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Ms. H. from Chesapeake VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Build Brain Cells!

My students need more books to help build and hold their interest in reading.

  • $332 goal

This project expired on May 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in one of the lower income areas of my city. About 51% students receive free or reduced price lunch. 32% of the students are Caucasian, 49% are African American, and the remaining percentage are a multitude of ethnicities from all over the world.

The majority of my students don't have a big selection of books at home.

Thankfully, many take advantage of our beautiful public libraries, our school library, and our classroom library.

My students love reading. They read anything and everything I offer in my class library, as well as materials available in the school library. Magazines and science related non-fiction books are huge favorites right now.

These kids have the potential to be anything they want to be. It just takes time to get them to believe it for themselves. Books can open their world up to places they've never even dreamed of, and further build their love of reading.

My Project

My students love to read, but they have read most of the books in my small classroom library. My class this year, as in past years, seems particularly fascinated with non-fiction books and magazines. I hope that by adding in some exciting non-fiction books, similar realistic fiction books, and a little fantasy, that their imaginations can soar.

These books will help to increase my students' reading comprehension, and fluency when reading aloud.

For a few of my reluctant readers, I chose books that I believe will excite and hold their interest. I also chose books along a variety of reading levels so that everyone can find a book that is just right for them to read and enjoy.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
How Things Work - Popular Curriculum Themes (Level N) (6 Books) • AKJ Education $40.36 1 $40.36
How Things Work (6 Books) • AKJ Education $40.18 1 $40.18
Animals (8 Books) • AKJ Education $38.04 1 $38.04
Money (7 Books) • AKJ Education $35.05 1 $35.05
Assorted Science (6 Books) • AKJ Education $23.12 1 $23.12
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fraction Fun • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Color of His Own • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
If You Were a Fraction • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Do You Wanna Bet? • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
The Candy Corn Contest • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump!: Fractions • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Chickens on the Move • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Carrie Measures Up • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Born to Be a Butterfly • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Let's Take Care of the Earth • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55

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