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Ms. Banks from Jonesboro AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Books Like They're Gold

My students need National Geographic Readers and books to work on nonfiction text characteristics. My students need more graphic novels, animal books, hero stories, and books that catch their interest!

  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine a classroom of 3rd graders with bright, imaginative minds that are so curious to explore the world around them. They always have questions about everything. They want answers. They're quick to participate and look forward to learning every day. As a teacher, I love those qualities in my students but there is one thing about my students that means more than anything.

I have twenty-five of the most service oriented students I have ever encountered.

They rise above and beyond to meet the needs of those around them. If I need help, you can guarantee I have twenty-five pairs of hands and twenty-five brilliant minds ready and willing to help. (Even if they aren't sure of the task at hand.) They not only offer to help me, but their peers and any teacher they encounter in the building. For this reason, I need to rise above and beyond for my students to ensure their needs are met, as well.

My Project

These books will make a huge difference in my classroom. Right now, the library in my room is small and I don't have much variety. We did a lesson where I asked students how I could help them become better readers this year. Each individual student set a reading goal to accomplish this year. Many students said they wanted to be able to read chapter books or they wanted to find a book series they loved by the end of the year. My goal was to make sure that every student in my room found a love for reading. In order for that to happen, we need more books in my room that my students will love.

Some requested books and book sets include Rainbow Magic Pet Keeper Fairies Collection, National Geographic Readers, Dog Man, Captain Underpants, What Do You Do With An Idea?, Baseball Great, Football Genius, Justice League Reading Collection, and Ivy & Bean.

I need books that allow every reader in my room the opportunity to experience the world through the pages of a good book (regardless of reading level). The reading levels in my 3rd grade classroom range from 1st grade to 5th grade. I need books that hit all areas of that spectrum. I picked every single book on my list with a specific child in mind. I am confident that with the books supplied on my list that I can help my students fulfill ALL of their reading goals this year.

Ms. Banks
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
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $34.49 1 $34.49
Rainbow Magic Pet Keeper Fairies Collection 7 Books Box Set (Katie the Kitten, Bella the Bunny, Georgia the Guinea Pig, Lauren the Puppy, Harriet the Hamster, Molly the Goldfish, Penny the Pony) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Rainbow Magic Jewel Fairies Collection 7 Books Pack Set (Series 22 to 28) RRP £27.93 (India the Moonstone Fairy, Scarlett the Garnet Fairy, Emily the Emerald Fairy, Chloe the Topaz Fairy, Amy the Amethyst Fairy, Sophie the Sapphire,Lucy the Diamond) (Rainbow Magic Jewel Fairies) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
National Geographic Readers - Level 3 (Set of 5) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
Ultimate Reptileopedia: The Most Complete Reptile Reference Ever • Amazon Business $16.54 1 $16.54
Ivy & Bean Boxed Set: Books 7-9 • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set: Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again! • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Justice League Reading Collection: 5 I Can Read Books Inside! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rivals (Baseball Great) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Home Run (Baseball Great) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Baseball Great • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Perfect Season (Football Genius) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Poppy the Pony: Fairy Animals of Misty Wood • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Hailey the Hedgehog: Fairy Animals of Misty Wood • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Chloe the Kitten: Fairy Animals of Misty Wood • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Paddy the Puppy: Fairy Animals of Misty Wood • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mia the Mouse: Fairy Animals of Misty Wood • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Bailey the Bunny: Fairy Animals of Misty Wood • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Daisy the Deer: Fairy Animals of Misty Wood • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Football Hero (Football Genius) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
National Geographic Readers: Bears • Amazon Business $3.76 1 $3.76
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$379.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$446.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.84

Total project goal

$525.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$525.58

6 Donors

-$434.11

Donations toward project cost

-$378.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.37

Matching donations from our partners

-$80.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$68.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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