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Mr. Reno from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Guys Read Club

My students need "guy" books and a flip camera to establish a Guys Read club at school this new year.

  • $563 goal

This project expired on January 14, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many boys are having trouble reading. Not only do girls out score boys on most reading tests, overall college enrollment is higher for girls than boys. Why is this? What's happening to our boys? Our "Guys Read" club is going to break that norm by reading books that appeal to us.

Our Guys Read club is made up of 3rd through 5th grade boys who are coming together to share in the joy of reading...in a "guy" kind of way.

These guys are dedicated to becoming guys who will out score girls on reading test and will enroll and be successful in college. With this Guys Read club, these boys will read what they want to read with your help. They prefer books that are realistic fiction, non-fiction, humorous, informational, and comics and graphic novels. Oh and a little more humor. This group of boys is ready to do some guy reading.

My Project

With your donations, our Guys Read club will be able to read books and magazine that interest them. They will have the opportunity to record/share with their classmates and school their reading experiences, thoughts and reviews of their books with the Flip Video Camcorder. The Camcorder will also help to create a video about reading that will be shared at an all-school assembly. This hard work will showcase the power of reading to all and show other boys how fun reading can and will be.

The Guys Read club will help to motivate boys to read by connecting them to books and magazines that they want to read.

This, in turn, will encourage the importance of literacy amongst boys and this club will beat the norm with your help.

Mr. Reno
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FLIP VIDEO ULTRAHD CAMCORDER -- Flip Video Camcorders; UltraHD, White • Quill $199.99 1 $199.99
First Captain Underpants Collection: Boxed Set, Books 1 - 4 Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $20.48 1 $20.48
His Dark Materials Boxed Set: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman • Barnes and Noble $15.39 1 $15.39
Inheritance Cycle 3-Book Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr) Christopher Paolini • Barnes and Noble $46.13 1 $46.13
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1-28 Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $76.40 1 $76.40
Charlie Boxed Set: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Roald Dahl • Barnes and Noble $27.27 1 $27.27
Fifth Garfield Fat Cat 3-pack: Garfield Food for Thought; Garfield Swallows His Pride; Garfield Worldwide Jim Davis, Jim Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.48 1 $7.48
The Eighth Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack: Garfield by the Pound/Garfield Keeps His Chin Up/Garfield Takes His Licks, Vol. 8 Jim Davis, Jim Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.48 1 $7.48
Garfield Pigs Out Jim Davis • Barnes and Noble $11.37 1 $11.37
More Adventures of the Great Brain John D. Fitzgerald, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Great Brain John D. Fitzgerald, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Me and My Little Brain John D. Fitzgerald, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.69 1 $12.69

Materials cost

$434.92

Vendor shipping charges

$2.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$478.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.43

Total project goal

$562.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$562.87

4 Donors

-$562.87

Donations toward project cost

-$478.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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