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Ms. P. from Falls Church VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Amazing Mentor Texts for Amazing Students

Help me give my students amazing mentor texts about Virginia History, Science, and learning life lessons through strong characters.

  • $501 goal

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My Students

I teach a very unique group of students. They come from countries all over the world, speak many languages, and have a wide range of needs. My students require support not only to read, write, and complete math- they need help to learn basic executive functions and communicate with their peers. My several of my fourth graders have special needs and most are English language learners.

My students love learning, and they truly enjoy being in school.

This year, we've encountered an obstacle like no other- we are teaching our children from afar. In my 9 years as an educator, I've never experienced anything like this. I truly miss being face-to-face with these amazing kids, and they miss being in school.

My curious, persevering fourth graders have enjoyed using this time to reconnect with one another. They crave any sense of normalcy, and they love "seeing" one anther on the computer. Even online, we focus on building a positive classroom community. We're supporting one another, problem-solving together, and continuing to learn our curriculum in new and creative ways.

With your support, we will have a new library in the fall!

My Project

My students absolutely LOVE to read books and listen to books. Please help grow our classroom library by providing my students with more mentor texts. You will help them ask meaningful questions, make authentic connections, and wonder about the how the past molds their future.

I am a firm believer "practice makes progress," and my students WANT to practice reading.

They want to listen to books; they want to read books; and they want to share book ideas with their friends. These science books will help them wonder about the world around them- my curious learners are thirsty for knowledge. The history books will help them think about our nation's leaders and learn from our country's past. These fiction books will help them emulate strong character traits through deep discussions. My 4th graders will love each and every book, and I can just imagine how their minds will grow.

Thank you for donating to my classroom and for supporting our young readers. They will appreciate this gift more than you know.

Ms. P.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Four Feet, Two Sandals • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Redcoats and Petticoats • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Secret to Freedom • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: American History) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Before She Was Harriet • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Uncle Jed's Barbershop • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Sunflower House • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What's Great about Virginia? (Our Great States) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Cheyenne Again • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
If You Lived With The Iroquois • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Goin' Someplace Special • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
If You Were a Kid in the Thirteen Colonies (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If You Were a Kid During the American Revolution (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If You Were a Kid During the Civil War (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington: 1837-1865 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Freedom Summer • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
So Far from the Sea • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Bracelet • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Teammates • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Day's Work • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Very First Americans (All Aboard Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83

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