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Ms. Eide from Pewaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Summer Book Backpacks

My students need high interest books at a variety of different reading levels.

  • $3,063 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a high performing district that seeks to open the doors to learning for all students. Our goal is to do what is necessary to help each child achieve success inside and outside of school.

The children in our classrooms range from early childhood through third grade and come from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

We are passionate about making sure each and every child has the opportunities necessary to succeed. We believe that all students can achieve their full potential when provided with the right tools and instruction.

My Project

The books purchased through this grant will fill backpacks with books for students from our school to read over the summer. These books will be used by our most at risk readers grades Kindergarten through third grade. These backpacks will provide students in need with access to books over the summer.

"Placing books in the hands of children fundamentally influences their chances for both personal and academic success." (Constantino, 2014; Neuman & Celano, 2012; Allington & McFranzen, 2013; Kim, 2009).

Research has shown that students who do not read throughout the summer can drop as many as 4 reading levels. These books will help students maintain the growth they made during school over the summer. At the end of the summer the book backpacks will be returned to school and the books will be used again next summer.

The books selected include popular fiction series that children love such as Elephant and Piggy, Henry and Mudge, Mercy Watson, and Might Robot. We have also selected a variety of nonfiction National Geographic Readers and Scholastic Nonfiction readers that include high interest topics. These books will engage our at risk readers in essential summer reading.

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $10.98 10 $109.80
Community Helpers, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
Sports Talk, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
Inner Solar System, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $17.49 5 $87.45
The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $13.61 5 $68.05
Henry and Mudge Collector's Set: Henry and Mudge; Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble; Henry and Mudge in the Green Time; Henry and Mudge under the ... and Mudge and the Forever Sea (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $13.04 5 $65.20
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $19.45 3 $58.35
Pinky and Rex Love to Read!: Pinky and Rex; Pinky and Rex and the Mean Old Witch; Pinky and Rex and the Bully; Pinky and Rex and the New Neighbors; ... and Rex and the Spelling Bee (Pinky & Rex) • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Levels E-F: 12 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $12.23 4 $48.92
Biscuit's Neighborhood: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.96 4 $47.84
Little Critter Collector's Quintet: Critters Who Care, Going to the Firehouse, This Is My Town, Going to the Sea Park, To the Rescue (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.89 4 $47.56
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Levels E & F: 16 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $13.31 3 $39.93
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level D: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $17.97 2 $35.94
Fly High, Fly Guy! • Amazon Business $6.97 5 $34.85
Eloise Collector's Set: Eloise Breaks Some Eggs; Eloise Has a Lesson; Eloise at the Wedding; Eloise and the Very Secret Room; Eloise and the Snowman; Eloise's New Bonnet • Amazon Business $10.98 3 $32.94
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.24 2 $30.48
Cartwheel Katie (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $2.86 10 $28.60
Pete the Cat Phonics Box: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.93 3 $26.79
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are "Just Right" for Young Readers • Amazon Business $8.82 3 $26.46
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $13.22 2 $26.44
Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Calendar Mysteries #3: March Mischief • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Calendar Mysteries #2: February Friend • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
January Joker (Calendar Mysteries, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Andy Shane, Hero at Last • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
School Play: A Branches Book (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Field Trip: A Branches Book (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Pedro's Big Goal • Amazon Business $4.95 5 $24.75
Pedro and the Shark • Amazon Business $4.95 5 $24.75
Pedro's Mystery Club • Amazon Business $4.95 5 $24.75
Nate the Great Goes Undercover • Amazon Business $4.79 5 $23.95
Class Pets: A Branches Book (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe #2) • Amazon Business $4.74 5 $23.70
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level A: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $11.68 2 $23.36
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level C: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $11.68 2 $23.36
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn • Amazon Business $4.34 5 $21.70
Shark Attack! (Ready, Freddy! #24) • Amazon Business $4.28 5 $21.40
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mecha-monkeys From Mars (Book 4) • Amazon Business $4.24 5 $21.20
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Book 1) • Amazon Business $4.09 5 $20.45
Shoo, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy, No. 3) • Amazon Business $4.04 5 $20.20
The King of Show-And-Tell (Ready, Freddy! #2) • Amazon Business $4.01 5 $20.05
Tooth Trouble (Ready, Freddy) • Amazon Business $4.01 5 $20.05
Fox on Wheels (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Flutter, Butterfly! • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Iris and Walter (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Super Fly Guy • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Hi! Fly Guy • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Slither, Snake! • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Jump Pup! • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Play, Kitty! • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Swim Fish!: Explore the Coral Reef • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Fox at School (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Buzz, Bee! • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Iris and Walter: Lost and Found (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Iris and Walter and the Field Trip (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Iris and Walter: The Sleepover (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
National Geographic Readers: Sleep, Bear! • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits From Jupiter (Book 5) • Amazon Business $3.95 5 $19.75
Pedro the Ninja • Amazon Business $3.88 5 $19.40
Nate the Great and the Phony Clue • Amazon Business $3.87 5 $19.35
The Reading Race (Ready, Freddy! #27) • Amazon Business $3.76 5 $18.80
Nate the Great • Amazon Business $3.76 5 $18.80
Iris and Walter: Substitute Teacher (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.74 5 $18.70
No More Teasing (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $3.70 5 $18.50
Katie Woo and Friends • Amazon Business $3.67 5 $18.35
Cam Jansen: the Mystery of the U.F.O. #2 • Amazon Business $3.66 5 $18.30
Picture Day: A Branches Book (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe #1) • Amazon Business $3.42 5 $17.10
National Geographic Readers: Safari • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Dive, Dolphin • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Hop, Bunny!: Explore the Forest • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries (Cam Jansen: A Super Special) • Amazon Business $3.04 5 $15.20
National Geographic Kids Readers: Bugs (Pre-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97
Cam Jansen & The Mystery of the Television Dog (Cam Jansen) • Amazon Business $2.89 5 $14.45
All by Myself (Little Critter) (Look-Look) • Amazon Business $2.89 5 $14.45
Just Go to Bed (Little Critter) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $2.81 5 $14.05
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.74 3 $11.22
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.74 3 $11.22
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.68 3 $11.04
Piggy Bank Problems (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $2.04 5 $10.20
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $3.19 3 $9.57
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.19 3 $9.57
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Go Cub! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$2,508.67

Vendor shipping charges

$26.70

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$37.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,603.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$459.35

Total project goal

$3,062.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,062.35

22 Donors

-$2,425.29

Donations toward project cost

-$2,080.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$345.04

match offer

-$615.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$522.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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