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Mrs. Lessmeister from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Lending Library

Help me give my students a variety of books to send home for my remote learners.

  • $556 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a wonderful group of second-grade students who are ready to learn. Although our classroom looks different this year, we are a team. Our goals are the same, and together my students will succeed. My students' places can go to are boundless as long as they have the right tools to get there.

My classroom includes students at all levels of learning.

Most of my students come from low-income homes. Many of them are English language learners who absorb words like sponges. They love both reading and math and are always up for a challenge. My students are always learning both in and outside the classroom. They are a hardworking bunch!

My Project

I would love to send home books with my students to read at home and then discuss them in breakout rooms. My students need books they want to read! High-interest books at the right level for my young readers.

Your funding for this project will allow me to send home books with my students to read and discuss with friends online.

We discussed what books students would like, and these are the titles they picked. I would love to surprise them with the perfect book in their take-home bags.

Mrs. Lessmeister
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Henry and Mudge (28 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $108.08 1 $108.08
Cam Jansen (26 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $97.08 1 $97.08
Humor (10 Books) • AKJ Education $61.92 1 $61.92
Pete the Cat (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $51.58 1 $51.58
Judy Moody (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 1 $35.86
Visualizing & Imagining (5 Books) • AKJ Education $28.40 1 $28.40
Ziploc Freezer Bags with New Grip 'n Seal Technology, Gallon, 80 Count • Amazon Business $8.29 2 $16.58
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Fiesta Dress • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Windmills • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$430.09

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$472.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.39

Total project goal

$555.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$555.93

3 Donors

-$326.01

Donations toward project cost

-$280.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.15

Matching donations from our partners

-$225.51

Match offers toward project cost

-$191.68

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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