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Mrs. Gilley from Flippin AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

So Many Books, So Little Funding...

My students need access to books, specifically these 17 new titles including "Wonderstruck" and "My Brother Sam Is Dead", to maximize reading success.

  • $471 goal

This project expired on January 15, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I became addicted to books at a very early age. I want my students to have that same love of books. However, financial limitations in our community have restricted many students access to books.

We live in a beautiful area of Arkansas-lakes, rivers and mountains surround us.

Unfortunately, our beautiful area is plagued by poverty. Poverty brings with it many negative effects in a child's life: lack of food, abuse, drug abuse, and illiteracy in the parents. Through all of these situations the students are still eager to learn; they want to broaden their world knowledge. Many of them use reading as an escape from their home life.

My Project

The books I have chosen will give students to read new titles by excellent authors. They will have quick access to these books in our classroom library. Having multiple copies of these books will allow us to engage the students in literature circles. Lit circles give students an opportunity to analyze and discuss a book in a peer group and help them build educational relationships.

Many of our students have very little at home and because our district is poor, as well, they sometimes get the "short end of the stick" in supplies at school.

By building a classroom library rich in titles I aim to change that. I hope to open doors for students through reading that they never thought possible.

Mrs. Gilley
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chomp • AKJ Books $12.57 4 $50.28
Close to Famous • AKJ Books $5.17 2 $10.34
Dark Life • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Dead End in Norvelt • AKJ Books $11.83 4 $47.32
Drawing from Memory • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
The Elephant Scientist • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Flesh and Blood So Cheap • AKJ Books $14.79 2 $29.58
Flyaway • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Glory Be • AKJ Books $12.57 4 $50.28
How to Survive Anything • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Inside Out & Back Again • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
May B. • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
The Mighty Miss Malone • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
George Vs. George • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Wheels of Change • AKJ Books $14.02 1 $14.02
Wonderstruck • AKJ Books $22.19 1 $22.19
My Brother Sam Is Dead (Trade) • AKJ Books $5.17 2 $10.34

Materials cost

$337.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$399.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.58

Total project goal

$470.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$470.51

1 Donor

-$235.25

Donations toward project cost

-$199.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.29

match offer

-$235.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$199.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.29

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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