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Mrs. Waelty from Sonora CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

5th Grade Library Reboot!

Help me give my students engaging books like Marty Pants, 130 Story Treehouse, and Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.

  • $264 goal

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My Students

I teach fifth grade at a K-8 elementary school in the Sierra Nevada foothills. My students are growing up together in a small, tight-knit community school. I have diverse learning needs throughout my classroom, but all of my students are eager, enthusiastic, and innovative despite our low socioeconomic and Title I status. They enjoy collaborative, hands-on projects and working together to accomplish a goal.

This is my third year teaching fifth grade.

I'm excited to have students participate in their growth and education throughout the year.

My Project

I have moved grade levels a few times over the last several years, so my classroom library is a mismatch of books in a variety of reading levels, but I have very little reading selection available for on-level readers in fifth grade.

My students need high-interest titles at their reading level to refresh my classroom library.

Titles like Marty Pants, Jake the Fake, and the 13-Story Treehouse series will motivate my students to pick up a book and enter the world of fantasy and fiction.

We also need a USB document camera, so my students can see how I model with math and writing.

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

This project will reach 50 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HUE HD Portable USB Camera (Blue) • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Jake the Fake Keeps His Cool • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Marty Pants #3: How to Defeat a Wizard • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Great Battles for Boys: World War I • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Jake the Fake Keeps it Real • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Jake the Fake Goes for Laughs • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The 130-Story Treehouse: Laser Eyes and Annoying Flies (The Treehouse Books, 10) • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
A Good Kind of Trouble • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
President of the Whole Fifth Grade (President Series, 1) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
George (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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