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Mrs. Mixon from Silver Spgs NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Open Doors to Worlds We Would Otherwise Not Know

My students need books in different genres to meet the rigorous demand of our new reading curriculum.

  • $589 goal

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My Students

I work in a low income, high poverty area. My students love the idea of hands on activities and are very engaged when working on projects. Our school has recently split from a K-8 elementary school to a K-4 Elementary and a 5-8 Middle School.

We are a Title 1 school with 85% of our students receiving free/reduced lunch, many of our students do not get the opportunity to visit a public library or book store.

Our 4th grade consists of approximately 75 students, divided into 3 classrooms.

This year our district adopted a new curriculum for reading and writing. The students, and teachers, are very excited about this new curriculum and learning to connect all subjects through their reading and writing.

My Project

Our school district adopted the Lucy Calkins workshop method of teaching reading and writing this year. Our classroom libraries are missing some of the genres needed for our lessons, and the ones we have only have one copy of the text. This makes it difficult to do Book Clubs, where each group of 3-4 students needs to be reading the same book.

We work in book clubs for many of our units of study and and need multiple copies of books.

We have begged for and borrowed books from other teachers; however, my students would LOVE to be able to go to our own classroom library to choose books rather than waiting to see if we can get enough copies from other classrooms. We also use picture books as read aloud and mentor texts for both reading and writing.

I have seen a HUGE difference in my students love of reading this first semester and look forward to seeing more growth as the year progresses.

Mrs. Mixon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades 3-6 • AKJ Education $29.38 1 $29.38
Elizabeth Leads the Way Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote • AKJ Education $6.56 4 $26.24
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Sing Down the Moon • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Insults Aren't Funny: What to Do About Verbal Bullying • AKJ Education $5.80 4 $23.20
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.19 4 $20.76
The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
We the Kids The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Clementine • AKJ Education $4.37 4 $17.48
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 4 $17.48
The Best Part of Me Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ron's Big Mission • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Who Was Milton Hershey? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms • AKJ Education $4.21 2 $8.42
Whales: The Gentle Giants The Gentle Giants • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence • AKJ Education $1.75 4 $7.00
The Friendship • AKJ Education $1.75 4 $7.00
Earthquakes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Keeping Quilt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
A Bad Case of Stripes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Tadpole • AKJ Education $1.00 4 $4.00
A Rainbow of Friends • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Very First Americans • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Aunt Ant Leaves Through the Leaves • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90

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