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  • $582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Evangelou
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading Frenzy!

My students need books they will want to read. Books they will love to read. Books that will speak to them, entertain them, and keep them engaged.

My Students

Our students have been described as English language learners from a low socio-economic area. Our school has been labeled 100% free and reduced lunch, 81% low income, 93% Hispanic, and 67% English language learners. That’s not how we see ourselves. We are so much more. We see ourselves as movers, shakers, experimenters, a staff with our students needs in mind. As a school we are working on building character strengths and focusing on fostering kindness and empathy. Our students are strong, resilient, interested, empathetic beings. Our students haven’t been provided many opportunities that others have but they are full of potential.

My Project

A few months ago, donors like you, helped me fund a project. You helped me get fun, relevant, exciting books into the hands of my 6th graders. It's amazing how that shipment of books changed the overall attitude towards reading in my class. The books flew off the shelves. Students gathered around each other, around words and around images. They read together, they read to each other. Kids that had previously professed a hatred towards reading, were adding their names to waitlists for hot commodities like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Others were sneaking books under their desks during math class. Word spread and kids from other classes started checking out books too.

My kids weren't reading, and now they are.

They are devouring books in class, at home, and even on the playground!! Amid the reading frenzy, kids from all grade levels have been coming to me with requests. They love what I have but they want more! More graphic novels like Delish, scary stories like the Graveyard Book and Half-Minute Horrors. They've begged me for more non-fiction like Escape from Alcatraz and Four Perfect Pebbles. They're asking to get their noses into some humor like The Bad Guys. They're craving mysteries!

I couldn't be more excited about the buzz we've created with the first shipment of books. I'm a firm believer that if you can read, you can do anything!My students are struggling readers, but thanks to donors like you, they are actually reading!! They are engrossed and excited and I really want to keep the reading frenzy going. Please help us with the second installment of our 6th grade library. Help me create a rich, vibrant library, a library with varied selection, something for everyone. Help me keep this reading frenzy alive and thriving.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
The Henry and Ribsy Box Set: Henry Huggins, Henry and Ribsy, Ribsy • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
The Lifters • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $5.94 2 $11.88
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Payback on Poplar Lane (Poplar Kids) • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
The Science of Breakable Things • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
The Incredible Magic of Being • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Laugh Out Loud • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2: Middle School Mayhem • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Awkward • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Story Thieves • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Timmy Failure: We Meet Again • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Monsters on the Run (The Yeti Files #2) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Attack of the Kraken (The Yeti Files) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Poached (FunJungle) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Fuzzy Mud • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Moo: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Seventh Level • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Coraline • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Splendors and Glooms • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
Meet the Bigfeet (The Yeti Files #1) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
The Wanderer • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Half-Minute Horrors • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
Escape from Alcatraz: The Mystery of the Three Men Who Escaped From The Rock (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Belly Up (FunJungle) • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Spy Camp (Spy School) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

Materials cost

$419.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$494.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.19

Total project goal

$581.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$581.27

4 Donors

-$581.27

Donations toward project cost

-$494.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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