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Mrs. Wleklinski from Zionsville IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A New Year to Explore New Worlds

Help me give my students a fresh set of books for our classroom library to kick of our new year of reading, writing, and thinking!

  • $395 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my Sixth-grade Humanities classes represent a variety of learning needs, styles, and strengths. Our school is a large suburban school ten miles north of Indianapolis. It is comprised of fifth through eighth grades.

Sixth-grade Humanities is a three-period block of time, in which students explore reading, writing, and social studies.

We approach the study of Humanities in a interconnected thematic exploration using project-based learning, student direction, and collaboration.

My language arts instruction is structured around a year-long plan of shared reading experiences, literature circles based on thematic or historical study, and independently chosen novels during which students apply what they have learned to books they have chosen. My students are active participants in the choices of materials we use, from the novels they read to the TED Talks we watch to the projects they research. Students have learned how to research, present, and recommend the materials and methods we use throughout the Humanities block.

My Project

Each year, new fiction is published that reflects the every-increasing diversity of our communities. My students are constantly searching out new characters, new stories,and new settings that represent the changes they see in their own world. We are requesting a fresh set of books for our classroom library to kick of our new year of reading, writing, and thinking! Our titles include Ghost Boys, The Elite, New Kid, Front Desk and many more.

By refreshing my classroom library with these new additions, I will be giving my students more relevant and up-to-date opportunities to travel the world and meet new people without ever having to leave my classroom.

This project includes titles that my students have asked me to purchase, as well as titles of new fiction that have been reviewed and suggested by avid middle-grade and "well-seasoned" readers. The titles represent a wide variety of characters, settings, and genres, guaranteed to keep my students reading and thinking throughout this new year!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Blended • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
New Kid • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Resistance • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Inkling • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Gamer Army • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Last Pick • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Nowhere Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Mascot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Small Spaces • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Where the Watermelons Grow • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Benefits of Being an Octopus • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Unteachables • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
My Cousin's Keeper • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Flipped • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Elite (The Selection) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Front Desk • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Selection • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Thing with Feathers (Blink) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Braced • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Some Kind of Happiness • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $6.33 1 $6.33
Wings of Fire Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Wings of Fire Book Two: The Lost Heir • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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