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Ms. Lischinsky from Poughkeepsie NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

With These Books Comes Growing the Minds of Many Children

Help me give my students engaging, current, creative, wonderful literature so that they may develop a deep love for reading.

  • $726 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from an economically disadvantaged area in New York. These students are part of an ICT classroom, meaning 1/3 of the students have a learning disability. This project will provide the students in my class with reading books so that they can continue to find success in the classroom.

43% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch.

This means that many students are facing economical hardships at home. School should be a safe haven for them to dive into the wonderful world of books.

Please allow me to provide my students with rich literature to promote a sense of community and belongingness. These students need to have access to quality literature.

My Project

These books will be used at home and in school. My school is remote for the first month and then hybrid for the rest of the year. During remote learning, these books will be used as mentor texts during our lessons.

In the classroom, students will use these books during independent reading time, whole class instruction, and small group work with the teachers.

These books are engaging, new and exciting for students to read. This will help improve the reading stamina of my class because students will actually want to read books.

Ms. Lischinsky
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.73 2 $19.46
Gracias (Thanks) • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
How to Get Your Teacher Ready • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Amazing Grace 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Half of Happy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I'm My Own Dog • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Babymouse #2 • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
Babymouse #6 • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
Roscoe Riley Rules #2: Never Swipe a Bully's Bear • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Dot • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
My Very Own Room (Mi propio cuartito) • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Big Nate • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Wump World • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Bedhead • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich Curse of the Bologna Sandwich • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Jamaica's Find • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ira Sleeps Over • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The House on Maple Street • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
black is brown is tan • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona the Pest (Ramona the Pest) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Lily Cupboard • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
There's a Nightmare in My Closet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Muggie Maggie • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tidy Titch • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Geronimo Stilton #1: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lola Plants a Garden • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.49 1 $5.49
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
Zack Files 24: My Grandma, Major League Slugger • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Capital Mysteries #3: The Skeleton in the Smithsonian • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Capital Mysteries #2: Kidnapped at the Capital • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
The Chalk Box Kid • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Zack Files 25: Trapped in the Museum of Unnatural History • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Nikki and Deja • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Honestly, Mallory! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My Father's Dragon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Pencil • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fish You Were Here • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
School Days According to Humphrey Book 7 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Aliens for Dinner • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Horrible Harry Moves up to the Third Grade • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Shadows of Caesar's Creek • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Stolen Base • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ready, Freddy! #3: Homework Hassles • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
EllRay Jakes Is Magic • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Stars and Sparks on Stage • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Clementine friend of the week • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Return to Earth! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ruby and the Booker Boys #1: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great Goes Undercover • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Fish Face • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Win or Lose • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Storm Surfer • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Cheer Challenge • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Who Needs It? • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.18 1 $4.18
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Josefina Story Quilt • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Horrible Harry in Room 2B • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pinkalicious: Pink Around the Rink • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper #11 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Stink: The Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones #1: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones #21: Cheater Pants • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Bug in Teacher's Coffee • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Frog and Toad Together (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Who's Afraid of the Dark? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Iris and Walter • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Iris and Walter and the Field Trip • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Big Balloon Race • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Messy Bessey • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Clifford The Big Red Dog • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Danny and the Dinosaur: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
The Gym Teacher From The Black Lagoon • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
You're Out! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Pirate School (I Love Reading Phonics Level 4) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Maybelle and the Haunted Cupcake • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$572.12

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$616.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.83

Total project goal

$725.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$725.53

1 Donor

-$483.69

Donations toward project cost

-$411.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.55

match offer

-$241.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$205.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.28

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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