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Mrs. Courtney from Toledo OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shaping a Community of Readers

My students need novels that we can read together as a class to further strengthen their love and appreciation for reading.

  • $636 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I've been blessed with the "job" of teaching the most vivacious, energetic, and eager to learn bunch of 5th graders! No only eager to learn, but eager to please! I am constantly trying to come up with new ways to challenge them and keep their interest for learning alive!

Through modeling and encouragement, my students have always been willing and excited to reach the high bar set out for them.

I can't wait to watch them continue to grow and succeed!

My Project

As a teacher, I have been given an extraordinary chance to shape the way young people view and appreciate reading, and my 5th grade students always rise to the challenge to learn and try new things. I'm asking for class-set copies of several grade and interest appropriate novels that my class can read together to help foster their creative writing as well their understanding of greater themes and ideas and how they relate to the world they live in.

I strive to create a community or young readers and writers within my classroom, but in order to do that they need inspiration!

It's learning to understand the feeling and meaning behind the words on the page that makes someone a life-long reader.

It's my hope that through the model of these mentor texts (Freak the Mighty, Tuck Everlasting, and Holes), my students will gain not only knowledge of literacy skills, but also a passion for reading that will continually guide them into choosing books of their own.

Mrs. Courtney
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
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 30 $174.90
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 30 $174.90
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 30 $153.00

Materials cost

$502.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$540.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.35

Total project goal

$635.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$635.69

7 Donors

-$501.24

Donations toward project cost

-$426.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.18

Matching donations from our partners

-$134.45

Match offers toward project cost

-$114.28

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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