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Ms. Fink from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Cool

Help me give my students a variety of books to get them excited about reading.

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a wonderful and unique place for learning. What makes this place so special are the kids that walk through our doors each day. I teach at a Title I low-income school in Kentucky. Many of my students come from challenging home lives. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Over 60% of our students are English Language Learners.

We have students from all over the world including Kenya, Cuba, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, and the Congo. These students come with unique backgrounds and experiences to share, but they have to work twice as hard. My students learn English while becoming literate in their own language as well. Despite the many challenges my students face, they come to school excited to learn, so that one day they can lead a successful life.

My Project

I am so lucky to teach a curious group of third graders who love to get their hands on books. I want to continue to instill this love for reading in my students. For kids to become better readers, they need to read and read and read some more. This is why I would like to expand my students' classroom library with fiction and nonfiction books based on their interests. Topics in this collection include dogs, sports, math, animals, and even a story about loving yourself for who you are.

My students will read these books for enjoyment, to boost their reading stamina, and work on reading comprehension skills.

We will use these books as mentor texts to master many reading standards including comparing and contrasting, identifying the main idea of a text, and identifying character traits. There is nothing more inspiring than watching kids laugh and smile while reading a book. Thank you for taking an interest in this project and promoting a love for literature!

Ms. Fink
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
What if You Had Animal Parts!? 7 Book Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
I'm Trying to Love Math • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Bark in the Park!: Poems for Dog Lovers • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Idea Jar • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Scholastic Year in Sports 2019 • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
What If You Had T. Rex Teeth? And Other Dinosaur Parts • Amazon Business $3.25 1 $3.25

Materials cost

$113.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$144.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.54

Total project goal

$170.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.29

1 Donor

-$170.29

Donations toward project cost

-$144.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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