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Ms. Spada from Greensboro NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Fundamental!

Help me give my students a classroom that they can feel comfortable in.

  • $561 goal

This project expired on November 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every child has capabilities, talents, and strengths; sometimes, all it takes is exposure or motivation. My class consists of 20 amazing students. Of those 20, most receive free or reduced-price lunch. They are from low-income housing areas, and some have just migrated to the area. Regardless of the situations they are in at home, I try and provide a consistent home for them at school.

Books should be able to let students learn something new, not necessarily facts and figures, but social and emotional interests as well.

The books that I am requesting for my students will be utilized to expand their view of the world and what books can really be. My goal is to have a class library that will feature complex and diverse main characters with different races, abilities, and nationalities, as well as a collection of books just as large as the school library!

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. I want my classroom library to be a place that my students really enjoy, and a place where they can feel comfortable. Reading can be both an individual adventure and a journey that we can take together. I want a variety of books that can be read on their own, that highlight each student, but also books that can be read to the whole class at once.

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.46 1 $49.46
Graphic Spin Books - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $43.16 1 $43.16
Magic Tree House Set 3 #17-24 - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.26 1 $42.26
Magic Tree House Set 1 #1-8 - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.26 1 $42.26
Magic Tree House Set 2 #9-16 - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.26 1 $42.26
Ottomanson Jenny Collection Light Blue Frame with Multi Colors Kids Children's Educational Alphabet (Non-Slip) Area Rug, Blue, 5'0" x 6'6" • Amazon Business $38.47 1 $38.47
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $24.71 1 $24.71
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
El Deafo • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Luciana (American Girl: Girl of the Year Book 1) (Spanish Edition) (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2018) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$401.89

Vendor shipping charges

$7.50

State sales tax

$31.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.14

Total project goal

$560.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.91

1 Donor

-$238.38

Donations toward project cost

-$238.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$280.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$238.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.07

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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