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Ms. Summerson from North Port FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Throw the TV Away, Instead Build a Bookshelf of Books

Help me give my students the opportunity to read more books on their level! We also need a rug.

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students come from homes where parents work multiple jobs just to be able to provide basic needs. Many families have faced a multitude of trials and tribulations that our children should not have to think about at such a young age. The heart that these kids show on a daily basis makes me realize that it doesn't matter where anybody comes from, but it matters where they go from there.

The majority of the students at my school are free and reduced lunch.

Many of my students come from broken homes and poverty. They have been exposed to many things that children should not have to witness. It is heartbreaking to know what some of them have been through, yet they come to school every day to try to learn. They look to me for comfort, nurturing and learning. Many of them live in poverty where books are not on the menu because they are trying to find money for their next meal.

My Project

There is nothing better than the excitement of a child with a book! These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy and the books are on their reading level. These new books will allow my students to choose books not only by level but also by their interest so that it fosters a love for reading. The books in my classroom are loved and cared for. The students are thankful for the opportunity to read various books on their level. Students will be able to choose books that they enjoy to read on their own their own.

The best way to build better readers is to read more.

These books will allow my students easier access to books on their independent level. My students already show a love for reading and this project will give them many opportunities to read more.

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

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets CE189-22W Happy World Rug, Children's Classroom Educational Carpet, 4'x6', Rectangle • Amazon Business $67.49 1 $67.49
AA316 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Book Bin Set - Level I (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $45.99 1 $45.99
AA338 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Book Bin Set - Level O (Gr. 3) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $43.99 1 $43.99
TT168 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 - Book Bin Set - Level H (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $41.99 1 $41.99
AA339 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Book Bin Set - Level P (Gr. 3-4) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.99 1 $40.99
AA337 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Book Bin Set - Level N (Gr. 3) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA318 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Book Bin Set - Level K (Gr. 2) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 1 $38.99
TT177 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 - Book Bin Set - Level N (Gr. 3) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.99 1 $37.99
TT174 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 - Book Bin Set - Level M (Gr. 2-3) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA319 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Book Bin Set - Level L (Gr. 2) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA317 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Book Bin Set - Level J (Gr. 1-2) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99

Materials cost

$463.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.30

Total project goal

$588.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$588.64

9 Donors

-$486.14

Donations toward project cost

-$413.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.92

Matching donations from our partners

-$102.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$87.12

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.38

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$0.00

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