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Ms. Williams from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Third Graders With a Need to Read!

My students need wonderful, diverse, and engaging books to help them grow as readers.

  • $609 goal

This project expired on September 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bright, engaging, young minds. Our school is an urban, inner city, Title I school. My students come from an array of incredibly diverse backgrounds. They are socio-economically, religiously, culturally, and racially very diverse. As an example we have 22 languages spoken in our school.

Every day this diverse group of young minds come together to share ideas as they learn.

They give me great hope for the future as they show the amazing ability to think, care, and persevere.

My Project

Next year I will be teaching 3rd grade. After years of teaching 4th and 5th grade, the move to third is very exciting! However it also means I need to gear my classroom toward 3rd grade readers.

This project will provide my students with diverse and engaging books that will encourage their love of reading.

Third grade is a vital year for young readers. Students come in at various reading levels. It is so important that I have an updated classroom library with books on various reading levels, genres, and topics. This could be the year that a reluctant reader becomes a lifelong reader and learner.

These books, like Nate the Great, Ballpark Mysteries, and Nancy Drew, will be used to introduce my students into the genre of Mystery which we will use in our Mystery Reading Unit.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Capital Mysteries Complete Set 1 - 14 (Stepping Stones Books) • Amazon Business $60.84 1 $60.84
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
The Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Collection: Sleepover Sleuths; Scream for Ice Cream; Pony Problems; The Cinderella Ballet Mystery; Case of the Sneaky Snowman • Amazon Business $18.46 1 $18.46
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Circus Mystery #3 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
The Hotel Mystery #2 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Greetings from Somewhere Collection: Mysteries Around the World: The Mystery of the Gold Coin; The Mystery of the Mosaic; The Mystery of the Stolen Painting; The Mystery in the Forbidden City • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The Mummy Mystery #5 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
The Cafe Mystery #4 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader (An Ada Lace Adventure) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Case With No Clues (Leila and Nugget Mystery) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bark at the Park (Leila and Nugget Mystery) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Stole Mr. T? (Leila and Nugget Mystery) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ada Lace Sees Red (An Ada Lace Adventure) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ada Lace, on the Case (An Ada Lace Adventure) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Not-So-Jolly Roger #2 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ballpark Mysteries Super Special #1: The World Series Curse • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Caterflies and Ice (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
White House White-Out (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, No. 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mayflower Treasure Hunt (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, No. 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Diamond Mystery #1 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Detective Camp (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, No. 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery at the Coral Reef (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery Across the Secret Bridge (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery of the Suspicious Spices (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery of the Lion's Tail (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Quarterback Rush (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Beastly Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Spotlight Soccer (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy #3 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Mystery of the Icy Paw Prints (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Nate the Great Goes Undercover • Amazon Business $5.18 1 $5.18
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
The Half-Court Hero (Zach and Zoe Mysteries, The) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Ballpark Mysteries #9: The Philly Fake • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Bear on the Loose!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
UFO Spotted!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fire! Fire!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Football Fiasco (Zach and Zoe Mysteries, The) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Nate the Great • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Ballpark Mysteries Super Special #2: Christmas in Cooperstown • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
The Missing Baseball (Zach and Zoe Mysteries, The) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Nate the Great and the Missing Key • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
The Case of the Bank-Robbing Bandit (Third-Grade Detectives) • Amazon Business $4.56 1 $4.56
Ballpark Mysteries #7: The San Francisco Splash • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
The Mystery of the Hairy Tomatoes • Amazon Business $4.43 1 $4.43
Ballpark Mysteries #6: The Wrigley Riddle • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
The Mystery of the Stolen Statue (Third-Grade Detectives) • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09
Ugly Cat & Pablo • Amazon Business $4.06 1 $4.06
The Mystery of the Secret Society (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

Materials cost

$480.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$517.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.29

Total project goal

$608.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$608.60

3 Donors

-$584.81

Donations toward project cost

-$517.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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