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Mr. Buisson from Thibodaux LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Great Library Book Race

Help me give my students new books to read so that they can keep the light of discovery burning in their minds and hearts.

  • $991 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love the relationships created within our site. Our students come from a rural, small-town environment. It is an economically depressed area where very few parents of these students have graduated from high school, and they can not help their children academically. The small student to teacher ratio results in a close bond between teacher, student, and parent.

My students are special to me because during discussions, they share their "life experiences" of hunting and fishing with the same joy I share literature.

Their eyes light up when they explain their recent exploits in the woods or on the bayou. When I introduce them to characters in literature, they connect with a larger world, and their eyes are opened to possibilities they never dreamed.

Great literature will ignite the light of learning and keep the flame stoked in their imagination and hearts. Books in the hands of these students could open doors which may have otherwise, been forever closed.

My Project

Some of the resources I have chosen for my project include Newberry Award winning books. Students will be encouraged to read at least 10 pages per day from these library books. When they encounter a word they do not know, they will write the word on a sticky note along with its definition. For each page read, students will write a one sentence summary on an additional sticky note. Our school awards prizes monthly to students who reads and responds to the most pages in elementary, middle and high school. Everyone who has read, has increased their achievement on standardized test scores.

Last year, our 21 students in this tiny, rural school, read over 28,000 pages.

In addition, they documented their love of reading. They have exhausted most of the books in our small, hand me down library. New books will increase their excitement! By reading award winning books, our students will increase their skills as their imagination soars to places these rural students may only visit in literature. In addition, a document camera can assist with guided reading and writing instruction.

Mr. Buisson
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 5 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $304.81 1 $304.81
Luna ™ 2.0 Interactive Projection Camera • AKJ Education $179.99 1 $179.99
Student Markers With Erasers 10pk • Teachers' School Supply $15.00 4 $60.00
Classic Fairy Tales Set Of All 6 • Teachers' School Supply $40.70 1 $40.70
From The Mixed-up Files Of Mrs • Teachers' School Supply $8.99 2 $17.98
Hoot • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 2 $15.98
Holes Paperback • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 2 $15.98
Newbery Winners Sarah Plain & Tall • Teachers' School Supply $7.05 2 $14.10
Newbery Winners Sounder • Teachers' School Supply $6.99 2 $13.98
The Indian In The Cupboard • Teachers' School Supply $6.99 2 $13.98
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer • Teachers' School Supply $5.99 2 $11.98
Charlottes Web • Teachers' School Supply $8.99 1 $8.99
Tuck Everlasting Paperback • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Corduroy Literature • Teachers' School Supply $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$713.45

Vendor shipping charges

$25.15

State sales tax

$62.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$841.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.54

Total project goal

$990.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$990.27

1 Donor

-$990.27

Donations toward project cost

-$841.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.54

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$0.00

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