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Ms. Danesi from Chico CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for a Title One 5th grade Classroom!

Help me give my students books to read...both for our classroom library and for literature circles and book clubs!

  • $828 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from low socioeconomic and diverse ethnic backgrounds. They are amazing and strive always to do their best.

Many of them are in situations where they are not supported at home academically or behaviorally.

In our classroom, my job is to provide a structured environment where students can safely achieve their highest academic and social levels. Our district did not prepare for the amount of students they would get, and I've recently been hired to teach half the class.

This project would reach all of the fourth and fifth graders in our school.

My Project

Books Books Books! I've been collecting books since I decided to be an upper elementary teacher about a year ago, and while I've managed to collect a few, our library needs help! Most of the students in my classroom do not have book collections at home, so they need these books!

The small groups of books in this project will be used for book clubs and literature circles.

Students will be able to choose from a range of levels and settings with protagonists from all ranges of life. I was sure to choose some books from around the globe to expose my students to our wide world! Thanks for your help!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Fraction Tower Activity Set • Amazon Business $16.07 4 $64.28
Hatchet • Amazon Business $7.59 5 $37.95
Baseball in April and Other Stories • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.98 5 $34.90
The Underland Chronicles #1: Gregor the Overlander • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
The Fourteenth Goldfish • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 35th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Elijah of Buxton • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.79 5 $28.95
The City of Ember • AKJ Education $5.59 5 $27.95
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.59 5 $27.95
Restart • Amazon Business $5.59 5 $27.95
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.59 5 $27.95
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36
ETA hand2mind Two-Color ManipuLite Foam Counters, Set of 200 • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Vanpad Sticky Notes 3x3 Inches,Bright Colors Self-Stick Pads, Easy To Post for Home, Office, Notebook. 100 Sheets/Pad,12 Pads,1200 Sheet • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Junior Learning Fractions Flips Educational Action Games • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Wishtree • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Wish • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Pax • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (I Survived #19) (19) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Ruby Holler • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (I Survived #18) • Amazon Business $4.23 1 $4.23
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.23 1 $4.23

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