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Mrs. Schantzen from Lebec CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Too Many Books!!

My students need a cabinet to place outside our classroom to share our love of books with the other classrooms. And new titles to read...

  • $1,271 goal

This project expired on March 29, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Last year I finally got my students to begin to see the joy of reading. I challenged my 7th graders to read at least 40 books each. They did that and more!

We live in a small, rural town that has been hit like many other schools in California by budget cuts.

With last year's budget cuts, we lost both our librarian and use of our library. My classroom has become the surrogate room with ALL the good books. But with 42 students, it is difficult to allow other classes to come into my room to check out books. we have 7th and 8th graders that love to read and we would like to expand our resources.

My Project

We would love to have a locking steel cabinet to place books into that would sit outside our classroom. This would allow other students at our school to check out books without trying to crowd into my classroom. Also, we definitely could use more titles in our room. These students have been with me in 6th, 7th, and now 8th grade. They have read most of the books in my room. And I want to keep them engaged in reading.

Two years ago we received a grant to design and build a reading garden.

This has now happened, and I want to make sure that current and future students are given the chance to embark on the journey of finding new and lasting friends in books.

Mrs. Schantzen
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 225 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CABINET STOR 72''H PY • ABC School Supply, Inc $356.27 1 $356.27
Grade 7 - Favorites • AKJ Books $65.85 1 $65.85
Grade 7 - Fiction • AKJ Books $55.48 1 $55.48
Grade 8 - Fiction • AKJ Books $68.62 1 $68.62
Grade 8 - Favorites • AKJ Books $57.38 1 $57.38
Grade 8 - NonFiction • AKJ Books $66.58 1 $66.58
Grade 7 - NonFiction • AKJ Books $63.51 1 $63.51
Los Juegos Del Hambre Suzanne Collins • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
En Llamas (Catching Fire) Suzanne Collins • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Crepusculo(Spanish Twilight) • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Eclipse • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Sinsajo / Mockingjay • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Luna nueva / New Moon • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
En busca de milagros (Finding Miracles) Julia Alvarez • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
La segunda vida de Bree Tanner (The Short Second Life of Bre • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Mejores amigas, nunca jamas/ Best Friends for Never • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Jazmin''s Notebook • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Gary Soto • AKJ Books $13.46 1 $13.46
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs Ron Koertge • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing Gary Soto • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Living Up the Street • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Vincent Van Gogh • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
How Came Be Writer • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Bad Kitty • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Cracked • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Hannah''s Winter • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64

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