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Mrs. Holbrook from Laurel MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shelf Life

Help me give my students the gift of a well-stocked classroom library and a document camera! This includes Time For Kids and Storyworks magazines.

  • $548 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I middle school in South Mississippi made up of approximately 700 students. The racial makeup of our school district is currently 87.84% African American, 7.75% White, 4.28% Hispanic, and 0.13% Asian. Additionally, all of the students at our school receive free breakfast and lunch.

With that said, I do not have a single student who is not bright, creative, and a joy to be around!

However, many are faced with personal challenges and difficulties. I want to give them every opportunity to be successful as I can. They truly are deserving of it!

My Project

Over the past 2 years I have built up my classroom library with titles spanning many genres. Students love checking out books and get very excited whenever I buy more books, especially if they are graphic novels. I am hoping that having more high-interest books (and magazines) to add to our classroom library, will continue to further their love of reading.

Additionally, my classroom does not have a document camera.

This would be an invaluable resource as I would be able to project a book or assignment up onto the whiteboard for students to see. A bonus would be that this would help to save paper!

Mrs. Holbrook
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - Grade 5-6 with Teacher's Guide and financial bonus issues • TIME for Kids $4.50 24 $108.00
IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera (5-880-4-01-00) • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Storyworks, Grades 4-6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $8.49 10 $84.90
Coretta Scott King Classroom Library Builder: Grades K-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $25.00 1 $25.00
Coraline Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 - Hard Luck • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 3 - The Last Straw • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $9.31 1 $9.31
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Lunch Lady #1: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #2: Our Hero • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$391.41

Vendor shipping charges

$10.99

State sales tax

$27.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$465.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.18

Total project goal

$547.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.85

5 Donors

-$483.47

Donations toward project cost

-$423.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.30

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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