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Ms. Millar from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Slaying The 3rd Grade TAKS Reading Monster!

My students need 25 books, a rug, and two bean bag chairs.

  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

"You have once chance to prove your ability ... should you fail, you will disappoint many and start all over from the beginning." How often could that statement describe a situation in your life? Well, it does for the third graders in my class! They have only one chance this year to pass the Texas standardized test, the TAKS. If they fail they will be forced to repeat the 3rd grade again.

It is essential my students build their reading skills, and fast! Unfortunately, this may be difficult since they are all from a high-need community and may not have a variety of books or other resources to choose from at home. And as a first year teacher, my collection of books for our classroom library is rather limited.

Students need a large classroom library in order to improve their reading skills and increase their interest in reading. I need several books, and seating, in order to start building a quality library in an environment conducive to reading.

Your help will lead my students to discover the joy of reading and acquire the skills they need to pass the TAKS, continue to the fourth grade and thrive academically for years to come!

Ms. Millar
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Those Shoes Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Marjorie Priceman, T. Gates (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story Pete Seeger, Michael Hays (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Real Slam Dunk Charisse Richardson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Lost in the Tunnel of Time (Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs Series #2), Vol. 2 Sharon M. Draper, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Why the Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale Mary-Joan Gerson, Carla Golembe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stories Julian Tells Ann Cameron, Ann Strugnell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Aesop, Arthur Rackham (Illustrator), D. L. Ashliman (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.19 1 $15.19
7 x 9 = Trouble! Claudia Mills, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Buried Bones Mystery (Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs Series #1) Sharon M. Draper, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Junebug In Trouble Alice Mead • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Junebug Alice Mead • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Jacket Andrew Clements, McDavid Henderson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Color of My Words Lynn Joseph • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Wayside School Is Falling Down Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Holes Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Small Steps Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series #1) Dadey, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator), Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Werewolves Don't Go to Summer Camp (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #2) Dadey, Marcia Thornton Jones, Ralph Ed. Shapiro, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Mermaids Don't Run Track (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series #26) Debbie Dadey, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator), Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series #31) Debbie Dadey, Tarr, Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Illustrator), Richard Howard (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.00 1 $8.00
DELUXE BEAN BAG CHAIR RED-Red-Red--*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $58.33 1 $58.33
Americolors 6x6 Flagship Carpet---Color :Royal Blue -*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $122.82 1 $122.82
DELUXE BEAN BAG CHAIR YELLOW-Yellow-Yellow--*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $58.33 1 $58.33

Materials cost

$395.22

Vendor shipping charges

$39.52

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$449.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.71

Total project goal

$548.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$548.40

1 Donor

-$274.19

Donations toward project cost

-$224.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.35

match offer

-$274.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$224.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.36

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$0.00

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