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Ms. Gurney from Herriman UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Build a Classroom Library

Help me give my students a full classroom library with high interest books.

  • $303 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an incredible group of highly energetic, curious, and excited 6th graders. They really enjoy learning especially social studies and math. They love collaborating with their peers and learning in exciting hands-on ways.

There is a buzz about books in our classroom.

Students are provided with many opportunities to discuss what they are reading in small groups, large groups, and with reading buddies. The more books available for students, the greater the buzz becomes.

My students love a challenge! They are goal and service oriented. They complete community service projects, serve the school as lunch workers, safety patrol, and first grade buddies. They look for opportunities to serve others and make people feel special and valued.

My Project

Our new Superintendent has challenged teachers to create a “book-rich” environment in every classroom. Book access is a significant factor in literacy development. Research shows that students in classrooms with high-quality classroom libraries read 50 percent more than students who do not have access to a library in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to be “choosy” about the books in a classroom library and to avoid purchasing every outdated and dog-eared book from yard sales. Students need to get excited about the books in the classroom library. Having a high-quality classroom library would allow me to present and display books in enticing ways that encourage and prompt interest, dialogue, and thinking. With a growing classroom library, the buzz about books in our classroom will bloom!

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz (2014-01-01) • Amazon Business $21.19 1 $21.19
Caught!: Nabbing History's Most Wanted • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Legends of the Sky • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Storm Blown • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Level 13 (A Slacker Novel) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Planet Earth Is Blue • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Everlasting Nora: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Friendship War • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Refugee • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Game Changer • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Small Spaces • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Ban This Book • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Bob • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Restart • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Orphan Island • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
The Goldfish Boy • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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