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Ms. Slivnick from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bookworms Need Books, Books, and More Books!

My students need books, beanbag seats, and more books!

  • $834 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the 5th grade, we have started a club for students who love to read called Bookworms. Not only do we read, read, read all day in English class--now we are reading after school, at recess, and at home!

It takes a special group of students to give up recess to read, and I'm lucky enough to teach them.

My fifth graders unabashedly love curling up with a good book. I started Bookworms to fill a need for a safe, quiet space to read for my students and as a way to get them excited about reading. Now, students run up to me every day to ask if Bookworms is meeting that day, to point out how far they have read in their books, or to show off their custom-made bookmark to another student. As a daughter of two librarians, I was lucky enough to always have a quiet and wonderful place to escape into books. But for many of my students, the library is simply too far away to reach most days--especially since we go to school from 7:20 until 4:15. These hard-working students and passionate students deserve a reading space, which is why I created Bookworms!

My Project

My Bookworms will absolutely love being able to read new and exciting books both during English class and while we meet as a club. They are busily reading through my current classroom library, and I know that these voracious readers will soon need new, high quality, challenging books. We would also love some comfy bean bag chairs to add to our rug area.

We never know exactly what it is that will impact a child's life.

I firmly believe that many of those influences can be fictional--from Roald Dahl to Harry Potter, my students are ready to be inspired by wonderful books.

Ms. Slivnick
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CK30RD - Big Beanbag Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 3 $209.97
ALA/YALSA Award and Honors Coming of Age (8 bk set) • AKJ Books $53.23 1 $53.23
World War II and the Holocaust (7 bk set) • AKJ Books $36.45 1 $36.45
Newbery Award and Honor Winners Assortment (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $32.81 1 $32.81
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon $26.03 1 $26.03
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon $21.10 1 $21.10
Shredderman (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $19.68 1 $19.68
The Heroes of Olympus Paperback 3-Book Boxed Set • Amazon $18.15 1 $18.15
Lawless: Book 1 • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
The Way to Stay in Destiny • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
Stella by Starlight • Amazon $13.14 1 $13.14
The Red Pencil • Amazon $12.92 1 $12.92
Battling Boy • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
All the Answers • Amazon $12.47 1 $12.47
Rain Reign • Amazon $12.15 1 $12.15
Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff • Amazon $11.28 1 $11.28
The Terrible Two • Amazon $10.98 1 $10.98
Dear America: A Picture of Freedom • Amazon $10.62 1 $10.62
Dear America: With the Might of Angels • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
The Meaning of Maggie • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon $10.19 1 $10.19
Rebel McKenzie • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Hokey Pokey • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Spy Camp (Spy School) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Spy School • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Kids Myths Busted!: Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew... • Amazon $7.95 1 $7.95
Belly Up (FunJungle) • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School • Amazon $6.91 1 $6.91
Liar & Spy • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71

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