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Mrs. Lail from Hickory NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is a Treat!

Help me give my students awesome, colorful incentive bookmarks and due date stamps to help keep library visits exciting and organized.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Readers, creators, scholars, and athletes fill our school and library each day. My students are curious, kinetic, energetic, and ready to learn. We strive to grow and improve each day. As a school librarian, I have the very best job in the school, because I get to work with every student in every subject, and even get to sponsor and support our extracurricular activities.

My students love to read, create, move, and collaborate.

Student helpers and visitors learn and work in our library daily. They help keep the library organized, help other students and teachers with technology, and take initiative on many special projects. These students have wonderful, creative ideas for improving our school library. We all pitch in to keep our space clean and organized. This is a great way to build a feeling of community and learn responsibility alongside academics and literacy.

My Project

My students need some fun, interesting bookmarks and due date stamps to mark their spots as they read and keep track of due dates. Students love to receive a cool bookmark every time they check out books, but our current bookmarks are a little boring. We love to make our own when we have time, but fun scratch and sniff bookmarks, emoji bookmarks, and a Happy Birthday bookmark on your special day help middle school students feel loved and appreciated.

A special bookmark makes a library visit even more fun, helps provide a welcoming atmosphere in the media center, and is an incentive to check out books and read more often!

We are also asking for due date stamps so students can stamp the back of the bookmark they choose and stay organized for book returns.

Middle school students still love to read, and they love a real printed book in their hands. We need bookmarks to take care of our books and due date stamps to help get the books back on time so we can all share. These special bookmarks will also help our students feel excited, welcomed, and appreciated when they use our school library.

Mrs. Lail
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ExcelMark 7820 Self-Inking Rubber Date Stamp – Great for Shipping, Receiving, Expiration and Due Dates – Red Ink • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Raymond Geddes Happy Birthday Bookmark, 100 Pack (69741) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Kids Bookmarks Bulk Variety Pack - 48 Bookmarks Total (12 Mermaid, 12 Unicorn, 12 Emoticon, 12 Sports) - Birthday Party Favors - Student Prizes - Teacher Supply Packs - Reading Incentives • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
48 Bookmarks for Boys (Dinosaur, Military Camo, Monsters, Superhero) Bulk Variety Teacher Supply Pack - Birthday Party Favors - Student Prizes - Teacher Rewards - Reading Incentives - School Store • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Youngever 139 Pieces Bookmarks, Kids Bookmarks with 8 Themes, Cactus Summer Animal Alphabet Cold Drinks Ice Cream Dessert Fruit Unicorn Car Boat Plane Train, for Students Kids Adults • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Blulu 60 Pieces Summer Bookmarks Cold Drink Theme Bookmarks Cute Colorful Dessert Bookmarks for Students Kids Adults (Color 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
36-Pack of Paper Bookmarks for Kids and Children. This Bulk Set of Cool, Cute, Fun quotemarks Feature Motivational and Unique Quotes and Emojis. Each bookmarker is Made of The Best cardstock. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Creative Teaching Press Bookmark Classroom Organizer (0445) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Koogel 60 Pcs Feather Bookmarks Colorful Feather Shape Paper Bookmarks for Reading • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
EUREKA 24 Piece Scratch-and-Sniff Marshmallow Scented Bookmarks, • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
48 Realistic Ocean Animals Kids Bookmarks Under Sea Ocean Classroom Home School • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Creative Teaching Press Incentive Bookmark (0748) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

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