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Ms. Andre from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Together (at Home)!

Help me give my students an engaging, fun book club book that they will read over and over again!

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

During this distance learning time, many students in my class have limited access to books at home. Many families rely on our school and public libraries to find books that are engaging for their children. Students are now learning through the online platform Seesaw and reading books on websites like Epic and Tumble Books. However, I notice that some students struggle to read digital books.

Cultivating the social aspects of reading promotes reading engagement!

For example, asking students to share about the books they have read sparks excitement for third-grade readers. Students are thinking of one another and missing our shared daily reading routines in the classroom.

My Project

I am requesting a copy of the book My Friend is Sad for each of my third-grade students. This story features two of my class' favorite characters, Elephant and Piggy. My Friend is Sad is sweet and funny! The book is ideal for teaching specific lessons about reading fluency and expression as well as finding an author's central message.

Beyond supporting reading instruction, this project will strengthen our classroom community by helping students connect socially with one another!

It is hard for students to be apart from one another during this time. They express loneliness and sadness at being isolated from their friends. The social aspects of learning are powerful and often what make learning reading and math enjoyable for third graders. This project aims to start a simple, accessible book club that will nurture students' emotional well-being and promote reading!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 22 $153.78

Materials cost

$153.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.84

Total project goal

$218.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.93

2 Donors

-$109.46

Donations toward project cost

-$93.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.42

match offer

-$109.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.42

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$0.00

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