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Mrs. Rafferty from Fayetteville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Our Jam! (Title 1, Military Classroom)

Help me give my students a passion for reading. We are in need of a variety of books to help build our classroom library!

  • $196 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon in which you can use to change the world." I agree and know that my students are our future. They are going to be the doctors, teachers, innovators, and so on of our future. It is important that we give them a strong education now, so they can be successful and have a bright future. My kids are AMAZING! They are always eager to learn and try new things. Giving up is never an option for them as the strive for success.

100% of my students receive free breakfast and lunch due to their low socio-economic status.

Another portion of my students come from military homes, in which they have families overseas or come from a single-parent household. All of my students are excited to learn and need materials and resources that they aren't able to get at home. They do not let their socioeconomic status and/or language barriers stop them from reaching their fullest potential. With the right materials and resources, students will be able to receive a powerful education that will allow them to solve any problem.

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy-I read on the carpet to them, they complete work there, and they read independently! Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind-I have watched them the past few weeks of school read titles just like these, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

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 astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

Mrs. Rafferty
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cam Jansen 6 Book Set (Mystery of the UFO, Mystery of the Monster Movie, Ghostly Mystery, First Day • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
National Geographic Readers: Helen Keller (Level 2) (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Manatees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Wolves • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Kids Readers: Mummies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$124.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.35

Total project goal

$195.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.64

1 Donor

-$166.29

Donations toward project cost

-$166.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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