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Mrs. F. from Fort Mill SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Gift of Reading...

The cost of 13 different book bundles from AKJ Educational Services, including Natural Disasters, Pets, Donosaurs, and Jim Trelease Read-Alouds, for a total of 126 books, is $830, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $814 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

As an elementary school media specialist in SC, my goal is to offer numerous opportunities that promote reading and that transform children into lifelong readers. One program that I have developed is the Birthday Book Giveaway. Basically, this program provides a new book and bookmark to each student in our school. After they are honored on the morning news show, children with birthdays are invited to the media center to choose a book from a large selection of brand new paperback books. The Birthday Book Giveaway is very effective in sending a powerful message to children about the importance of reading. Giving a book as a gift is the ultimate way for adults to share their enthusiasm for reading and to show children how much books are valued. This program ‘reaches' all the children at our school, not just those from one group. For underprivileged children, this book may be the only gift that they get on their special day. For children of higher income, the book may be the only non-electronic gift they receive. For slow readers, the book serves as an invaluable practice tool for reading. For skillful readers, the book becomes a new treasure to dive into. The program doesn't stop at the point of book selection. Instead, the gift keeps on giving... The student proudly takes home the book and reads it (because he selected it) and then rereads it. The book is put on the shelf for a later time, for keepsake, or to be shared with siblings or friends. Other students after reading their book might decide to participate in another reading promotional program called the Book Exchange. The Book Exchange is a room in which students swap out used books for other used books. So if students part with their birthday books, they can bring them to the Book Exchange and select another. Once they read that one, they return it and take another, and so on; and there you have it-- a lifelong reader! A variety of titles have been selected providing a much higher quality choice of literature than what we had previously been able to afford. This program is a great way to give the ‘gift of reading' to hundreds of children.

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 570 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Caldecott Medal Books: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (15 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $94.40 1 $94.40
Sports: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (17 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $75.76 1 $75.76
Newbery: Book Bundle for Grades 3-5 (12 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $62.66 1 $62.66
Barnyard Animals: Book Bundle for Grades K-2 (12 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $51.84 1 $51.84
Jim Trelease Read-Alouds: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $49.19 1 $49.19
Sports: Book Bundle for Grades 1-3 (11 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $45.85 1 $45.85
Dinosaurs: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $40.90 1 $40.90
Natural Disasters: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (11 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $40.02 1 $40.02
Favorite Chapter Books: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $39.16 1 $39.16
Humor: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (6 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $26.98 1 $26.98
Pets: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (5 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $21.76 1 $21.76
Amphibians: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (4 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $14.76 1 $14.76
Natural Disasters: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (3 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $13.06 1 $13.06

Materials cost

$576.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$667.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.48

Total project goal

$813.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$813.76

1 Donor

-$800.74

Donations toward project cost

-$668.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$132.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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