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  • $460 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Pinnock
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Sixth Graders Will Read For Books!

My students need books, books, and more books!

My Students

I'm so happy my 6th grade students are falling in love with reading! The books are literally flying off the bookshelves everyday! The only problem is there are not enough books for all these students. We need a variety of books to meet the interests and needs of all 150 students who love to read!

My students are from an inner city school in Illinois.

The majority of students are reading below grade level. Unfortunately, many of the students come from homes without any books. They lack the necessary resources like books to practice their reading skills. As their reading teacher, I'm working diligently to get as many books in their hands as possible. The students are becoming more and more interested in reading everyday. Their eyes light up when new books come into the classroom. Unfortunately, due to limited funding, not enough new books come into the classroom. The students need new books to meet their varying needs and interests.

My Project

My students are in need of interesting books that will inspire and motivate them to read. Graphic novels, biographies, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Friendship, sports, and entertainment are their top picks for reading this year. They need access to as many books as possible. They need to choose books which are interesting to them. The students will enjoy and participate in reading more when they have high interest books made available to them in their classrooms.

This project is so important since many students today struggle with reading.

There is so much technology out there which easily distracts them from sitting down with a good book. Students today are even more unmotivated to read when they don't have choice in choosing books to read. Students will be more motivated to read when they get to pick books of interest to them. It will help them become lifelong readers!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoop Rat • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Tweenage Guide To Not Being Unpopular • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Justin Bieber • AKJ Books $16.05 1 $16.05
Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels: Full Court Flash • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Skateboard Breakdown • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Crash • AKJ Books $5.10 10 $51.00
Living Dead Girl CD • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Living Dead Girl MP3 CD • AKJ Books $14.59 2 $29.18
Holes (Audio) • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Soccer • AKJ Books $12.56 1 $12.56
Soccer • AKJ Books $8.06 1 $8.06
Soccer • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
From Marbles to Video Games • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
At the Controls • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Video Games • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
One Direction • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
One Direction: Test Your Super Fan Status • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fearless Feats: Incredible Records of Human Achievment (Guin • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Jokes from the Krusty Krab • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1-5) [Paperback] • AKJ Books $51.10 1 $51.10
Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid • AKJ Books $5.80 3 $17.40
The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement a • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Food Fight: A Graphic Guide Adventure Liam ODonnell, Mike De • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
The Fishy Fountain • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Quest for the Spark 1 • AKJ Books $8.02 2 $16.04
Adventures of Loud Boy #1: Sound Off! • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! 1 • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
Girls • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
For Girls Only • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$355.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$390.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.97

Total project goal

$459.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$459.82

5 Donors

-$434.82

Donations toward project cost

-$369.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.22

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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