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Mrs. Henderson from May TX is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need high interest books that will build background knowledge that is essential for academic success.

  • $633 goal

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My Students

The students who come into my room learn to develop a love of reading and because they love reading, they are developing into great writers. They are energetic fourth and fifth graders who are exploring worlds, investigating new places, and learning about historical and current people who make a difference in the lives of others.

Learning about literacy has set a fire in my students and they are looking for books to stoke that passion.

Seeing my students build this love of reading is awesome!

My Project

A good mix of fiction and non-fiction books will help to build my student's reading stamina. For many of my students, the books that they get from my classroom library are the only books they have access to for at home reading.

It is important for students to have high interest books because reading increases their academic achievement.

Research shows that when students have a choice in their reading materials, that they are much more motivated to read for prolonged periods of time. When students read for prolonged periods of time, it builds their ability to focus. This helps them across the curriculum.

Mrs. Henderson
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, OMG, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School • Amazon Business $7.79 2 $15.58
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
Bob • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $10.14 1 $10.14
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 (National Geographic Almanacs) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!: Wharf Water Tea You'd Rather Not Drink • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Viking Explorer! • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
The Hidden Doors (Explorer) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Explorer (The Lost Islands #2) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet (2nd Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Mayflower! (Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus!: Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Because of Mr. Terupt • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Storm Rescues) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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