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  • $472 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Holt
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Award Winning Readers

My students need a selection of Newbery Medal Honor books in our classroom library to spark their interest and foster their love for learning.

My Students

Our day begins with reading. If students are not excited to pick up the book they have chosen to read, they are not excited to start their day. My students have limited access to great literature, so I want to bring it to them.

The majority of my students are English Language Learners.

All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch based on their socio-economic backgrounds. They come from loving, caring homes with parents who want to create a better life for their children. They are amazing kids who are hungry to learn more about the world outside of the four walls of our classroom.

My Project

Most of my students are reading below grade level and when you ask them if they like reading they say no. This is devastating to me as an avid reader and educator. My hope is that after a year in my classroom, and with every Newbery Medal Honor book at their finger tips, my students will find their love for reading. Thirty minutes a day is set aside for students to read a book of their choosing, while I have the opportunity to conference with 5-6 of them a day. We discuss what they are reading, where they are struggling, and set goals in areas in which they can improve their reading. Being able to chose a book from my library will allow the students to take their time enjoying it as well as taking it home to share with their families.

This new library will affect students for many years to come.

It will help make my library a rich resource for all levels of readers to find something they love about reading. I hope with this new library I will instill a thirst for life-long reading in each of my students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Julie of the Wolves • Amazon $7.86 1 $7.86
The Summer of the Swans • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
Dicey's Song (The Tillerman Cycle) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
The Grey King (The Dark Is Rising Sequence) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
The Road From Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival and Hope • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Maniac Magee • Amazon $8.00 1 $8.00
Crispin: The Cross of Lead • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Rifles for Watie • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
M.C. Higgins, the Great • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Dead End in Norvelt • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
I, Juan de Pareja • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Graveyard Book • Amazon $6.88 1 $6.88
...And Now Miguel • Amazon $6.57 1 $6.57
Jacob Have I Loved • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Wheel on the School • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Rabbit Hill (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Strawberry Girl 60th Anniversary Edition (Trophy Newbery) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Amos Fortune, Free Man (Newbery Library, Puffin) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Up a Road Slowly • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Miracles on Maple Hill • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Onion John • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The High King (The Chronicles of Prydain) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Matchlock Gun • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Criss Cross • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Higher Power of Lucky • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Hero and the Crown • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Midwife's Apprentice • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
A Year Down Yonder • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Adam of the Road (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon $6.27 1 $6.27
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Slave Dancer • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • Amazon $5.47 1 $5.47
The Bronze Bow • Amazon $5.45 1 $5.45
Walk Two Moons • Amazon $5.42 1 $5.42
Shadow of a Bull • Amazon $5.41 1 $5.41
It's Like This, Cat • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Call It Courage • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Secret of the Andes (Puffin Book) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Whipping Boy • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Moon Over Manifest • Amazon $5.06 1 $5.06
A Single Shard • Amazon $4.97 1 $4.97
The View from Saturday • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89
Missing May • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89
The Door in the Wall • Amazon $4.69 1 $4.69
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon $4.51 1 $4.51
Out Of The Dust • Amazon $4.22 1 $4.22
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon $4.22 1 $4.22
Johnny Tremain • Amazon $3.94 1 $3.94
One Crazy Summer • Amazon $3.94 1 $3.94

Materials cost

$335.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$401.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.79

Total project goal

$471.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$471.91

1 Donor

-$471.91

Donations toward project cost

-$401.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 47 students.

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