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Ms. Smith from Walkertown NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Build a Stairway to Imagination

My students need enriching books to enhance their use of ELA skills that they will need to be college ready.

  • $397 goal

This project expired on November 27, 2018.

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My Students

My students are a talkative group that love asking questions and always want to know more about everything. These students work very hard towards their goals and know what is expected of them. They love working hard and seeing what they can accomplish. Each student brings something different to the class whether it be laughter or tears. I truly am so thankful for each of these students because they remind me each and every day of why I became a teacher. These students deserve so much more then I can provide for them.

I believe using these projects will not only enhance learning but also give students a reason to continue their education.

Students need to be shown the importance of a higher education. Through donations and continued support, my student will not only be able to see that importance but feel it as well.

My Project

Throughout the years of my teaching career, I have noticed that students are not exposed to enriching texts. By completing this project, my students will be exposed to different genres of texts. Furthermore, my students will learn not only reading skills but also language art skills.

With the use of the different types of texts in this project, I will be able to teach the skills that students will need to be successful.

Each book in this project features a different genre and purpose for reading. The hope for my students is that they will be exposed to different types of text and see the purpose behind reading. I am excited about this project and hope that it is funded.

Ms. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31

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