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Ms. Hafer from Hamilton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books!

My students need new and exciting books to further their love of reading. These books will help take them on new adventures in new lands.

  • $488 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from very low-income homes. Unfortunately, very few come in with supplies for school. 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 25 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 more.

My Project

Every year new students enter my classroom. All students have different backgrounds, stories, and interests. One goal I have every new school year is to identify the most reluctant readers and help them find books that they love. To be successful at this, first, I need many diverse books in the classroom library. The more book options available in the classroom, the more likely a student can find a book to love.

The easiest way to connect students to books, is by reading aloud to them.

Many of these books will be class read-alouds. Class read-alouds allow students to listen, enjoy a book, and discuss their thoughts with their peers. We will do several author studies. The first one will be with the Robert Munsch books including Mortimer and Wait and See. Another one will be with Dav Pilkey books including Kat Kong and Dogzilla. I'm also very excited to introduce students to the inspiring books about some of their favorite athletes: Lebron James and Stephen Curry. These books will have a huge impact in my classroom, and in developing my students' love for reading.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bully • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Who's on First? (Pop Classics) • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Dumb Bunnies Go To The Zoo • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
How to Babysit a Grandpa • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Make Way for Dumb Bunnies • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
BE QUIET! • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Mud Puddle (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
Dav Pilkey (Your Favorite Authors) • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
Something Good (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Me First (Sandpiper paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Mortimer (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
50 Below Zero • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Show and Tell (Classic Munsch) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
I Have to Go! (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Moira's Birthday (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Kat Kong • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Kid Owner • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Wait and See • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
A Promise is Promise (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Smelly Socks • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
Dogzilla (digest) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
The Dark (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $4.72 1 $4.72
Crickwing • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Murmel, Murmel, Murmel (Annikin) • Amazon Business $1.99 1 $1.99

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