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Mrs. Jones from Round Rock TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to See Kids Like Us When We Read

Help me give my students 35 new multicultural picture and chapter books to read.

  • $402 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My energetic and enthusiastic third graders attend a Title 1 elementary school in Round Rock, Texas. I have a very diverse group of students who come from different backgrounds and experiences. Being a Title 1 school means that over 70% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch and breakfast. They thrive on hands on experiences in reading, writing, math, and science. They come into our classroom with creative and inquisitive brains like little sponges, ready to soak up all kinds of learning experiences.

Many of my economically disadvantaged students do not have access to books or computers at home and rely on our classroom to check out high-quality books.

We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and flexible seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! I feel very lucky to work with students who come into my classroom with open hearts and minds, ready to listen and learn each day!

My Project

I want the students in my class to read, read, read! Research has shown that kids need to make connections to characters in books to increase their comprehension and love of reading. It would be so awesome if my students could get their hands on more books that have characters in them that look and act like they do! These books should motivate them to read more, and expose them to new vocabulary, positive role models, and life lessons.

If you donate to our project, we will receive up to 35 multi-cultural and Texas style picture and chapter books to read.

The more they read, the more they will learn! Thank you so much!

Mrs. Jones
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hero In You • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Growing Up With Tamales / Los tamales de Ana (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
A Yoga Journey Through India • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Popcorn Behind the Bush (The Gracie Series) • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Adelita • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Fiesta Dress: A Quinceanera Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Armadillo Rodeo • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Legend of the Poinsettia • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Heart Fills With Happiness / Ni Sâkaskineh Mîyawâten Niteh Ohcih (English and Cree Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Starring Grace (Puffin Chapters) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Gloria Rising (Julian's World) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Baseball's Best: Five True Stories (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$306.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$341.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.28

Total project goal

$401.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$401.86

7 Donors

-$326.86

Donations toward project cost

-$277.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.03

Matching donations from our partners

-$75.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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