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Mrs. Diaz from Saratoga Spgs NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Spark Imagination and Curiosity

Help me give my students reading materials such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid to continue fostering their love of reading.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teaching assistant in a high school library and we have many students from our special education department coming into the library looking for non-fiction and fiction books to read. Their curiosity and enthusiasm is what makes my day. They are looking for books on dragons to water buffalo to drag racing cars. They want to explore countries around the world. They want to learn how to build dog houses and bird houses. We talk every day about the things they want to accomplish and what they want to do after high school. We talk about setting goals and working towards achieving those goals.

There is nothing better than seeing joy on the faces of our students when they come in and find books that engage their curiosity and fulfill their thirst for knowledge.

To witness the thrill a student exhibits when they are given a particular book they have been looking for is priceless. To be able to provide to a student something they might not otherwise have access to makes my job inspiring.

My Project

In our high school library we do not have enough materials to meet the needs of our Special Education students. They come in excited for books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid or National Geographic titles. These books become like comfort food for them. Finding a quaint nook in our library to curl up and read a good story is essential to foster a love of reading. These are the books they are continually looking for on our shelves.

Connecting with a good story is critical for students to develop a passion for reading.

The books on this list will help our students enhance their love of reading, inspire them to try new things and learn to explore the world around them. We encourage them to learn new things and share the information with us and fellow students. Engaging our students is our primary goal and having these books will play a huge part in achieving that goal.

Mrs. Diaz
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 Revised • AKJ Education $40.88 1 $40.88
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 5-8 • AKJ Education $40.88 1 $40.88
Wild Moments of Stock Car Racing • AKJ Education $20.43 1 $20.43
Super Sniffers • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Moo • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Dork Diaries 1 Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1 • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 3 Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 4 Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Black Bear • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
National Geographic Kids Mission: Polar Bear Rescue • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
National Geographic Kids Mission: Elephant Rescue • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
National Geographic Kids Mission: Lion Rescue • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
National Geographic Kids Everything Dolphins Dolphin Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Make You Flip • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Mighty Machines • AKJ Education $8.18 1 $8.18
Can We Save the Tiger? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
All Ball • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story A True Story • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Great White Sharks • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Band of Bears • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Giant Pandas • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Reptiles • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Basketball • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
Young Fredle • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fuzzy Mud • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Flora & Ulysses • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Zoobreak • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ungifted • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Interrupted Journey • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Wolves • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Magician's Elephant • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sharks • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Side-by-Side Basketball Stars • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Frogs, Toads, and Turtles • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Poppy • AKJ Education $5.13 1 $5.13
Hate That Cat: A Novel • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sideways Stories from Wayside School • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #4 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #3: Beach Babe • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Slacker • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Restart • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #1 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My Life in Dog Years • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #2: Our Hero • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Dragons and Mythical Creatures • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sea Monsters • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Backyard Birds • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Can You Survive the Jungle? • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Niagara Falls, Or Does It? #1 • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
I Got a D in Salami #2 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Dinosaur Named Sue: The Find of the Centry, A • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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