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Mr. Gordon from Richmond CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Winter Break... Reading Break!

Help me give my students books to read over the holidays! I am looking to purchase a classroom library set of books that will be relevant and interesting for my 5th graders, and other classroom materials.

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I will be teaching a group of 33 fifth graders in Richmond, California.

My students are brilliant, funny, loving, and creative.

However, because they attend a Title I school with 100% free lunch in a low-income area, they do not have all of the tools that they need to be successful in the classroom.

By donating to my classroom, you will ensure that my students are able to learn and flourish both inside of the classroom and out. Thank you!

My Project

I am looking to get my students materials to set them up for the second half of the year. We need a Grade 5 Classic Level Library, and more materials like Astrobrights Paper, Post-it notes, Expo dry-erase markers, and more! These materials will ensure that we can complete our 5th grade curricula in a complete manner that addresses the needs of every learner. We are looking forward to a very exciting new science unit and a rigorous writing unit that will test their research skills. To ensure that we can accomplish all that we desire, I am setting up this Donors Choose to set my students up for success!

I would like to get them all an age-appropriate book to read for winter break!

I also want to get my students excited about their own achievements with incentive charts for the classroom. Thank you for your support!

Mr. Gordon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 5 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $305.56 1 $305.56
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $35.98 1 $35.98
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 1/3 Cut, Assorted Colors, 50 Folders per Box (75706) • Amazon Business $21.78 1 $21.78
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $20.54 1 $20.54
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Glue Dots Removable Dots Value Pack Sheets, 1/2 Inch, Clear, Pack of 600 • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
Post-it Notes, America’s #1 Favorite Sticky Note, 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in, Cape Town Collection, 18 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (653-18AU) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Blue Polka Dots Incentive Chart • Quill.com $3.48 1 $3.48
We Love Books Incentive Chart • Quill.com $2.37 1 $2.37

Materials cost

$421.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.54

Total project goal

$583.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.60

7 Donors

-$522.68

Donations toward project cost

-$496.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$60.92

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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