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Ms. Cyr from Auburn ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take A Seat: Read About History

Help me give my students access to biography texts and a comfy seat during our research unit!

  • $445 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in a combined 3rd and 4th grade Harry Potter inspired, and teacher created environment. My students are creative, inquisitive, and an active group! They are very supportive of one another's successes, and the class as a whole, and will try their very best as we practice growth mindset daily.

Our school is urbanly located, and is a Title I school.

The program provides supplemental funding to districts with high concentrations of poverty in order to help meet school educational goals. The school has about 270 students, where over 90% receive or qualify for free lunch and breakfast.

What is inspiring about my students is that they pull together and support one another not only academically, but emotionally and socially. Many come to school with struggles, yet prepared to learn and as we say "grow our brains!" I want our classroom to be a place of comfort and a place to express their individual learning styles.

My Project

Each year, we embark on non fiction and research club reading units. The texts are selected to not only provide for meeting reading standards, but also informational and opinion writing units and social studies units. During these units, students require a broad selection of relatable and leveled texts to adequately differentiate. We have been borrowing many of our texts from our building's shared guided reading library and individual classroom libraries. The problem this poses is that demand is greater than supply when other teachers need to pull from the same genre. By having a readily available selection of texts, my students will have immediate and guaranteed access to interesting people in history. Currently, our classroom library is a quiet nook eliciting focus. However, it does not provide much comfort. My students deserve a comfy seat to further enjoy their new texts!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHILDCRAFT PREMIUM JUMBO ROUND BEAN BAG - 38 INCH - SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $67.46 1 $67.46
The Inventor's Secret • AKJ Education $12.37 4 $49.48
Amelia Earhart • AKJ Education $8.02 4 $32.08
Night Flight • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $4.49 4 $17.96
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington • AKJ Education $3.64 4 $14.56
Eat My Dust! • AKJ Education $3.64 4 $14.56
My Brother Martin • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Amelia Earhart • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Amelia Earhart • AKJ Education $2.91 4 $11.64
Time For Kids: Henry Ford Putting the World on Wheels • AKJ Education $2.91 4 $11.64
Martin's Dream • AKJ Education $2.91 4 $11.64
Free at Last!: The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Who Was Henry Ford? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
We'll Race You Henry • AKJ Education $4.05 2 $8.10
Flying Ace • AKJ Education $1.90 2 $3.80
CHILDCRAFT BEAN BAG - OPTION CLASS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
CHILDCRAFT BEAN BAG - BLUE - OPTION ONLY • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$320.42

Vendor shipping charges

$6.75

State sales tax

$16.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$378.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.71

Total project goal

$444.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$444.71

2 Donors

-$222.36

Donations toward project cost

-$189.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$222.34

Match offers toward project cost

-$188.99

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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