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Mrs. Johnson from Olympia WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Fabulous Future Is Found in Books!

Help me give my students the books that they are missing. We are focusing on filling the gaps in 3 popular areas of our library. Graphic Novels, Women of History and our Social Justice/LGBTQ sections.

  • $1,393 goal

This project expired on May 18, 2019.

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My Students

Our school has a large Community Resource Center that serves over 650 students each week. Our CRC is a study space where students and families come together during the school days but its also our beloved school library.

Do you remember getting hooked on a series of books as a child?

Think of the anticipation and excitement you felt waiting for and then finally reading the prized next installment in your favorite series. My students share that excitement and joy of waiting for and then finally devouring the newest books in their favorite series. Each day students inquire when the newest books by their favorite authors will be added to the library and if they can be first to check out these books. There is a buzz about books and excitement for reading in our school.

Our school serves four separate programs under one roof. The combination provides a strong sense of community where teachers know all of the children and families. We see most parents several times a week during classes and events. Many of the children have been in classes together since kindergarten creating many interesting, sibling-like relationships. They both support and challenge each other every day.

My Project

Our school and library is a wonderful space full of curious and compassionate kids. Our students are very focused on changing the world and the course of history. This all starts with education and reading, reading, reading! At the beginning of the school year we created three new areas for new and amazing books. We are looking to fill these new shelves with shiny new books. Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with students in mind. I have watched them the past few months of school read titles just like these, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a larger variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level from each new area.

The best way to increase knowledge is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading and in life. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, social justice and , and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olympians Boxed Set: Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon & Aphrodite • Amazon Business $57.07 1 $57.07
Big Nate Series Collection Lincoln Peirce 6 Books Box Set Gift Pack (Big Nate on a Roll, Goes for Broke, the Boy with the Biggest Head in the World, Strikes Again, Flips Out, in the Zone) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Sparkle Boy • Amazon Business $17.05 2 $34.10
The Chronicles of Hawthorn: Books 1 - 4 (The Chronicles of Hawthorn Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
The Gender Wheel: A Story about Bodies and Gender for Every Body • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
Timelines of Everything • Amazon Business $18.30 1 $18.30
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU • Amazon Business $16.28 1 $16.28
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $15.53 1 $15.53
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide to the Wonders of the Universe • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
That's What She Said: Wise Words from Influential Women • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea • Amazon Business $14.63 1 $14.63
I Am Jazz • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
An Anthology of Intriguing Animals • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
They She He Me: Free to Be! • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Pax • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Everything & Everywhere: A Fact-Filled Adventure for Curious Globe-Trotters • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Love Is Love • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Words to Love By • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Anthology of Amazing Women: Trailblazers Who Dared to Be Different • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
Big Nate Blasts Off • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Seed Savers-Treasure • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Fox Wish • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Never Too Young!: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
This Day in June • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Jupiter Storm • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Summer of the Woods (The Virginia Mysteries) • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Worm Loves Worm • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
El Deafo • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
Big Nate: Game On! • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Big Nate: From the Top • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Black Beauty: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Seed Savers-Lily • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66

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