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Ms. H. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Fundamental: Can All Children Be Successful Learners?

The cost of 67 different book titles from Barnes and Noble, including titles like "The Giving Tree" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," is $614, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $632 goal

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With the appropriate resources, and sound instruction, yes, all children can be successful learners. I am a second grade bilingual inclusion (special education & general education) teacher. You can only imagine the varying degrees of differentiation needed in order to properly teach, instruct and guide my students. This year, my students ranged from seven to ten years of age. Many of them entered my class as non-readers and will continue to third grade reading on a second grade level. Yes!!! I am proud, however, as I loop with my students and follow them to third grade, I am concerned about the lack of books in my classroom. My school suffered from asbestos last year and tons of books were thrown away. When I entered P.S. 132, of course I had the pleasure of being placed in the corner classroom on the fifth floor, which had more asbestos than any other classroom in the entire building. All of the books in my classroom were thrown away. I began the school year with a library totaling twenty-seven books. During the month of September, I worked tirelessly to get books from wherever possible. I went to street fairs, visited parents' basements, other classrooms, and of course, I asked my assistant principal to order books for my classroom, which after several requests she did. I still need more. Under the Teachers College (TC) Readers' and Writers' Workshop curriculum, there are many genres, including series books and non-fiction books. In order to effectively teach under the TC curriculum I need the appropriate materials. My students would benefit substantially from having series and non-fiction books. In my classroom, we have a ladder of success. Our goal as readers is to move up one and one half grade levels. In my classroom I have books only up to level 7, which is second grade. I was unable to move certain students up because I do not have the necessary books for guided reading. Please help!!!!! My students and I would greatly appreciate any assistance you could provide. Once I increase the amount of books in my classroom, my students will continue to thrive in my third grade class. Thank you in advance for your consideration!!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Hardcover Boxed Set (Books 1-5) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $81.05 1 $81.05
The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set C. S. Lewis,Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $29.35 1 $29.35
A Box of Unfortunate Events: The Trouble Begins (A Series of Unfortunate Events 1-3) Lemony Snicket,Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $25.19 1 $25.19
A Box of Unfortunate Events: The Situation Worsens Books 4 - 6 Lemony Snicket,Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $25.19 1 $25.19
Ramona Boxed Set: Ramona the Pest; Ramona Quimby; Beezus and Ramona; Ramona the Brave Beverly Cleary • Barnes and Noble $16.77 1 $16.77
Ramona Boxed Set: Ramona the Pest; Ramona Quimby; Beezus and Ramona; Ramona the Brave Beverly Cleary • Barnes and Noble $16.77 1 $16.77
Giving Tree Shel Silverstein • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Ramona Empieza el Curso Beverly Cleary,Alan Giegreen (Illustrator),Gabriela Bustelo (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl,Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ramona Empieza el Curso Beverly Cleary,Alan Giegreen (Illustrator),Gabriela Bustelo (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ramona Forever Beverly Cleary,Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ramona and Her Mother Beverly Cleary,Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary,Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ramona Forever Beverly Cleary,Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Newton Peck,Jack Hess (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ramona's World Beverly Cleary,Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ramona and Her Father Beverly Cleary,Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Cam Jansen and Mystery of Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #1) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Owl at Home: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #6) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #8) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and Annie's Perfect Pet: The Twentieth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Frog and Toad Are Friends: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move: The Eighteenth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator),Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea:The Sixth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #9) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble: The Second Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Mouse Soup: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery at Monkey House (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #10) Susanna Natti (Illustrator),David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Case of the Scaredy Cats: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Crosby Bonsall • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #2) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery at Monkey House (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #10) Susanna Natti (Illustrator),David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #8) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Circus Clown (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #7) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #9) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat: The Eighth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator),Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and Mystery of Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #1) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #5) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Frog and Toad All Year: (I Can Read Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend: The Eleventh Book of Their Adventures (Henry and Mudge Book Series) Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #5) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #4) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Mouse Tales: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #3) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers: The Sixteenth Book of Their Adventures (Henry and Mudge Book Series) Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Days with Frog and Toad: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Frog and Toad Together: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Case of the Hungry Stranger: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Crosby Bonsall • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #6) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #2) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry And Mudge Take the Big Test Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Circus Clown (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #7) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan: The Nineteenth Book of Their Adventures (Henry and Mudge Series) Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days: The Fifth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #4) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind: The Twelfth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #3) David A. Adler,Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain,Keith Neilson (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps: The Ninth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night: The Seventeenth Book of Their Adventures (Level 2, Reading Together) Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator),Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon: The Fourth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time: The Third Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator),Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in the Family Trees: The Fifteenth Book of Their Adventures (Level 2 Reading Together) Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers: The Seventh Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin: The Thirteenth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$443.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$517.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.63

Total project goal

$631.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$631.26

1 Donor

-$595.27

Donations toward project cost

-$518.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.44

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$0.00

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