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Mrs. Shippy from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Best Classroom Library Ever!

My students need a variety of new books to spruce up our classroom library.

  • $498 goal

This project expired on August 10, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a large, urban city with a diverse population. Most of my students come from single-parent families or from families where both parents work long hours to support their families. Often times, several generations live together in the same house.

Many of my students come from homes where English is not the only language spoken, and many have come to us from other countries.

The majority of my students receive a free lunch. I am lucky enough to teach an awesome group of middle school students who are creative, eager, and enthusiastic. They are always interested in learning more about a topic and constantly challenge me to be on my toes. I teach students in the bottom 20% of their grade level, and those who are in the top 20% of their grade level for reading are in need of materials to challenge and inspire them.

My Project

We are asking for a variety of new books for our classroom library. We don't have a library in our school, so if students want to get books they get them in our room. All of the books we are asking for are student requested. I asked them what they would like and this is the list they came up with They asking for some great books like Nate the Great, Down a Dark Hall, and some excellent graphic novels. Even though these students will not be in my class next year, they have all asked to come back to borrow any new books! I want to continue to provide great reading opportunities for my students, and that means having an AWESOME classroom library with a variety of books for them to choose from.

Getting students to read is the first step to becoming lifelong learners.

When students have books they want to read, it makes my job much easier (and a lot more fun)! By receiving some new books for our classroom library, you will be helping me encourage a new group of readers and learners. Thank you!

Mrs. Shippy
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon Business $18.86 1 $18.86
The Universes Inside the Lighthouse: Balky Point Adventure #1 (Balky Point Adventures) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Secret of the Dark Galaxy Stone: Balky Point Adventure #2 (Balky Point Adventures) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
You Go First • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Flashback Four #3: The Pompeii Disaster • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
The Kite Runner Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Someone to Love: A Moving and Powerful YA Novel • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
My Life as a Youtuber (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty (Storybook Valley) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Flashback Four #2: The Titanic Mission • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The Super Life of Ben Braver • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
Summer of Fear • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The 44 Rules of Amateur Sleuthing • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bonechiller • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel (The Heroes of Olympus) • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Big Nate: Welcome to My World • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Acceleration • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
My Life as a Ninja (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Beyond: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Middle School Ninja: Legacy (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Spellbound: The Books of Elsewhere: Volume 2 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Down a Dark Hall • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Don't Look Behind You • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
I Know What You Did Last Summer • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
The Secret Keepers • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Second Spy: The Books of Elsewhere: Volume 3 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Life as a Stuntboy (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Killing Mr. Griffin • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45
BUNK • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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