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Ms. Little from Villa Grove IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring on the Books!

Help me give my students new books for our classroom library that include graphic novels, classics re-imagined, and higher-level picture books!

  • $412 goal

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My Students

I am a teacher of 16 third grade students in a small, rural school district. Our school district serves approximately 50% free and reduced-price lunch, with many families living in poverty.

The third-grade​ students in my classroom are bright, curious, energetic students who are eager to learn.

They are even more eager to learn when given new, engaging, hands-on learning experiences that stimulate their brains and challenge them to think in new ways. They are all so unique and have such wonderful passions and dreams.

My Project

Third grade is a pivotal point in a reader's life. Before third grade, students are learning to read; after third grade, they read to learn. Researchers have found that in the fourth grade, many students "show a decline in their interest of reading and a gradual disengagement in school." Students need to have the opportunities and resources to find books they'll fall in love with. I want my students to build and expand on their foundation of reading by having access to new and exciting books.

Creating a passion for reading is one of the best things I can do for my students, and while I have many books in my classroom library, many are outdated and not interesting to my students.

Help me keep my students out of the fourth-grade slump statistic by giving them the gift of a book. Not only will reading help them grow academically, but​ it will also let them explore Prince Edward Island with Anne of Green Gables, take a trip in a Phantom Tollbooth, and laugh alongside so many other fun characters.

Ms. Little
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $30.59 1 $30.59
The Secret Series Complete Collection • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids) • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Portfolio Edition) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Madam President • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Sweetest Fig • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Widow's Broom (25th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
The Night Gardener • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Hello Lighthouse • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Composer Is Dead • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Okay Witch • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
John, Paul, George & Ben • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (1) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Fantastic Flying Books of MR Morris Lessmore. W.E. Joyce • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
The Mansion Mystery: A Detective Story About ... (whoops - almost gave it away! Let's just say it's a children's mystery for preteen boys and girls, ages 9-12) (The Sen Kids) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Phantom Tollbooth • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Minecraft Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
El Deafo • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Raymie Nightingale • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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