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Ms. Bodiford from Tallahassee FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Whole New Chapter in Fourth!

My students need a collection of books such as Pie, Eight Keys, and Three Times Lucky on the fourth grade level.

  • $396 goal

This project expired on November 20, 2015.

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My Students

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." --Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!" In order to achieve our goals in reading, we must proficiently read at our level. Sadly, we lack a sufficient number of books to reach this goal.

The socioeconomic status of our students vary greatly.

Students come from all walks of life at our school. That is what makes us so unique. Our school is heavily involved with its community and prides itself on its ability to reach out to those in need. Unfortunately, it is our students who need help now. We have students who cannot supply their own materials or funding for field trips. Quite often, our students solely rely on their teachers or their media specialist to provide books for them, because they are unable to secure transportation to the local library or afford to purchase books at the local bookstore. It is imperative, in order for teachers to help their students reach their academic goals, that a classroom library with a sufficient number of books is available to these students.

My Project

My students need a collection of books such as Pie, Eight Keys, and Three Times Lucky on the fourth grade level. Our state provides a list of 15 books called the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards. Each year, at our school, our media specialist offers rewards to those students who have read 3, 6, 9, and all of those books. Those students are also recognized on our school's morning news program. For some students, this recognition means the world to them. It helps build confidence in reading and a sense of accomplishment. For students who have read 14-15 books from the list, they will get to celebrate their achievement as they have lunch with a local author! Students are also given reading goals at the beginning of each nine weeks. They work so hard to reach these goals and there are prizes awarded for this achievement. Some classes enjoy a little friendly competition just to get the children excited! Students will develop a sense of pride as they get closer to reaching their goals. There are many studies that correlate reading to higher academic achievements as well.

Since moving to a new grade level, our classroom does not have a sufficient number of books to reach our reading goals.

Students will have access to more books, which will also aid in developing a thirst for reading! They will gain confidence in their reading comprehension skills, as well. Providing more books in our classroom library will allow students more choices for reading. Having these books will help our class reach its reading goal!

Ms. Bodiford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-8 + The Do-It-Yourself Book • Amazon $79.28 1 $79.28
Freaky Fast Frankie Joe • Amazon $16.95 1 $16.95
The Hypnotists • Amazon $15.48 1 $15.48
Kizzy Ann Stamps • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
Alien in My Pocket #1: Blast Off! • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) • Amazon $14.34 1 $14.34
Three Times Lucky • Amazon $13.65 1 $13.65
Athlete vs. Mathlete • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
A Snicker of Magic • Amazon $13.52 1 $13.52
Nerd Camp • Amazon $13.41 1 $13.41
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom • Amazon $13.39 1 $13.39
White Fur Flying • Amazon $12.96 1 $12.96
Matilda • Amazon $11.63 1 $11.63
Pie • Amazon $11.63 1 $11.63
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon $11.54 1 $11.54
Fortunately, the Milk • Amazon $10.55 1 $10.55
Eight Keys • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99

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