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Ms. Headley from Laveen AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Rocks!

My students need Dork Diaries, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bad Kitty, and I Survived books to encourage a strong love of reading.

  • $497 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I remember getting hooked on a series of books as a child. I would wait with anticipation and excitement for books to be released. Then immerse myself in reading the brand new installment in my latest series. My students share that same excitement and wonder waiting for and then finally diving into the newest books in their favorite series. My students are inquisitive, avid readers who are always looking to discover the newest adventures in their favorite book series or try a novel series that sparks their interest.

I teach in a Title I school in the Arizona valley.

I have students with all different reading abilities and foundations. My students come to school with unique challenges and strengths. Our school library has lots of books but I want my students to have access to their own books without waiting. My students have a love of reading and and I want them to have access to the best books possible. Reading is the foundation for success and a love of reading opens doors to the future for my kiddos.

My Project

The books I hope to receive will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I try to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy. They preview books, follow series, and get to borrow them too! Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and my students are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. I have watched the series such as Dork Diaries, Bad Kitty, and I Survived! my students follow and want to keep them engaged with more choices. I have also taken surveys asking 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.

Every student can enjoy reading once they find the right book for them. They want 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 have always shown an amazing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

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

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
Poor Puppy and Bad Kitty • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Dork Diaries 6 Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 8 Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 9 Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 10 Tales from a Not-so-perfect Pet Sitter • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 7 Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 3 Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 1 Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 5 Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 2 Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 4 Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 11 • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 6: Cabin Fever • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 - Hard Luck • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9 The Long Haul • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Double Down • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 7 The Third Wheel • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4 - Dog Days • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5 The Ugly Truth • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 2 - Rodrick Rules • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 3 - The Last Straw • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
I Survived Collection: Books #1-4 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty Meets The Baby • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray The Uproar at the Front Door • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #18: Happy Birthday, Babymouse • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #19: Bad Babysitter • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty for President • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty School Daze • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
I Survived #9: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #4: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #10: I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
I Survived #11: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$361.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$422.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.53

Total project goal

$496.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$496.85

3 Donors

-$487.42

Donations toward project cost

-$422.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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