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Mrs. Sluiter from Wyoming MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spring Book Drive

My students need 29 books! We do Reader's Workshop, so the more books available, the better!

  • $356 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day my students start class by pulling out an individually chosen book to read. We spend a significant amount of time in class reading and writing about what we read. Books are essential for this process to happen.

I teach 8th graders in a Title 1 school in West Michigan.

My students are extremely diverse not just in ethnicity and background, but also in their learning styles and their reading preferences. The students in my school definitely suffer a vocabulary deficit and word poverty. The best way to combat both issues is by reading voraciously.

My Project

My students will use these books to read! The books I have requested are all from a student-generated "Wish List". Many are from series that I have one or two books of already, but many are new books they have heard about because they enjoyed a book like it, or love the author. So students will be reading these books and writing about them and talking about them.

I've mentioned before that many of my students walk in the door already suffering word poverty and a severe vocabulary deficit.

Reading books they love will not just ignite a love of reading, but will boost their vocabulary, their confidence, and their overall success in school and life!

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal (Ms. Marvel Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 4 • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
The Marbury Lens • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Orbiting Jupiter • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Chinese Handcuffs • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
In Real Life • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Grasshopper Jungle • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Pride and Prej. and Zombies) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Street Pharm • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
I Will Save You • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Don't Look Behind You • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
La Linea: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Trouble • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bone, Vol. 9: Crown of Horns • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
Snitch • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
Rumble • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
Takedown • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Ball Don't Lie • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
Michael Vey 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
What Janie Found • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
Okay for Now • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Afterlife • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$268.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$302.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.39

Total project goal

$355.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$355.94

6 Donors

-$355.94

Donations toward project cost

-$302.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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