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Mrs. Wilson from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books! Books! Books!

Help me give my students with high interest books to add to our library.

  • $327 goal

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My Students

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

Every day is a new adventure in my classroom.

I teach 32, eager fifth-grade students who come ready to learn. My students are struggling in all academic subject areas, especially reading and math. Most are working below grade level making it difficult to follow the classroom curriculum. I know they will succeed with the right small group materials specifically geared for struggling learners. Thank you for your support! We truly appreciate your generosity!

My Project

After many years of teaching, I am teaching fifth grade. I love it! My third graders love to read, unfortunately our classroom library needs more challenging books to keep their interest. They chose a great variety of books such as the Dork Diaries, Weird But True, Graphic Novels, Comic Strips, and scary, mystery books! My students need books that capture their interest and build their reading stamina. The books I have chosen are chapter books my students will be able to take home and read!

The books I am requesting are direct requests from my students.

We sat on the carpet in the classroom library and brainstormed! We created a list of genres, books series and topics my students would like to read. Your donation will reinforce literacy skills as well as foster a love for reading.

Please help me fill my classroom library with wonderful third grade books for my students!

Mrs. Wilson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 32 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, Frenemies Forever, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $59.01 1 $59.01
Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years Anniversary Collection • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Tornado!: The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Alien Superstar (Book #1) • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
Hilo Book 5: Then Everything Went Wrong • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hilo Book 6: All the Pieces Fit • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Weird But True Human Body: 300 Outrageous Facts about Your Awesome Anatomy (National Geographic Kids Weird but True) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Weird But True Gross: 300 Slimy, Sticky, and Smelly Facts • Amazon Business $7.62 1 $7.62
Weird but True! Stupid Criminals: 150 Brainless Baddies Busted, Plus Wacky Facts • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Christina's Ghost • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Dollhouse Murders (35th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Case Closed #1: Mystery in the Mansion • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Weird But True Animals • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Bookmarks Are People Too! #1 (Here's Hank) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Niagara Falls, Or Does It? #1 (Hank Zipzer) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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