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

You Have the Power to Fill Our Bookshelves!!

My students need 32 new books to capture their interests such as; "Harry Potter", "Ramona", "Judy Moody" in addition to books that reinforce the science curriculum of "Biomes".

  • $464 goal

This project expired on March 22, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you read a book that you couldn't put down? The purpose of this project is to bring books to our classroom that can capture the imaginations of my students.

There are 29 second graders in my classroom.

We are located in an urban area in the state of Illinois. All of the students are energetic and eager to learn. My classroom includes students with special needs, as well as English language learners. The students also represent a wide variety of learning styles.

My Project

The books I am requesting are requests directly from my students. In the beginning of this school year, a student interest survey was sent home. One of the questions asked about students favorite books. These series were requested. While looking through the books that are available to request, I took into account the favorite books of the students and added a few additional books that I feel would be suitable to the students in my classroom based upon the curriculum that we use and the resources that are already available. Each day students have 20 minutes of DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time. These books will give students a wider variety to choose from and encourage them to read daily. If this project receives funding, my students will have the opportunity to read some of their favorites, including; Ramona, Judy Moody, Captain Underpants, Harry Potter and resource books detailing the Biomes, which will be helpful to us as we are currently learning about the biomes of planet Earth.

This is important because with all of the technology that surrounds us, books are almost forgotten.

Libraries aren't frequented as often as they once were and not many people read for pure entertainment. It is important for these students to understand what its like to be wrapped up in a book that they just can not put down!

Mr. Rabiola
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Ramona Collection: Ramona and Her Father/Ramona the Brave/Ramona the Pest/Beezus and Ramona, Vol. 1 Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Ramona Collection: Ramona and Her Father; Ramona and Her Mother; Ramona Forever; Ramona's World, Vol. 2 Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box (Ivy and Bean Series) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.10 1 $11.10
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-7) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $48.30 1 $48.30
First Captain Underpants Collection: Boxed Set, Books 1 - 4 Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $20.48 1 $20.48
Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set #1: Books 1-6 R. A. Montgomery • Barnes and Noble $20.48 1 $20.48
The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection: Books 1-3 Megan McDonald • Barnes and Noble $12.28 1 $12.28
Nancy Drew Boxed Set: Graphic Novels Volumes 1-4 Stefan Petrucha, Sho Murase (Illustrator), Vaughn Ross (Illustrator), Based On Work by Carolyn Keene, Carolyn Keene • Barnes and Noble $20.48 1 $20.48
Nancy Drew Starter Set Carolyn Keene • Barnes and Noble $28.20 1 $28.20
Guinness World Records 2010: Thousands of new records in The Book of the Decade! Craig Glenday • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Guinness World Records 2009 Craig Glenday, Craig Glenday (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Guinness World Records 2008 Craig Glenday, Craig Glenday (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.41 1 $6.41
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $31.12 1 $31.12
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #5) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $7.28 1 $7.28
Deciduous Forests Donna Latham • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Deserts Donna Latham • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Tundra Donna Latham • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
What Is A Biome? Bobbie Kalman • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Explore the Grasslands Kay Jackson • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Explore the Tropical Rain Forest Linda Tagliaferro • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Explore the Tundra Linda Tagliaferro • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Many Biomes, One Earth Sneed B Collard III, James Needham (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Reading Comprehension, Grade 2 School Specialty Publishing, Frank Frank Schaffer Publications Staff • Barnes and Noble $2.55 1 $2.55
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle Hugh Lofting, Hugh Lofting (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.37 1 $3.37
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.17 1 $4.17
Ramona and Her Father Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Monster Mash (Babymouse Series #9) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.54 1 $2.54
Red Kayak Priscilla Cummings • Barnes and Noble $2.54 1 $2.54
Pollyanna Eleanor H. Porter • Barnes and Noble $2.56 1 $2.56
Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activites Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen • Barnes and Noble $13.76 1 $13.76

Materials cost

$353.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$393.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.48

Total project goal

$463.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$463.19

4 Donors

-$44.00

Donations toward project cost

-$44.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$411.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$349.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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