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Ms. Lackey from Conroe TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is FUNdamental

Help me give my students a classroom library that consists of a combination of high interest, low readability books and complex novels in order to become life-long readers.

  • $1,251 goal

This project expired on January 13, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a third-grade self-contained class in a small, and close-knit community north of Houston, TX. Eighty percent of our student population receives free or reduced-price lunch, and many of our families are still experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.

My students are funny, sweet, active and caring third graders who are eager to learn and experience new things.

However, their reading abilities and interests vary. Their educational needs are met through small group instruction, dyslexia and RTI (intervention services), and other research-based​ teaching strategies.

My Project

My students love reading and always look forward to reading time during the school day. Our reading lesson consists of a short mini-lesson and a read-aloud from our current mentor text. Afterwards, my kiddos read books from their book bags for 45 minutes every day. While I am able to provide some books for our classroom library, the selections are limited.

By providing a classroom library, my students will be able to choose books on their reading level in order to develop reading skills that will help them become lifelong learners.

Additionally, reading will allow them to use their imagination and travel to different worlds while reading a book that is on their reading level. Most importantly, a classroom library that provides reading selections to address the needs and interests of my students will continue to help my students develop and maintain their love for reading.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $84.45 1 $84.45
Magic Tree House Merlin Missions #1-25 Boxed Set (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $67.74 1 $67.74
Calendar Mysteries Set of 12: January Joker, February Friend, March Mischief, April Adventure, May Magic, June Jam, July Jitters, August Acrobat, September Sneakers, October Ogre, November Night, December Dog • Amazon Business $53.97 1 $53.97
Clementine Series (8 Book Box Set) [Includes seven chapter books and the "Clementine All About You Journal"] • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, OMG, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.28 1 $36.28
Bad Kitty's Complete Purrfect Boxed Set Seven Chapter Books Plus the Bad Kitty Keep Your Paws Off My Journal Journal by Nick Bruel by Nick Bruel (2015-08-02) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book 10-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $26.44 1 $26.44
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $22.92 1 $22.92
Kung Pow Chicken Set of 3 Paperback Books By Cyndi Marko Includes 1- Let's Get Cracking 2- Bok! Bok! Boom! 3- The Birdy Snatchers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Zathura • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Notebook of Doom, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
The Circus Ship • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Bink and Gollie: The Completely Marvelous Collection • Amazon Business $15.01 1 $15.01
The North Star • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Happy Dreamer • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
The Sweetest Fig • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
King Hugo's Huge Ego • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
The Snatchabook • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Hattie and Hudson • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Stranger • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Magician's Elephant • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Four • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Green Toenails Gang (Olivia Sharp: Agent for Secrets) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Sly Spy (Olivia Sharp: Agent for Secrets) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!: Special Edition (The Bad Guys #7) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
The Pizza Monster (Olivia Sharp: Agent for Secrets) • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
Third Grade Angels • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eva's Big Sleepover: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Heroes on the Side (Kung Pow Chicken #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Princess of the Fillmore Street School (Olivia Sharp: Agent for Secrets) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
The Hall Monitors Are Fired!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #8) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Song of the Poison Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #5) • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $4.47 1 $4.47
The Wildwood Bakery: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #7) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Roar of the Thunder Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #8) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Baxter is Missing: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #6) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $3.86 1 $3.86

Materials cost

$1,017.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,062.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$187.58

Total project goal

$1,250.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,250.53

11 Donors

-$865.33

Donations toward project cost

-$744.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.70

match offer

-$374.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$318.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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