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Mrs. Galbreath from Hamilton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Open Doors for Readers!

My students need high quality picture books to further their reading.

  • $558 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My boys and girls are growing up in the same city I did. It's a wonderful place to grow up. It's small and tight knit and hardworking. Our families want the best for their students but they are also struggling to make ends meet, which leaves little time to instill the love of books. Our community is a suburb of Cincinnati, more than 60% of of students receive free or reduced lunch. Students are coming to school carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. Some of them are exposed to so many negatives.

However, they come to school still seeking knowledge and looking for something that will help them succeed later in life while lessening the load they carry day to day.

They work hard and strive to be the best learners they can be. In our short time together, I have seen an amazing fire be lit in them. I hope to continue setting high expectations to help them overcome the poverty and hardship they see around them everyday. They are deep thinkers who have been given tough circumstances, and still they rise to all the expectations I've had--even surpassing them

My Project

My students are embarking in a new framework for reading. They hear a new read aloud everyday! They are also exposed to book talks and author talks which would also require books. When totaled this would require more than 180 books in a school year. These book swill allow my students to be able to read authors the would not normally have access to as well as seeing motivational books to help them start believing in their ability to not only be readers but to become authors too!

The titles chosen, also will allow the boys and girls to see non-fiction works, which can help with the difficult task of writing non- fiction texts of their own.

Mrs. Galbreath
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons • Amazon Business $26.50 1 $26.50
The Antlered Ship • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Giant Squid (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Love • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Hotel Bruce (Mother Bruce) • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Mother Bruce • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
BE QUIET! • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Bruce's Big Move (Mother Bruce) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
The Sword in the Stove • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

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