Humphrey from Oceanside CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Make Good Leaders!

Help me give my students two class sets of novels that are meaningful texts and relatable to their own lives.

  • $626 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There's something magical in a whole class novel read. It brings us all together, something we can bond over. In an ever-changing generation full of instant gratification nothing brings us closer than a good book we can all obsess over. Teaching them the art of diving deeper into an author's purpose has my students in awe.

"Remember there are no mistakes, only lessons!" is the motto in our room.

We are a diverse group and I want nothing more than for each of my students to not only feel they have a particular purpose and place on this campus, but that they have a specific place in this world. We all have a different story and I want them to embrace it!

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the language-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom is a place that my students really enjoy-we read aloud together and independently. Whole class novel studies create magic in the classroom and my students are thankful for the opportunities to read. These two class sets have been chosen with my students in mind-I have watched them the past few weeks of school read titles just like these, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading.

The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading.

My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word while building community in our class.

Teacher Humphrey
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $11.69 20 $233.80
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 40 $219.60

Materials cost

$453.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$531.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.83

Total project goal

$625.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$625.52

6 Donors

-$478.41

Donations toward project cost

-$412.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.52

match offer

-$139.77

Match offer toward project cost

-$118.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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