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Mrs. C. from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The New Kids on the Block

The cost of 30 copies of each Shrek!, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and The New Kid on the Block from Barnes and Noble is $1207, 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>.

  • $1,207 goal

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I am a fourth grade teacher at a Title 1 elementary school in Houston. Over 200 of our 800 students have come to us courtesy of Hurricane Katrina. Seventeen of these students are in my classroom. The majority of my students are labeled "at-risk". This means they have not learned what is generally expected of students at their age and grade level. Since reading is critical to learning in every other subject, I am particularly focusing on reading skills this semester. To assist in this, I would like to request classroom sets of three books; "The New Kid on the Block", "Shrek", and "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble". Having classroom sets of these books, which are recommended reading for fourth grade, would allow each child their own copy to read in class, to take home and to read-along in classroom read aloud sessions. Although I have books for individual reading, having the class read the same book together is a very important reinforcement, especially since many of these children have never read chapter books before. Thank you so much for considering my request.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The New Kid on the Block Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 30 $485.70
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig • Barnes and Noble $6.29 30 $188.70
Shrek! William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 30 $187.50

Materials cost

$861.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$989.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$217.13

Total project goal

$1,206.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,206.26

4 Donors

-$1,155.50

Donations toward project cost

-$990.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$165.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$51.82

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$0.00

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