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Mrs. Fields from New Cumberlnd WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for a Reason

Help me give my students a selection of diverse literature for our classroom library.

  • $318 goal

This project expired on November 23, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever, very spontaneous, and love to laugh.

They enjoy reading and technology, and lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire all learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Putting good diverse literature in the hands of my students is essential when fostering both a love or learning and reading. In recent years, our school has phased out a librarian. For the last few years, the library has been run by parent volunteers. This school year I have learned that there will no longer be any volunteers. This will definitely hinder my classes access to good literature.

The thought of not having my students have access to quality literature hurts my heart!

That's why I am asking for help in building up my own classroom library in hopes of providing enough diverse quality books for my students to read. This project will provide many new book selections for my students to enjoy in the comfort of our own classroom.

Mrs. Fields
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Newbery Classroom Library Builder: Grades 3+ (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00

Materials cost

$215.00

Vendor shipping charges

$21.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$269.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.60

Total project goal

$317.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$317.32

2 Donors

-$315.55

Donations toward project cost

-$269.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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