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

Books Are Our Backbone

My students need Diary of a Wimpy Kid novels and storage bins to showcase the great reads in our classroom library.

  • $403 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Excuses are tools of incompetence. They build monuments of nothingness, and those who specialize in their uses seldom accomplish anything." -Author Unknown

This is a quote my students learn the first week of school each year.

It's our mantra and a reminder that we can do anything if we truly put our minds to it. Most importantly, it inspires us to shy away from excuses and focus on solutions.

I work in an inner-city school with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast and lunch. Despite those challenges, my students are excited to work on the many engaging projects I design throughout the school year. This year will not be any different.

My Project

My 4th grade classroom needs updated novels to instill the love of reading while I teach them the literacy skills necessary to become career readers and writers. Students spend a vast majority of time reading what I select, but these novels will foster a sense of independence through choice. Students will be able to select a wide variety of titles available with your donation.

Kicking up your feet and losing yourself in a good book is a dying trend.

We scroll our phones and spend time reading 140 characters or less. I hope that with these great novels I've selected, I will send my students on a literary trip through a new favorite book.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spectrum Diversified Scoop wire Storage Basket, Medium, Copper • Amazon Business $10.92 10 $109.20
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 2 $22.58
UNIQOOO Desk Pen and Pencil Holder Case Box with Fashionable Modern Design, Great for Daily Use in Office Classroom Home (Marble Print) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Not So Normal Norbert • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Hole in the Wall • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
How to Be a Supervillain: Born to Be Good • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Spectrum Diversified Scoop wire Storage Basket, Medium, Copper • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
A Boy Named Queen • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Krylon Colormaster Indoor/Outdoor Aerosol Paint 12oz - ROSE GOLD • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Sci-Fi Junior High: Crash Landing • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
UNIQOOO 5mm Super Thick Clear Acrylic Gold Desk Tape Dispenser Holder, Modern Office Design Accessories • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Towers Falling • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (Captain Underpants #10) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 2: Bullies and Buddies (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1: A Scare of A Dare (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
Babymouse #19: Bad Babysitter • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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