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Mr. Preiss from Columbia Falls MT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Love: Replace Ancient Library Books

Help me give my students new books for exciting reading! They need new and updated books!

  • $322 goal

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My Students

I teach a 4th grade class with diverse educational levels and abilities. Over half of my class of students come from lower economic homes. This class is starting with needed progress and growth especially in reading. I have a mix of students at a variety of levels.

Fifty-five percent of my students have started the year below benchmark levels in reading.

This is a lower class than many I have worked with. They need time reading texts that they are motivated to read.

Our class is working very hard at making growth as we redo our curriculum pieces to focus more on non-fiction. My 11 boys and 12 girls are excited for new opportunities to read!

My Project

My students have struggled with reading this year. They have needed newer, exciting books. I have a leftover library when I started that needs updating (ancient) and lots of newer reads. We have brought in some new books this year and my kids love them! I have also connected them to Audible where they listen and read and they love it! I can't wait to bring in new books and update oldie but goodies to build a better library. The more time they read, the better they will build their learning. New books for motivation and excitement to learn and grow!

Mr. Preiss
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wizard of Oz Collection • Amazon Business $54.11 1 $54.11
Madeleine L'Engle: The Wrinkle in Time Quartet (LOA #309): A Wrinkle in Time / A Wind in the Door / A Swiftly Tilting Planet / Many Waters (Library of America Madeleine L'Engle Edition) • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
The Season of Styx Malone • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Long Road to Freedom (Ranger in Time #3) • Amazon Business $5.39 2 $10.78
Journey through Ash and Smoke (Ranger in Time #5) • Amazon Business $5.39 2 $10.78
Escape from the Great Earthquake (Ranger in Time #6) • Amazon Business $5.39 2 $10.78
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
James and the Giant Peach • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dog Called Kitty • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Watchdog and the Coyotes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Red Dog • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Danger on Panther Peak • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The BACKWARD BIRD DOG PAPERBACK • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Totally Disgusting! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Snot Stew • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
Hurricane Katrina Rescue (Ranger in Time #8) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Race to the South Pole (Ranger in Time #4) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
D-Day: Battle on the Beach (Ranger in Time #7) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Tough to Tackle (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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