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Mrs. Durbin - Speigelhalder from Jeffersonville IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Fill Your Brain, Heart, And Soul

My students need books to help provide a magic that that may not get at home; Books are hope.

  • $434 goal

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My Students

My students put a smile on my face with all of the silliness, love, smiles, and hugs I get every day!

There is no better reward than getting to be part of all of their lives.

I love every minute of teaching and learning with them! With nearly 70% of my students coming from homes that qualify for free or reduced-priced lunches, getting them to think about Language Arts can be challenging, but my kids are willing to trust me and start the learning process every day to help ensure that love and desire to learn. I want them to be able to take it with them as they grow and enter the world. I am teaching the future and I know it will be bright.

My Project

My students need a library. I am a second year teacher and I have started working on a collection and have brought in my own books from when I was a kid, but it doesn't fill the needs of hungry learners. Students need choices of all kinds to let their hearts and souls explore and help find that love for reading.

I am hoping to get enough books that will fill our shelves and our minds.

Book clubs are something the students enjoy talking about. It makes reading so much cooler if their friends are reading the same book and they have the ability to talk about the book together. Seeing my students lay across the floor with their nose stuck in a book fills me with so much joy. They get to go and explore the world, different times, different shoes, and so much more. Books provide a magic that that may not get at home. Books are hope.

Mrs. Durbin - Speigelhalder
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alchemist, The • AKJ Education $10.72 5 $53.60
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $5.93 5 $29.65
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 5 $27.40
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.48 5 $27.40
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.81 5 $24.05

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