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Ms. Molitor from Herndon VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Better Books Make Better Readers

Help me give my students the books they crave. Changing grades has left our classroom library thin and over-read. My students deserve access to the classics: The Old Man and the Sea, The Pearl, Huckleberry Finn.

  • $380 goal

This project expired on March 27, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Even before year began, I knew a good number of my students. Two years ago, I was one of two 4th grade AAP teachers when the other teacher had her baby three weeks into the new school year. In the scramble that ensued, I ended up adopting her class and instructing 48 exceptional students.

Small group, big group, or huge mob, these guys are committed to making the best of any academic situation.

Two years after I first encountered them, they still have the flexibility and focus I admired. They rarely require more than a word to redirect their attention, they collaborate naturally, and happily compete to be the best.

My Project

This is my first year with sixth grade and I had hoped some of the old classroom books would work with my older students. They are willing to try, but they crave books of a higher level, books that push them beyond their abilities, books that helped create and shape our world.

When students only have access to dull books, they lose that spark that comes from books that truly stretch their minds.

Given access to the classics, they become better students; not just better readers, but better at thinking, analyzing, and creating. Help me give them a classroom library worthy of their potential.

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them : The Original Screenplay • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Old Man and the Sea • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.98 1 $7.98
The Pearl • AKJ Education $7.83 1 $7.83
Monster • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Speak • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
Night • AKJ Education $6.97 1 $6.97
Slam! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Fever 1793 • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Graveyard Book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Running Out Of Time • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story Of The Iliad • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Devil's Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Elijah of Buxton • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The False Prince Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Three Musketeers • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Dracula • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Treasure Island • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

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