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Ms. Saunders from Pleasanton CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books!

Help me give my students access to new books that hold their interest and bring them back for more!

  • $485 goal

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My Students

Together, my fifth-grade students are one class community even though individually everyone has their own set of needs. My 10-year-olds, come from a wide variety of economic and cultural backgrounds, with the majority speaking languages other than English at home. Their home lives are diverse, but they all have the same expectations when they come to school every day: To be challenged and engaged.

Working together, we can help these minds meet and exceed society's, and our school's, high expectations.

My Project

Reading is a precious thing that I want to encourage in my students. The only way to do this is to give them access to a variety of literature that suits their interests. I can not keep my library full of the donated books I received from a retiring teacher; those books just don't have the draw that new literature has. We need current titles!

My kids are continuously begging for more reading time and I think that they deserve new books.

With the help of these donations, I can encourage not only independent reading but also start some new book clubs and conversations about what we read.

Ms. Saunders
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 33 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise • Amazon Business $11.72 3 $35.16
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Caleb and Kit • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Journey of Little Charlie (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Science of Breakable Things • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Unteachables • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Dragon Pearl (Rick Riordan Presents) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Language of Spells • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Granted • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Supergifted • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
MiNRS • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Stella by Starlight • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
The Real Boy • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Serafina and the Twisted Staff • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
Rules for Stealing Stars • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Serafina and the Splintered Heart (A Serafina Novel) • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

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