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Mrs. Staud from Hamilton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Power

Help me give my students books to meet their varied needs. Having different leveled books helps my students be successful during their daily independent reading time. Students love graphic novels like Camp, Best Friends & Just Jaime.

  • $226 goal

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My Students

I am a teacher in a high poverty school where my students face many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the obstacles they face, my students enjoy school. School is their safe haven, it's the constant in their life.

All students deserve the same opportunities to become successful, competent readers!

Some of the students in my classroom come from homes where learning to read is not a top priority. Meeting the child's basic needs of food and shelter takes precedence. Many of the families I service do not speak English as their first language. My students typically do not live in homes filled with books. All students deserve the opportunity to be immersed in a learning environment where reading is valued and enjoyed.

My Project

My 5th-grade​ students enjoy their daily independent reading time. During this time, they have freedom of choice! I like to keep newly published books in our classroom library to keep my students motivated.

I teach a group of diverse learners.

Many students in my class are reading below grade level. In my experience, I have found that graphic novels are a great way to get reluctant readers interested in books!

I'm looking forward to adding many new titles to our classroom library. Many of these books are titles in a series. This is also a great way to get kids interested in books!

Mrs. Staud
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
In a Glass Grimmly • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Lubna and Pebble • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Line Tender • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Tito the Bonecrusher • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Speechless • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Apocalypse Taco • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
P.S. Be Eleven (Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
The Promise • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Estranged • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
Camp • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Grimm Conclusion (A Tale Dark & Grimm) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Scar Island • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$159.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.85

Total project goal

$225.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.65

3 Donors

-$109.00

Donations toward project cost

-$100.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.85

match offer

-$107.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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