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Ms. Helms from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1st Grade Book Club

My students need class sets of 5 chapter books for their reading book club. These books will motivate my high readers to read more challenging materials.

  • $359 goal

This project expired on May 20, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders are working towards becoming independent learners. They are working at different levels and need the materials and support to push them to their potential.

Our school is brand new and we are in need of materials.

My students do not have access to a school library and crave more books. My class is full of fun-loving clowns who love to laugh and learn. Their desire to grow is overwhelming and I want to push them to the next level.

My Project

My higher level reading group will now be challenged even more. They will use these books to create a first grade book club. The students will read a chapter each night and have to write about it in their reading journal. My students have gone through so many picture stories and are begging for chapter books. This will push them to identify new vocabulary and reading skills. They will also learn how to actively discuss what they read and how they feel. This is going to change how we do our guided reading groups and what we expect from our students.

Many of my students do not have a lot of access to books at home.

Several of the families can not afford to go out and buy a book for their child. This would allow my students to check out their book and read at home with a parent. This is also raising the level of my expectation for these students. I think they are ready and willing for the challenge.

Ms. Helms
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mr. Klutz is Nuts! • AKJ Books $3.64 15 $54.60
Miss Small Is off the Wall! (My Weird School Series #5) Dan • AKJ Books $3.64 15 $54.60
Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (My Weird School Series #3) Dan Gutman, • AKJ Books $3.64 15 $54.60
Miss Daisy Is Crazy! • AKJ Books $2.91 15 $43.65
Coach Hyatt Is a Riot! (My Weird School Daze Series #4) Dan • AKJ Books $2.91 15 $43.65

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