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Mrs. Brown from Merrillville IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Third Graders Are Begging for Books!

My students need updated books that are not falling apart, like our current library, that range in interest across the diverse group I serve.

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my class there are 25 amazing children who have discovered that reading is one of the greatest adventures around. My students are constantly asking me to buy various book series to add to our classroom library, because the one copy the school library has of these exciting books, seem to be hard to get on library day.

Books are important in this classroom!

We are so thrilled that reading has become such an exciting adventure we've taken. When children beg for time to read, just because they love their book and want to know what's happening next.....well that's a huge success for any teacher. Reading in key and these kids get it.

My Project

A teacher's job is to make their students life long learners and readers. Unfortunately, it isn't the easiest thing to do for every child in a classroom. Many students walk in with the attitude that reading is a waste of time or too hard, so they don't. The key is finding the material that gets their attention and that they can read successfully. With the wide range of interest and reading levels in one classroom, a teacher must pay close attention to what interests his/her students to find the book series that will change the heart of their student, and spark a love for reading.

Books are an invaluable resource.

Teachers try their best to fill their classroom library, with books that will engage their students. But from year to year the popular series change and it tends to get expensive. This is why you will find a various range of books I would like added to our library. So many students love the super hero books and other graphic novels, that my library lacks at this time. Also, there are so many great series the students would love to have access to each day, without having to wait until it's available in the library. My students have required reading they must do every trimester, and it's much easier to complete when they are reading the books they love. If this project is fully funded, I will have students rushing to our classroom library with a smile on their face, to find their next big adventure.

Mrs. Brown
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Dork Diaries x 10 title set: Dork Diaries/Party Time/How to Dork your Diary/Pop Star/Dear Dork/TV Star/Skating Sensation/Holiday Heartbreak/OMG/Once Upon a Dork • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Geronimo Stilton Series 1 Collection 10 Books Box Set • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $41.21 1 $41.21
Captain Underpants Box Set • Amazon Business $37.98 1 $37.98
DC Super Hero Girls Box Set • Amazon Business $30.20 1 $30.20
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
The Big Book of Superpowers (DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Big Book of Batman (DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Big Book of Wonder Woman (DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Big Book of Girl Power (DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Big Book of Superman (DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Big Nate: I Can't Take It! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ghosts • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
The Thief and the Sword (Cleopatra in Space #2) • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Big Nate: Game On! • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Target Practice (Cleopatra in Space #1) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Big Nate Makes the Grade • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Big Nate: Silent But Deadly • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Big Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends? • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08

Materials cost

$470.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.55

Total project goal

$597.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.01

13 Donors

-$558.75

Donations toward project cost

-$475.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.06

match offer

-$37.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$31.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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