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Mr. Hall from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books! Glorious Books For a Classroom Library!

My students need books on all subjects to help them grow & glow!

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Books are not just for reading but for learning, exploring, contemplating, and so much more. I like to have a well-stocked classroom library of books on numerous subjects so students can thoroughly explore the curriculum and their world. Each year I like to add to my library and keep it growing.

This is my first year teaching first grade at Adamsville Elementary in Atlanta, but what I know so far is that my students are in a Title 1 school and have difficulty accessing the best resources and materials to help them learn, grow, succeed, and achieve.

I'm positive they are wonderful children though, and they deserve the best! My goal is to maintain a well-stocked library of books on all subjects and add to it regularly so that my students will never run out of books to read and will always have access to the curriculum through interesting books. I have chosen about a dozen books from each subject (such as Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies) that teach subject matter through narratives, stories, and poems. We will use these books, such as,The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, How Come?: Every Kid's Science Questions Explained, in the classroom to read together and independently, develop activities, create learning centers, foster critical thinking, and encourage creativity, independence, and a love for reading and learning.

My Project

My plan is to create four separate libraries within the classroom, essentially a Math Center, Social Studies Center, Science Center, and Language Arts Center where students will not only have access to activities, technology, and independent learning, but will also have access to books specific to topics about which they are learning. I plan to regularly secure more and more books and continue adding to the libraries. As lessons are taught, the books themselves will be introduced as openers. Activities will be based on the books themselves. Students will learn concepts through the books and become immersed in a print-rich environment through being read-to, reading with others, and reading independently. This will occur whether students are learning language arts, math, social studies, or science. The goal is to use narratives, stories, and poems to enrich all lessons. The books will also be used for enrichment.

Each year, teachers struggle with how to get the necessary supplies for their classrooms.

As a first year first grade teacher, I know it will be difficult for me to build a great classroom library. Recently I spent about $200 on books I knew I wanted to have along with another large sum on workbooks and materials. While I will continue spending my own money on supplies as need arises, I'm hoping I can get some of the materials donated. These books will help the students tremendously!

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Mr. Hall
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Child's Introduction to Poetry: Listen While You Learn About the Magic Words That Have Moved Mountains, Won Battles, and Made Us Laugh and Cry • Amazon $17.95 1 $17.95
What Is Science? • Amazon $14.81 1 $14.81
A Is for Art • Amazon $14.66 1 $14.66
Math Fables: Lessons That Count • Amazon $14.21 1 $14.21
TIME for Kids BIG Book of Why: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know • Amazon $13.96 1 $13.96
We the People • Amazon $13.81 1 $13.81
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon $12.61 1 $12.61
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes • Amazon $12.53 1 $12.53
How Come?: Every Kid's Science Questions Explained • Amazon $12.46 1 $12.46
Mesmerizing Math • Amazon $12.43 1 $12.43
25 Totally Terrific Social Studies Activities: Step-by-Step Directions for Motivating Projects That Students Can Do Independently (Teaching Resources) • Amazon $10.70 1 $10.70
Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever (Giant Golden Book) • Amazon $10.19 1 $10.19
Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
Mad Margaret Experiments with the Scientific Method (In the Science Lab) • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
There's a Map on My Lap!: All About Maps (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late (Bedtime Math Series) • Amazon $8.74 1 $8.74
Basher Basics: Punctuation: The Write Stuff • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Polygon (Math Fun) • Amazon $7.95 1 $7.95
A Place for Zero (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon $7.95 1 $7.95
Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs (Explore!) • Amazon $7.62 1 $7.62
Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns (Explore!) • Amazon $7.60 1 $7.60
You're Toast and Other Metaphors We Adore (Ways to Say It) • Amazon $7.29 1 $7.29
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure • Amazon $7.08 1 $7.08
I Love My Hair! • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
The Art Lesson (Paperstar Book) • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Math For All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Learning About Nonfiction (Language Arts) • Amazon $6.95 1 $6.95
Learning About Fiction (Language Arts) • Amazon $6.95 1 $6.95
Spaghetti And Meatballs For All! (Scholastic Bookshelf: Math Skills) • Amazon $6.64 1 $6.64
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution • Amazon $6.42 1 $6.42
On the Scale, a Weighty Tale (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon $6.33 1 $6.33
The Mission of Addition (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon $6.23 1 $6.23
Me on the Map (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon $6.05 1 $6.05
Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Germs Make Me Sick! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Energy Makes Things Happen (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Real Heroes Don't Wear Capes (Social Studies Connects) • Amazon $5.95 1 $5.95
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • Amazon $5.77 1 $5.77
How a Seed Grows (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon $5.57 1 $5.57
The Planets in Our Solar System (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon $5.50 1 $5.50
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon $4.99 1 $4.99
Smart About the Presidents (Smart About History) • Amazon $4.98 1 $4.98
TIME For Kids Book of Why: Really Cool People & Places • Amazon $4.29 1 $4.29
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Five Little Monster Went To School (Social Studies Learn to Read) • Amazon $2.49 1 $2.49
African Folk Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics) • Amazon $1.35 1 $1.35

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