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Ms. Nickels from Odessa TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stimulating Young Imaginations Through Reading!

Help me give my students the joy of discovering their spectacular, creative imaginations!

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 22 children in my class who are energetic, loving, and ready to learn! Many have difficult lives at home, so school is a safe place for them to find support. They work together and always support each other and cheer each other on when something is difficult. Our class is truly a team with a growth mindset. They celebrate each other's successes, and encourage others who are struggling. I love seeing our little community get stronger every day!

My Project

In my first year of teaching second grade, I have worked hard to build a classroom library to support readers of varying ability. Some of my students read at a kindergarten level, while others are able to read beyond a fourth-grade level. These book collections will help fill out my library and encourage ALL of my readers to develop a love of reading by providing fun, engaging books for them.

Few of my students have access to books at home, but they all deserve to be able to read as much as they want.

This addition to our classroom library would provide opportunities that the children may not have at home. Books can spark young imaginations in incredible ways, and I know I have students with great minds - they just need that little creative switch to be flipped. Books have that power!

Ms. Nickels
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Caldecott Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK–5 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades PreK-5 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Best of Grades K–1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades K-1 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00

Materials cost

$145.00

Vendor shipping charges

$14.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.83

Total project goal

$225.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.51

4 Donors

-$185.00

Donations toward project cost

-$157.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.75

match offer

-$40.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.08

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$0.00

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