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Mr. M. from Garland TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Carefully Curated Collection of Books

My students need books that are age appropriate and on their reading levels. The books requested were all chosen carefully and relevant to their lives.

  • $581 goal

This project expired on December 17, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a child I remember a bookshelf full of books and trips to the library. I had a quiet place to read and I know this is the experience of many of the users of Donors Choose. My students do not share those same experiences. Sometimes their only reading material is the instructions to a video game.

My school is a Title I school with a majority of students receiving free or reduced price lunches.

We are a very diverse school, which provides great opportunities for students to experience cultures they may not have regular exposure to. My students are all enrolled in special education, from grades K-5. Their academic levels are anywhere from one to five years behind their peers.

My Project

The books requested were all specifically chosen based on requests from students and recommendations from teachers and many librarians. Some of the most checked out books from our school's library are the Elephant and Piggy series. These books are wonderful, as they are funny and great to read aloud. Also, they have so much emotion in them they really challenge my students to become better readers. A common theme recommended was books about invention and creative thinking. I have chosen some books in that theme and they include; Rosie Revere, What Do You Do With an Idea?, The Most Magnificent Thing. Another theme that came up many times was books about being brave. Some books selected about being brave are; Extraordinary Jane, The Adventures of Beekle, and I am Rosa Parks. Another genre good for readers is wordless books. An example selected is Journey.

Your support of this project will have a direct and lasting impact on some of our most vulnerable students.

Please support adding new books to our classroom library that will engage struggling readers while challenging them with materials that interest them.

Mr. M.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maps • Amazon $25.20 1 $25.20
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon $18.00 1 $18.00
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon $17.00 1 $17.00
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon $14.10 1 $14.10
Extraordinary Jane • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon $13.37 1 $13.37
Herman and Rosie • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) • Amazon $13.15 1 $13.15
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95
Flight School • Amazon $12.80 1 $12.80
Carnivores • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
He Came with the Couch • Amazon $11.93 1 $11.93
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons • Amazon $11.37 1 $11.37
The Invisible Boy • Amazon $10.94 1 $10.94
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon $10.72 1 $10.72
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon $10.24 1 $10.24
The Three Little Cowgirls • Amazon $10.14 1 $10.14
Journey • Amazon $9.56 1 $9.56
I am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon $9.35 1 $9.35
I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon $9.35 1 $9.35
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon $9.35 1 $9.35
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon $8.83 1 $8.83
I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon $8.76 1 $8.76
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
I Am Going! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Elephants Cannot Dance! (Elephant and Piggie) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Chalk • Amazon $8.00 1 $8.00
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $7.64 1 $7.64
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $5.79 1 $5.79
There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $5.69 1 $5.69
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $5.17 1 $5.17

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