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Mrs. Hanson from Camden DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Better Classroom Library

My students need a variety of books to meet their interests and ability levels.

  • $381 goal

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My Students

My co teacher and I work with 25 fantastic students in an inclusive classroom at a Title 1 school with more than one third of the student population from low income households. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and have many different interests. We want to continue to instill a love of reading in the classroom with a wide variety of books for students who are reluctant readers and those that cannot keep a book down. We are hoping to expand their love for reading by growing our classroom library.

My Project

My co teacher and I are lucky to be looping from 4th grade to 5th grade with the same group of students. Because of this, we were able to ask them about books they're interested in which is directly reflected in the books requested. We also included some additional quality literature that is diverse and reaches a variety of ability levels. The books include similar authors they have been exposed to during read alouds, graphic novels, popular chapter books, and more. Students will be able to read these books in class during independent reading time or can take them home to read and return. I have also included 4 display shelves to showcase some of the books in the classroom library which can be rotated by students to display what they are currently interested in.

We spent a large amount of time this year reading a variety of books during read aloud, in small groups, and independent reading from different genres so students could identify which types of genres, authors, or book series interested them the most.

It is important for our students to have access to different books so they are able to read books that keep them coming back for more!

Mrs. Hanson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The City of Ember Complete Boxed Set • Amazon Business $21.96 1 $21.96
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $18.46 1 $18.46
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Weird but True 3: 1,000 Wild and Wacky Facts and Photos! • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Creeper Family Vacation: The Creeper Diaries, An Unofficial Minecrafter's Novel, Book Five • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Gibson Holders Two Wire Display Stand, Set of 2, Black (6A-B) • Amazon Business $5.89 2 $11.78
Star Wars: Jedi Academy • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Anne of Green Gables (Puffin in Bloom) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Giants Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Wayside School Is Falling Down • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
I Survived Collection: Books #1-4 • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Snoopy: Cowabunga! (PEANUTS AMP! Series Book 1): A Peanuts Collection (Peanuts Kids) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
The Last Council (Amulet #4) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Target Practice (Cleopatra in Space #1) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
The Call of the Wild: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Big Nate: Silent But Deadly • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
A Single Shard • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Charlie Brown and Friends (PEANUTS AMP! Series Book 2): A Peanuts Collection (Peanuts Kids) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

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