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Ms. Shinners from Richburg SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes

My students need a classroom library to meet all reading levels!

  • $783 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Grateful, eager, persistent when faced with challenges, joyful, and simply amazing are words that come to mind when I think of my students. How lucky I am to have this class as my very first as a third-grade teacher. Although they don't have much, they do have a passion for learning. My goal is to give them all that they need to succeed in third grade and beyond including a learning environment that encourages a love and passion for reading.

My Project

Literacy is the foundation of child's education. As a teacher it is my responsibility to provide an environment that fosters a desire to read, and the resources needed to ensure students at any reading level continue to progress.

It breaks my heart when my students ask me daily for new books to read, but due to a lack of budget and because I am a first year teacher, I have a very limited classroom library and am unable to honor their request.

While I am thrilled that I've met my goal of instilling a love of reading in them, I am in need of a classroom library complete with books for all reading levels, as my students range from kindergarten to fifth grade levels.

I am asking for a variety books and books sets based on my class right now and books that can be used with my my future classes. These book are all different levels, genres and topics. Having a library with a variety of literature is an extremely important part of any classroom and I want to be able to give that to my students.

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Ms. Shinners
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Can Read All-Time Favorites 16-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $41.73 1 $41.73
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 Revised • Amazon Business $31.88 1 $31.88
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth / Cabin Fever / The Third Wheel / Hard Luck • Amazon Business $30.75 1 $30.75
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $30.42 1 $30.42
Dr. Seuss's Second Beginner Book Collection • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $27.12 1 $27.12
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $26.78 1 $26.78
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Frog and Toad and Friends Box Set (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Roald Dahl Magical Gift Set (4 Books) • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Funny School Stories: Learning to Read Box Set: 5 Fun-Filled Adventures! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy's Ultimate Chapter Book Quartet: Books 1 through 4 • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! (Books 9-12) • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Dog Man Unleashed (Dog Man #2): From the Creator of Captain Underpants • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Big Nate's Greatest Hits • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Matilda • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Favorite Animals Collection • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scholastic Year in Sports 2016 • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
And Nobody Got Hurt!: The World's Weirdest, Wackiest True Sports Stories • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Weird but True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
Weird but True 8 • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
Horseback Hurdles (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Soccer Show-Off (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Softball Surprise (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Amazing Magnetism (Magic School Bus Chapter Book #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Time For Kids Book of How: All About Sports • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Three Little Pigs (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $4.46 1 $4.46
Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fancy Nancy: Too Many Tutus (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Way of the Ninja (LEGO Ninjago: Reader) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Fancy Nancy: Candy Bonanza • Amazon Business $3.28 1 $3.28
Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) • Amazon Business $3.21 1 $3.21
Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14
Who Would Win? Polar Bear vs. Grizzly Bear • Amazon Business $3.13 1 $3.13
Komodo Dragon vs. King Cobra (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.13 1 $3.13
Who Would Win? Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Velociraptor • Amazon Business $3.12 1 $3.12
Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark • Amazon Business $3.08 1 $3.08
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $2.93 1 $2.93
Tarantula vs. Scorpion (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $2.76 1 $2.76
Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two • Amazon Business $2.73 1 $2.73

Materials cost

$585.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$665.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$117.40

Total project goal

$782.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$782.67

11 Donors

-$465.02

Donations toward project cost

-$397.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.50

match offer

-$315.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$267.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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