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Mrs. Goforth from Irmo SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes

My students need a variety of high interest, engaging books to grow their love of reading.

  • $351 goal

This project expired on July 5, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"When readers are lost in a book, they stand a good chance of finding themselves." Kylene Beers

My students live into to this belief everyday.

They each come from different backgrounds and are full of energy and curiosity. Over the school year it has been a privilege to watch my readers strengthen their learning identity through literature. The availability of rich and meaningful text is the greatest tool we can provide. My students and I live and learn together at an inquiry-based, Title I school, where we watch our wonders grow.

My Project

Each week, my third graders come together with their second grade book buddies to get "lost in books." This cross-grade partnership offers more than just a chance for students to grow as readers, but offers students opportunities to build relationships, share new learning, and engage in meaningful conversations around literature. Recently, we hosted an evening book buddy celebration for students and their families. It was a huge hit! This hour gave students an opportunity to share books with each other, their families, and even cousins. Together, the second grade teacher and I purchased a few hundred dollars worth of books in order to send EVERY child home with a book. We believe having a well stocked classroom library is only half of the battle. Students deserve to have access to high quality literature at their finger tips when at home.

We know becoming a life long reader is based on developing a deep love of reading.

It is my belief and responsibility to ensure my students not only develop this deep love in school but at home as well. This is where I need your help. Your donations will go to build a lending library for my students and their book buddies. We have planned several more celebrations throughout the school year and hopefully during the summer months too. The lending library will open the door for students to have a wide variety of high interest titles to choose from. Your kind donations will help fund series such as Who Would Win, Mercy Watson, Bink and Gollie, and Katie Woo. The Treehouse books and Dog Man series are other titles I would like to have as well. Thank you in advance!

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

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The REALLY Big Treehouse Boxed Set: (The 13-Story Treehouse; The 26-Story Treehouse; The 39-Story Treehouse) (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $14.11 2 $28.22
The 65-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
The 78-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.32 2 $18.64
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Meltdown Madness: A Branches Book (Looniverse #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Dinosaur Disaster: A Branches Book (Looniverse #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Whispering Oak: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Ember Stone: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #1) • Amazon Business $4.19 2 $8.38
The 52-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $4.12 2 $8.24
Stranger Things: A Branches Book (Looniverse #1) • Amazon Business $3.93 2 $7.86
Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade: Book 1 (Princess Posey, First Grader) • Amazon Business $3.77 2 $7.54
Bink and Gollie • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bink and Gollie: Two for One • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bink and Gollie: Best Friends Forever • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Crystal Caverns: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #2) • Amazon Business $3.14 2 $6.28
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Princess Posey and the Perfect Present: Book 2 (Princess Posey, First Grader) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Two • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
National Geographic Kids Just Joking LOL • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Princess Posey and the Flower Girl Fiasco (Princess Posey, First Grader) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Katie Woo, We Love You! • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Katie Woo Rules the School • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Three • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
Katie Woo Tries Something New • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

Materials cost

$247.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$298.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.62

Total project goal

$350.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$350.79

2 Donors

-$176.00

Donations toward project cost

-$149.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$174.79

Match offers toward project cost

-$148.57

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.22

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$0.00

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