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Ms. Ellico from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader Part 2!

Help me give my students books that open them up to a diverse world.

  • 7 donors
  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title I school in Nevada. The school is able to offer 100% of our students free breakfast and lunch. As a teacher, I noticed that my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. I am looking to keep things engaging and provide my students with a meaningful learning experience.

Sixty percent of my students are reading and writing below grade level.

I am hoping to encourage and motivate my students to embrace their learning experience.

My Project

This project is to help put diverse books into the hands of my students and into my classroom library. Since a majority of my students come from common backgrounds, I believe it is important to open them up to different cultures through reading. Many of my students are also below grade level so the books I've chosen are both age appropriate and enlightening.

My goal for this year is to get all of my students reading at grade level by the end of the school year!

Their daily activities will include reading centers that will allow them to enjoy books at their level and test their knowledge on what they are reading.

I want to cultivate a love of reading inside of my students hearts and that starts with giving them access to books they can read. I want them to feel empowered and confident as they grow into fluent readers through the school year.

Ms. Ellico
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Can Read (32 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $119.45 1 $119.45
Mixed Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
She Stood for Freedom • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Just In Case • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Marisol McDonald no combina (Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match) • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Biblioburro • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Undefeated • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
El Deafo • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Piecing Me Together • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Letter to Amy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$342.20

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$26.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.39

Total project goal

$482.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.58

6 Donors

-$231.72

Donations toward project cost

-$219.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

match offer

-$224.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$190.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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