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Mrs. Mclachlan from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Heart Reading

The cost of a variety of books including The Wide Window, Polar Bears Past Bedtime, The Witches, and more from Barnes and Noble is $522, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $538 goal

This project expired on June 29, 2006.

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I am teaching third grade at Swift Elementary in Chicago in the Edgewater neighborhood. Edgewater is an extremely diverse area and the students in my class are from various backgrounds making our class a melting pot of ethnicities. I have 14 English Language Learners and over ten different languages spoken in my classroom alone. I teach every subject and believe reading is fundamental for all learning. It allows students the ability not only to gain knowledge on many subjects, but to use their imagination to learn about others who may have had similar or different life experiences. Reading books aloud to students is a wonderful way to tie in many lessons. This is my second year as a teacher, and while I have many classroom books in my library that I have purchased over the past year, I need more to keep my students engaged. I have several students who are reading and comprehending at very high levels. I also have many English Language Learners who need books that are below the third grade level. Please help me foster the love of reading that already exists in these children.

Mrs. Mclachlan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg, Harris Burdick • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Marianthe's Story: Spoken Memories Aliki, Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Read for Me, Mama Vashanti Rahaman, Lori McElrath-Eslick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Where Do Balloons Go?: An Uplifting Mystery Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Wolf Becky Bloom, Pascal Biet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
The Bad Beginning: Book the First (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Read by Tim Curry • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Oliver Button Is a Sissy Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Editor), Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
The Wide Window: Book the Third (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
The Reptile Room: Book the Second (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
I Hate to Read! Rita Marshall, Etienne Delessert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Snow White in New York Adapted by Fiona French, Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
All the Small Poems and Fourteen More Valerie Worth, Natalie Babbitt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig Helen Oxenbury, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The BFG Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Good Luck, Mrs. K.! Louise Borden, Adam Gustavson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Some Birthday! Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Goldilocks Returns Lisa Campbell Ernst, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Today Is Monday Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stories from Shakespeare: Six Dramatic Tales Retold for Children Nicola Baxter • Barnes and Noble $6.28 1 $6.28
Solomon the Rusty Nail William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Oliver Button Is a Sissy Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
The Witches Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
A. Lincoln and Me Louise W. Borden, Ted Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Art Lesson Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James, Simon James (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I Hate English! Ellen Levine, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective Donald J. Sobol, Leonard Shortall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Cinderella/That Awful Cinderella Alvin Granowsky, Rhonda Childress (Illustrator), Barbara Kiwak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.90 1 $4.90
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Anastasia, Absolutely Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Starring Grace Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Anastasia at Your Service Lois Lowry, Diane de Groat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues (Encyclopedia Brown Series #3) Donald J. Sobol, Leonard Shortall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch Donald J. Sobol, Leonard Shortall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 2 $8.10
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All Donald J. Sobol, Leonard W. Shortall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Anastasia's Chosen Career Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin Publishing • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Anastasia on Her Own Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine (Junie B. Jones Series #14) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House Series #12) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Lions at Lunchtime (Magic Tree House Series #11) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House Series #10) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit Paula Danziger, Tony Ross (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House Series #7) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House Series #4) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Amber Brown Sees Red Paula Danziger, Tony Ross (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House Series #6) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones Series #3) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Junie B. Jones and that Meanie Jim's Birthday (Junie B. Jones Series #6) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (Junie B. Jones Series #11) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Junie B. Jones is (Almost) a Flower Girl (Junie B. Jones Series 13) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Captain Underpants Extra Crunchy Book O' Fun (Captain Underpants Series) Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkney, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$375.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$440.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.75

Total project goal

$537.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$537.50

3 Donors

-$494.11

Donations toward project cost

-$441.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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