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Mrs. Blardony from Brentwood CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Are the Doorway to Knowledge

Help me give my students engaging books that are engaging among fifth graders.

  • $582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fifth grade in a public school on the outskirts of the Bay Area. My students come with a wide variety of backgrounds, languages, experiences, and abilities. They love to talk, laugh, dance, and support one another in their collaborative learning groups.

They are bursting with energy and are eager to learn and make new connections.

Every student in my classroom appreciates their ability to learn in a manner that will help them be successful learners. It is my hope that they all feel loved and valued.

My Project

I am hoping to build a classroom library with a variety of books that are both accessible and a reflection of the backgrounds of my students. Students need a variety of genres and topics to explore. Many of my books are decades old and is lacking current favorites. My project includes fiction, historical fiction, and graphic novels.

I hope to instill a room of avid readers through high-interest books and to keep them engaged readers through paired reads, literature circle groups, and independent reading time.

When my students become readers, they will not only make connections to the outside world, but they will lay the foundation for more rigorous texts in middle school and beyond.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stargirl (Stargirl Series) • Amazon Business $9.20 4 $36.80
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $8.79 4 $35.16
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $8.67 4 $34.68
Because of Mr. Terupt • Amazon Business $7.93 4 $31.72
The City of Ember (The City of Ember Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.89 4 $31.56
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.86 4 $31.44
Frindle • Amazon Business $7.78 4 $31.12
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $7.70 4 $30.80
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Castle in the Stars: The Moon-King • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Nightlights • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Pashmina • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
The Diamond of Darkhold (The City of Ember Book 3) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Prophet of Yonwood (The City of Ember Book 4) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
The People of Sparks (The City of Ember Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Invisible Emmie (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
Positively Izzy (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76

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