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Ms. Chick from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We're Hooked on Books!

My students need 28 additional book titles in our classroom library to continue their love of reading, from "Stories from Wayside School" to "Henry & Mudge and the Yellow Moon".

  • $510 goal

This project expired on July 12, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." — Jacqueline Kennedy My students are getting "hooked" on favorite authors and chapter books in a series. They need additional books to continue on their path to reading success.

I am the 2nd grade inclusion teacher at the most wonderful school in the city.

Many of my students are below grade level and have severe deficits in Math and Reading. They require a lot of small group and one-on-one teaching. My students come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and family situations. They are learning to be a community of learners that treat each other with kindness and respect.

My Project

We are hooked on books! I build appreciation for books by reading aloud every day to my class. I model what fluent readers sound like and how good readers should think. After I share a book, my students always want more! This "hook" gets even the most reluctant readers interested in reading. The key is finding a book that can create the interest. An adequate classroom library makes books easily accessible to students. It also allows kids to spend more time browsing and looking at books. Unfortunately, books for classroom libraries can be costly. My class goes to our school library once a week. Many of the books I share are not in our school library. Also, many students finish the books they check out and have to wait another week before they can exchange for new ones. Adding additional books to our class library will allow students to continue on their reading adventure once they have been "hooked".

My students mean the world to me.

They are the reason I come to work every day and the reason why I work so hard at my job. I want to be able to provide for them and support them within my classroom. Therefore, in order for me to do that, I need these resources to be a successful teacher and to make a difference in their life. Please support my cause to help my students become better readers and enjoy reading.

Ms. Chick
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Arnold Lobel - Fav Author • AKJ Books $30.35 1 $30.35
Robert Munsch - Fav Author • AKJ Books $17.85 1 $17.85
Mercer Mayer - Fav Author • AKJ Books $44.37 1 $44.37
Junie B. Jones- Fav Series • AKJ Books $105.09 1 $105.09
Andrew Lost- Fav Series • AKJ Books $49.80 1 $49.80
Don''t Tap-Dance on Your Teacher (Roscoe Riley Rules Series # • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Never Swim in Applesauce • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Mercy Watson - Fights Crime • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Mercy Watson to the Rescue Chris Van Dusen, Kate DiCamillo, • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
A Chair for My Mother • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Stories from Wayside School: Sideways Stories from Wayside S • AKJ Books $14.02 1 $14.02
Horrible Harry- Fav Series • AKJ Books $59.13 1 $59.13
Henry & Mudge & Very Merry Xmas • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry And Mudge And Annie''s Perfect Pet • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry And Mudge And Mrs. Hopper''s House • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry & Mudge Bedtime Thumps • AKJ Books $2.79 1 $2.79
Henry & Mudge Best Day All • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry & Mudge and the Happy Cat • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry &Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry & Mudge Snowman Plan • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry & Mudge & Tall Tree House • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry & Mudge & Tumbling Trip • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry & Mudge & Wild Wind • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry & Mudge Get Cold Shivers • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Henry & Mudge Take Big Test • AKJ Books $2.79 1 $2.79
Henry & Mudge and the Yellow Moon • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11

Materials cost

$392.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$433.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.44

Total project goal

$509.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$509.62

9 Donors

-$250.00

Donations toward project cost

-$216.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

match offer

-$255.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$216.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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