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

Reading is MAGICAL!

My students need a class set of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 3rd graders at a Title 1 school in North Carolina where most of my students come from the neighborhood and receive free lunch and breakfast due to their socioeconomic status. Also, for many of my students English is their second language.

We looped together from 2nd to 3rd grade and have a very close bond.

My students are very intelligent, funny, and passionate about learning. They set high goals for themselves and talk regularly about future careers and colleges they want to attend.

My goal is to continue to foster their love for education by keeping them engaged in what they are learning.

My Project

My students love Harry Potter almost as much as I do. I read the first book in the series to them last year and they're HOOKED! We have a Harry Potter themed classroom and we've been sorted into our houses and now we want to READ!

They have been begging me to read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets this year!

However, being in 3rd grade now there is a big push from administration for students to have the text in hand. Our school is entirely free and reduced lunch and I cannot ask every family to purchase this book for their child.

We will be doing a novel study using Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. My students will be thrilled to read this book and their skills will improve significantly because they are invested in this magical world. We can't wait to learn more about Harry, his friends, and their fight against evil!

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets • Amazon Business $7.39 20 $147.80

Materials cost

$147.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.80

Total project goal

$225.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.35

1 Donor

-$112.68

Donations toward project cost

-$95.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.90

match offer

-$112.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$95.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.90

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$0.00

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