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Mr. Ohl from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Suspenseful Books For Super Kids!

My students need multiple copies of 21 different books from the incredibly popular series "Fear Street"; by R.L. Stine for a total of 71 suspenseful books!

  • $514 goal

This project expired on May 20, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our kids are truly great! Everyday our investment in them is paying major dividends and they are making significant intellectual gains. The problem is that we never have enough interesting books for them! We don't have a school library and we really need more engaging books!

We are located in the South Bronx which is ground-zero for childhood poverty.

Our students' and their families cannot afford to buy books even in good economic times. In these tough times, things are much worse and our school budget has been cut for seven consecutive budget cycles. Our good books are in very short supply! This is why I have written this grant to you. We desperately need your help to get these suspenseful books and help our amazing students progress to higher reading levels. We use the Reader's Workshop model from Columbia Teacher's College. What that means is that each student is expected to read a book at his or her reading level. To accomplish this task we must at all times have a multitude of interesting books at a variety of reading levels. The books I have carefully chosen for this grant would help our classroom library to meet these goals. These books would immediately be used by students to improve their reading comprehension.

My Project

We teach strategies for how to think deeper about a text you are reading. These strategies are profoundly effective if the book is right for you. These books will be right for many of our kids. They will be utilized from the day they are received at our school for an hour a day of independent reading. Many students will also read the books every night at home for multiple hours. Our students have been begging me to get them interesting on-level books to read. The books I have selected for this grant are written by R.L. Stine the legendary scary book writer! The books involve suspenseful tales that really engage kids and keep them excited about reading! Fear street is an extremely popular series for Middle School kids! My students need multiple copies of 21 different books from the incredibly popular series "Fear Street"; by R.L. Stine for a total of 71 suspenseful books! These books will be read and reread over and over again.

Please help us provide our students with the powerful ideas and experiences in these engaging books!

I have bought numerous books on my own but a teacher's salary doesn't give enough room for the kind of philanthropy that our kids desperately need. Please help us by providing these essential resources for our wonderful students! We thank your for your continuing support for our cause. The betterment of our students is the betterment of our world. Thank you!

Mr. Ohl
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 217 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Stepsister (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
Fear Street: First Date (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
Halloween Party (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
All-Night Party (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
The Confession (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
Killer's Kiss (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
Switched (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
The Best Friend (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
The New Girl (Fear Street Series #1) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
Rich Girl (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
Secret Admirer (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
Moonlight Secrets (Fear Street Nights Series #1) R. L. Stine, Designed by David Stevenson • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 3 $15.36
Goodnight Kiss: (Fear Street: Fear Street Collector's Edition Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
The Perfect Date (Fear Street Series) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 3 $15.36
Midnight Games (Fear Street Nights Series #2) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 3 $15.36
The Attack Of The Aqua Apes; Nightmare In 3-D (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $15.73 2 $31.46
Revenge of the Shadow People and The Bugman Lives!: Twice Terrifying Tales R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 3 $17.91
Stay Away from the Tree House and Eye of the Fortuneteller: Twice Terrifying Tales R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 3 $17.91
Darkest Dawn R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 3 $15.36
Fright Knight and The Ooze: Twice Terrifying Tales R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 3 $17.91
Hide and Shriek and Who's Been Sleeping in My Grave?: Twice Terrifying Tales R. L. Stine • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94

Materials cost

$395.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$436.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.07

Total project goal

$513.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$513.80

1 Donor

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

match offer

-$416.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$354.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.52

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$0.00

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