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  • $819 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Busby
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 14 donors
  • $0 still needed

The More You Read, The More You Know and More Places You'll Go

My students need newer books for our classroom library, as well as books in Spanish for ESL students. I want them to have access to books they will enjoy reading!

My Students

"The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the more places you'll go." This is my favorite quote by Dr. Seuss. Reading takes us places we may not otherwise go and do things we may not otherwise do. These books will take scholars to places like Camp Halfblood, Narnia, and 1940's Europe.

I have not yet had the opportunity to meet my scholars for this school year.

I do know that the majority of them are African-American, with the next largest population being Hispanic. They are 6th graders in a Title 1 school. Some are higher level learners, and some are lower level learners. All of them, I know, are capable of amazing things! Unfortunately, they are looked down upon by others due to the community in which they live. But there is so much potential for greatness in these scholars. They simply need kind, caring, and compassionate friends to take an interest in them and their futures. Dr. Ben Carson came from a similar background to these scholars, but thanks to his mother encouraging his brother and him to do well in school (including weekly book reports turned in to her), he is now a world-renowned doctor and running for president. I know these scholars can achieve greatness, as well.

My Project

As a first year teacher, I do not have funds to build a good foundational classroom library. I have been given a few books, but not near enough to support the entire 6th grade population that I will see daily in my classes. I also have zero books for ESL scholars, and there is a large Hispanic population in my school. We will use these books to promote literacy and passion for reading, as well as in various writing activities. I will allow scholars to check books out of our classroom library, so that the joy of reading may continue after school hours. I found my love of reading in my early elementary years from teachers who allowed us to read books that we wanted to read, not books that we "had" to read. I would like to give scholars the same chance to read books they actually want to read, and be transported to so many different places!

Scholars need to have access to books that are age appropriate and engaging.

If they are not engaged, they will not care to continue reading. Your gracious donations will help scholars find their passion for reading! Today a reader; tomorrow a leader!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-8 + The Do-It-Yourself Book • Amazon Business $79.28 1 $79.28
The Kane Chronicles Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $30.62 1 $30.62
The Shadow Children, the Complete Series: Among the Hidden; Among the Impostors; Among the Betrayed; Among the Barons; Among the Brave; Among the Enemy; Among the Free • Amazon Business $29.14 1 $29.14
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set • Amazon Business $25.94 1 $25.94
The Missing Collection: Found; Sent; Sabotaged; Torn; Caught • Amazon Business $23.28 1 $23.28
Percy Jackson 04. Batalla del laberinto (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $21.08 1 $21.08
My Side of the Mountain Trilogy (My Side of the Mountain / On the Far Side of the Mountain / Frightful's Mountain) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Divergente (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
Los Juegos del Hambre = The Hunger Games (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.01 1 $16.01
The Heroes of Olympus Paperback 3-Book Boxed Set • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Percy Jackson y los Dioses del Olimpo II : El mar de los monstruos (Percy Jackson / Percy Jackson and the Olympians) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Echo • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Greenglass House • Amazon Business $11.81 1 $11.81
Hoyos = Holes (El Barco de Vapor) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband Chronicles) • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
One False Note (The 39 Clues, Book 2) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues, Book 11) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Nino con el pijama de rayas, El (Letras De Bolsillo / Pocket Letters) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, Book 3) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues, Book 7) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
El dador • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Percy Jackson 05. El ultimo heroe del Olimpo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Percy Jackson 03. La maldicion del titan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues , Book 4) • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $10.51 1 $10.51
El ladron del rayo / The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson Y Los Dioses Del Olimpo/ Percy Jackson and the Olympians) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Black Circle (The 39 Clues , Book 5) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, Book 9) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
In Too Deep (The 39 Clues, Book 6) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues, Book 8) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, Book 10) • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Wonder • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
Charlotte's Web (Spanish edition): La telarana de Carlota • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1) • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
Yo, Naomi Leon (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Hoot • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Young Reader's Choice Award - Intermediate Division) • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
Stuart Little • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66

Materials cost

$607.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$49.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$695.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.77

Total project goal

$818.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$818.47

12 Donors

-$578.47

Donations toward project cost

-$491.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.77

Matching donations from our partners

-$240.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$204.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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