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Mrs. Diehl from East Canton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Karate...Exploring New Book Genres

My students need to cultivate their love of reading by being introduced to new and exciting books and genres and participating in a fun contest.

  • $604 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in a small, rural community, and we have approximately 60 students per grade. Many of our families have lived in the area for several generations.

The families and students at my school are special because they genuinely care about those around them.

In my classroom, bullying is not common because of the camaraderie we experience and the closeness we feel.

Being a tight-knit and hard-working neighborhood has both advantages and downfalls. As a new librarian, I know that one downfall is the lack of exposure to the outside world.

My Project

Reading karate will encourage students to explore different genres and expand learning in exciting areas. The purchases from this project will provide new options for my students. For example, our library has very few STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) books available, and this grant will offer new materials. The non-fiction section is also lacking and new books will spark student interest.

Elementary students are often 'stuck' in one area of literature because they are afraid to move outside the 'genre box.' By giving the students a competition and a reason to explore, many of them will be inspired to read new books in the library.

Each genre will be represented by a different color of ‘belt.’ For example, when a student reads a S.T.E.M. book, a brown piece of yarn will be added to the student’s ‘mini-person.’ The students who collect all the reading belts will be awarded the Karate Champion Reading Award.

Mrs. Diehl
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAFT STICKS W/PEOPLE SHAPESPACK OF 36 • School Specialty $5.39 7 $37.73
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
A Drop Of Water A Book of Science and Wonder • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Giant Squid • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Glow Animals with Their Own Night-Lights • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Actual Size • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Noisy Paint Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The War that Saved My Life • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Waiting • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Year of Billy Miller • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Face to Face With Gorillas • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Inventor's Secret What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Bear Wants More • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
Blue Animals • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
Calves • AKJ Education $9.93 1 $9.93
Plants Feed Me • AKJ Education $9.32 1 $9.32
Dream Big, Little Pig! • AKJ Education $8.83 1 $8.83
Bringing in the New Year • AKJ Education $8.31 1 $8.31
Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World • AKJ Education $7.65 1 $7.65
Hello, Mommy Zooborns! • AKJ Education $7.65 1 $7.65
Bullies Never Win • AKJ Education $7.38 1 $7.38
The Great Divide • AKJ Education $7.36 1 $7.36
A Bus Called Heaven • AKJ Education $6.97 1 $6.97
Polar Bears • AKJ Education $6.97 1 $6.97
Boris #3: Boris for the Win (A Branches Book) - Library Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Chickens • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Circulatory System • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Beetles • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Digestive System • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Cats Sleep Anywhere • AKJ Education $4.13 1 $4.13
The Rainbow Fish to the Rescue • AKJ Education $3.82 1 $3.82
Scholastic Discover More: Emergency Vehicles • AKJ Education $3.28 1 $3.28
65236-7550-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Hot Green • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-1290-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Dazzle Blue • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-8810-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Warm Brown • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-1270-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Black Currant • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-7330-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Dark Pine • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-1040-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, White • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-3160-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Rose Pink • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-2980-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Red • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-2050-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Black • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-5010-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Light Blue • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-4550-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Hot Orange • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-4390-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Sunshine • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-3290-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Hot Pink • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
65236-6550-Lily Sugar N'' Cream Yarn - 2.5 oz, 4-Ply, Soft Violet • Blick Art Materials $2.11 1 $2.11
Red Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Orange Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Green Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Brown Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Rockets, Stars, and Outer Space • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Being Teddy Roosevelt • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Maybelle and the Haunted Cupcake • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
No Dogs Allowed • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Read All About It! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
The One and Only Stuey Lewis • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Purple Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
White Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Yellow Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Dora's Eggs • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Pink Everywhere • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$468.44

Vendor shipping charges

$7.72

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$513.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.56

Total project goal

$603.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$603.75

7 Donors

-$466.73

Donations toward project cost

-$400.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.96

Matching donations from our partners

-$132.26

Match offers toward project cost

-$112.42

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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