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Ms. Ames from Malone NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books!

My students need books for our classroom library in order to help them continue their growth in reading!

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 22 5th grade students in a general education setting. Four of those students are in a 12:1:1 classroom for half of the day, and with me the other half. Four students receive AIS for ELA and four for math. As a teacher in a low-income and high poverty school district many of my students do not get many opportunities to experience life to the fullest. I am looking to provide my students with books that will open their minds and allow them to experience other places and people through reading.

My students love to be up and moving, love to explore books, and have a great love for learning.

For many of my students, schools is their safe place, somewhere they can be themselves, and are able to express themselves without judgment. I am hoping that when I provide them with books they are interested in, they will continue to read and it will help them continue on a path of excellence!

My Project

I chose to pick books for my project to fill my classroom library! I am a first year teacher and, unfortunately, do not have many books for my students to read. There are many times during the day that we have books in front of us. Whether it is silent reading, small group instruction, whole groups instruction, etc., books of all kinds and levels are being used! In order to keep my students engaged and to continue their growth, I need to provide them with new books that cover new content and interests.

My project will make a difference by providing my students with books that will interest them and will help them become stronger readers.

Sadly, my students are now running out of new books to read. Most of the books I have are lower level books that have been picked over and handed down for many years. Although I am grateful for the many donations of books I have received, I need to be able to provide books for my students that will help them continue to grow and succeed. I would like to provide many different leveled books for my students to be able to reach them all.

Ms. Ames
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 22 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level M Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $94.13 1 $94.13
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • AKJ Education $63.46 1 $63.46
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
King Midas and the Golden Touch • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
What Pet Should I Get? • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (full color) Full Color Collector's Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Of • AKJ Education $12.99 1 $12.99
The Lorax • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Horton Hears A Who! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Butter Battle Book (New York Times Notable Book of the Year) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $10.99 1 $10.99
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $10.26 1 $10.26
What Was I Scared Of? (A Glow-in-the Dark Encounter) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Fox in Socks: 50th Anniversay Edition • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Foot Book • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Green Eggs and Ham • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Hop on Pop • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Touching Spirit Bear • AKJ Education $6.72 1 $6.72
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Madeline • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Flower Garden • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.10 1 $4.10
The Very First Americans • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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