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  • $516 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Newcombe
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Readers Reach New Levels With Books!

My students need books to read in order to grow in reading fluency and comprehension. We need The Secret Zoo, Paperboy and Holes.

My Students

Every morning my students come to school ready and willing to learn. My students love to read and can sit and read for hours if I let them! As of today, my students are about one year behind in reading fluency and comprehension, and by June we plan to make a year's growth in reading comprehension!

Our class is in desperate need of books.

I teach 54 wonderful 5th grade students. Their abilities range from a second grade reading level to a sixth grade and higher reading level. My students love to read; however, with a limited variety of books this can be challenging at times. My school is a Title I school in Las Vegas. The majority of my students come from poverty, Nearly all of them receive free breakfast and lunch daily. The school has a 60% English Language Learner population, and many live in a home where no English is spoken.

My Project

With these books, my students will be able to make the necessary growth to be better prepared for sixth grade. These books will allow students to reach their goals in our Reading Rangers program. Each student is on a unique level and has a certain amount of books they must read and pass quizzes on. This level is based on their independent reading ability. These books will not only help students graduate their level, but they will help them become better readers. Students will be able to check out these books and take them home each night to read, and the more my students read the better they do in all subjects in school. Reading is the key to success!

Right now, my classroom library is limited.

Many days, my students have to go to another class or go to the local library to choose a book that is right for them, and often times getting to the local library is impossible for them. These books will allow students to be able to pick out books each day for themselves in my room. They will also help my students improve their fluency and comprehension which is absolutely essential to their success in middle school and high school.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-8 + The Do-It-Yourself Book • Amazon Business $94.47 1 $94.47
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $30.42 1 $30.42
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5) • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
Bink and Gollie: The Completely Marvelous Collection • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Ramona Collection, Vol. 1: Beezus and Ramona / Ramona the Pest / Ramona the Brave / Ramona and Her Father [4 Book Box set] • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
The Boxcar Children Mysteries Books 5-8 (Boxcar Children)) • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
The Henry and Ribsy Box Set: Henry Huggins, Henry and Ribsy, Ribsy • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Big Nate: Mr. Popularity (Big Nate Comix) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
Big Nate: In the Zone • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Holes • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Secret Zoo • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Paperboy • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Bink and Gollie • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Time For Kids: John F. Kennedy: The Making of a Leader (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Time For Kids: Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Water • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Titanic • Amazon Business $3.79 1 $3.79
Time For Kids: Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon Business $3.67 1 $3.67
Time For Kids: Benjamin Franklin: A Man of Many Talents (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $2.37 1 $2.37
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $2.25 1 $2.25

Materials cost

$373.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$438.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.39

Total project goal

$515.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$515.95

5 Donors

-$395.95

Donations toward project cost

-$336.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.39

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 54 students.

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