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Mrs. Hartley from Rio WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Mean the World to Us!

My students need books they can take home for summer reading not only to prevent the "summer slide", but to keep their imaginations and insights going strong.

  • $274 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is part of a small, family-like community. Our students are amazing kids. They are creative, curious, and compassionate. They work hard and they take care of each other. They have a wide variety of strengths and talents, and all together they make our school a beautiful place.

Our kids love reading!

Books are a part of almost everything we do, and it's amazing to see the discovery, wonder, or laughter play across the students' faces as we explore different texts, or to see them get lost in a favorite book.

My Project

Reading is an integral part not only of every school subject but in so many areas of life. Reading opens doors to new worlds and sheds light on the ones we already live in. Reading gives kids an opportunity to step into someone else's shoes, or to feel like someone else knows what they are going through.

Research has shown that reading just 10-12 picture books over the summer (grades PreK-2) or five chapter books (grades 3-5) is enough to prevent the summer slide.

What's more, access to and ownership of books help instill a love of reading in children. We have begun hosting a free book fair at the end of each school year that provides every child in our school with several books that they can self-select at the end of the year to read over the summer, keeping their minds and imaginations going strong. We are seeking current, popular titles to help stock our book shelves.

Mrs. Hartley
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
Once There Was a Boy... Boxed Set • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Bob • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Not Quite Narwhal • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Sideways Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Wayside School Is Falling Down • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
The Princess in Black • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Roscoe Riley Rules #5: Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Roscoe Riley Rules #2: Never Swipe a Bully's Bear • Amazon Business $4.82 1 $4.82
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08

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