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Ms. K from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Dreams, and Libraries. Oh, My!

My students need a library space with a variety of engaging books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Falling Up.

  • $398 goal

This project expired on December 7, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better." - B. Obama, President of the USA I want students in the class to enjoy literacy and read for the sake of reading.

The community around the school would be characterized as an under-served area with high poverty.

I am a new teacher, and this is my first classroom. I have only been in the classroom for two days. I can already tell that the students are eager readers. They will often ask for more time to read independently once they have found a book they enjoy. At this time I only have about 50 books that a class of about 30 have to share. That means that there is a little over 1 book per child.

My Project

I believe each book is an adventure and provides educational value. With your support, students will improve their literacy skills when reading the texts requested such as poetry, mystery, and fantasy. Throughout the year, we will also be having a "genre study" where we dissect what makes a "personal narrative" the way it is. The books also act as mentor texts that students can have for reference and inspiration when creating their own "personal narratives." In addition, they will hone their higher level thinking skills when they analyze text and compare ideas from two different books.

A great man, Dr. Seuss, is known for saying, "The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." If you donate to this project, you will definitely be contributing to the students' growth and learning.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 • Amazon $35.69 1 $35.69
Wonder • Amazon $9.51 2 $19.02
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon $27.91 1 $27.91
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon $27.12 1 $27.12
How We Are Smart • Amazon $8.05 2 $16.10
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon $10.75 2 $21.50
D Is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet (Alphabet-Arts & Culture) • Amazon $7.15 2 $14.30
One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale • Amazon $15.76 1 $15.76
Pink and Say • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! • Amazon $13.23 1 $13.23
A Pocket Full of Kisses • Amazon $12.90 1 $12.90
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon $12.43 1 $12.43
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon $12.19 1 $12.19
Falling Up • Amazon $11.29 1 $11.29
Are You My Mother? (Beginner Books) • Amazon $5.05 2 $10.10
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon $7.84 1 $7.84
Pink y Say (Spanish Version) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19

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