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  • $557 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Reading, Beyond the Classroom

The cost of 37 different titles from Barnes & Noble, including Inch by Inch, Smoky Night, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, and Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, is $575, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a third grade teacher at Beethoven Elementary School located on the south side of Chicago. This is a Chicago Public School where ninety-nine percent of the students are low-income. All of the students in my class receive free lunch. As a first year teacher, I am working on creating a classroom library that is inviting to my students. I want my students to see that a whole new world will open up for them when they read. For many of my students, school is their only opportunity to read. I am hoping to change this. I want to show them that reading is not only a school activity. Reading can be enjoyable anywhere! I would like to create a section of books in our library that is meant for my students to check out overnight. Many of my students do not have books available to them outside of school. I want to show them that I trust them to check out books, read them at home, and return them back to the class library. This will help my students take ownership of our library. My students often ask me for books by authors they have enjoyed reading or listening to. For example, I read a book by Patricia Polacco as a read aloud. Many of my students enjoyed the book so much that they were asking to read more of her books. I would have loved to provide them with that opportunity, but I did not have any other books written by her. I would like to build up my author collections and provide my students with the books they deserve.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Faith Ringgold: A View from the Studio Curlee Raven Holton, With Faith Ringgold • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Tar Beach Faith Ringgold, Faith Ringgold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.20 1 $16.20
Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Mr. Peabody's Apples Madonna, Loren Long (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
The English Roses Madonna, Jeffrey Fulvimari (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Betty Doll Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Butterfly Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
When Lightning Comes in a Jar: Come to a Family Reunion Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Bee Tree Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Chicken Sunday Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
I Can Hear the Sun Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.16 1 $15.16
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator), Chris Van Allsburg (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $15.16 1 $15.16
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Pink and Say Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
An Orange for Frankie Patricia Polacco • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Owl Moon Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Thank You, Mr. Falker Patricia Polacco, Patricia Gauch (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Olivia Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Firetalking Patricia Polacco, Lawrence Migdale (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback, Simms Taback (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Cassie's Word Quilt Faith Ringgold, Faith Ringgold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Strega Nona Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
My Dream of Martin Luther King Faith Ringgold, Faith Ringgold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Strega Nona Tomie de Paola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Inch by Inch Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judith Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky Faith Ringgold, J. Davis (Editor), Faith Ringgold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Smoky Night Eve Bunting, David Diaz, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Frederick Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Pancakes for Breakfast Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.50 1 $4.50
The Day I Was Rich (Little Bill Series) Bill Cosby, Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Treasure Hunt (Little Bill Series), Vol. 3 Bill Cosby, Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Little Bill: Is It My Turn Now? Catherine Lukas, Bernie Cavender (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Worst Day of My Life: (Little Bill Series) Bill Cosby, Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$414.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$456.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.10

Total project goal

$556.10

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$556.10

3 Donors

-$556.10

Donations toward project cost

-$485.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 14 students.

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