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Ms. Hafer from Hamilton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Blossoming Readers

Help me give my students more read aloud books! We love reading and discussing books together!

  • $355 goal

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My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds. Our district has done a wonderful job in investing in a new curriculum that promotes enjoyable reading and writing for all. However, students are not being as successful as they could be because we do not have as many books as we could. My goal is to change this in my classroom.

I teach Language Arts and Social Studies to twenty-five, fifth graders throughout the day.

Many of these readers are below grade-level and I want to provide them with materials that will inspire them to read and write more.

My Project

In the past couple of years our school district has switched to a literacy program that encourages me to read a picture book to my class daily. The growth I have witnessed in my classroom is extraordinary! Our conversations go from critiquing how authors wrote the book to making connections to our own lives.

Students have the best thoughts, and I want to keep exposing them to new books to keep enhancing these thoughts.

One of my favorite things to do is pause in the middle of a book and say turn and talk. The class immediately erupts into discussion. I am so excited to read these new books with my class and listen to all their thoughts!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blank Book - 48-Pack Colorful Notebooks, Unlined Plain Travel Journals for Students, Kids Diaries, Creative Writing Projects, 6 Assorted Colors, 4.25 x 5.5 Inches, 24 Sheets • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Hansel & Gretel • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Once Upon a Goat • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Gross as a Snot Otter (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
What Is a Refugee? • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Pluto Gets the Call • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Hey, Water! • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Rapunzel • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Little Red • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Bruce's Big Storm (Mother Bruce Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Elvis Is King! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Who Wet My Pants? • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
My Heart • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Carl and the Meaning of Life • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hilo Book 6: All the Pieces Fit • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Stone Sat Still: (Environmental and Nature Picture Book for Kids, Perspective Book for Preschool and Kindergarten, Award Winning Illustrator) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

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