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Ms. Larkin from Tempe AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Summer Reading Project

My students need to read over the summer and these books are carefully picked by their interests and passions.

  • $405 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Arredondo Elementary is a title I school and 90% of the population qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Many of our students come from a single parent family who juggles having employment or having to work odd hours. Arredondo is able to offer them two meals per day, a safe and focused education and a staff who sets the expectations high while also creating relationships with the students. Our students deal with many outside situations but still manage to do their personal best at school.

My Project

I chose chapter books that would promote learning during the summer months. A low percentage of our students will continue learning after school is out for summer. This is due to lack of financial ability, not a lack of passion for learning.

Our school environment strives on AR competition from class to class, as well as school wide.

I want to give students the tools to read during the summer and return to school and be proud to start the year off strong with comprehension points.

Often times, the learning process will stop during the summer because kids are not reading. The books I chose are specific to their hobbies and interests which will excite and engage their interest in summer reading.

Ms. Larkin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) • AKJ Education $6.56 25 $164.00
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.21 10 $42.10
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Education $4.21 10 $42.10
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.10 10 $41.00

Materials cost

$289.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$344.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.74

Total project goal

$404.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$404.96

1 Donor

-$404.96

Donations toward project cost

-$344.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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