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Mrs. Burke from West Palm Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Share The Love Of Reading!

My students need leveled books to improve reading ability and comprehension.

  • $525 goal

This project expired on August 10, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students LOVE reading! Unfortunately, as a first-year teacher, I do not have the money or resources to supply the students with a large variety of books for our classroom library. I would love to be able to give them new books that they can borrow and use to expand their love of reading!

My students come from low-income households and very diverse families.

We have a high percentage of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. Most of the school is on free or reduced lunches. School is often a safe place for these students, and they truly enjoy coming each and every day! The school offers a safe and nurturing learning environment for the students. The dedicated staff goes above and beyond their duties to make sure that all students are receiving the best possible education!

My Project

The students look most forward to independent reading time each day. They love to grab their book and head to the carpet to enjoy some "alone" time with the characters they have encountered through reading. These resources would allow me to expand the classroom library so that the students had more books available to them to expand their reading. I have seen great improvements over the year in students' reading levels, and I hope to continue to see that improvement. These leveled readers will help the students find a new book based on their level quickly so that they can dive right in to a new adventure!

Reading is often an escape for my students.

Most of them do not have access to their own books at home or are unable to get to the public library to check out books. Having a large variety of books that the students would have access too would help to instill the importance of reading and continue to grow their love of reading!

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

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG710X - Upper Grades Leveled Books Classroom Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $410.00 1 $410.00

Materials cost

$410.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$446.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.73

Total project goal

$524.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$524.88

10 Donors

-$404.88

Donations toward project cost

-$344.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.73

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

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$0.00

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