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Mrs. Connell from Vallejo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Magical

Help me give my students high interest books that will get them excited about reading.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. No one would know that many of our students at the school come from hard home lives. Most put whatever is going on at home aside and have shining smiles. They all say they want to go to school so they can be smart enough to go to college. I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything.

I teach at a Title I school in California where many students have trauma in their lives.

Many of my students do not eat if they don't eat at school. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the idea that I am trying to teach my students, that reading is important and will take you places.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

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. My students already have shown an interest in independent reading, however do not have the access to the books that they have an interest in reading. This project will only help gain them access to high interest books and help feed their hunger for reading.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Nate (13 Books) • AKJ Education $112.04 1 $112.04
Bone (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $87.48 1 $87.48
Series Sampler - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $47.06 1 $47.06
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 Revised • AKJ Education $40.88 1 $40.88
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3) Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • AKJ Education $30.65 1 $30.65
Coretta Scott King Classroom Library Builder: Grades K-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $25.00 1 $25.00
STEAM Pack: Grades 3-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
El Deafo • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
The Invention of Hugo Cabret • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Dog-Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48

Materials cost

$419.27

Vendor shipping charges

$4.50

State sales tax

$38.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$498.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.96

Total project goal

$586.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$586.38

5 Donors

-$363.78

Donations toward project cost

-$316.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.07

match offer

-$213.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$181.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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