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Ms. Jarrell from Saint Albans WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom Library--First-Year Teacher

My students need a basis for an awesome classroom library from a first-year teacher!

  • $385 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are an awesome classroom of brand new 4th Graders! Collectively, they are a group of rowdy and energetic little people. Even though I just met each of them, they are special to me because they are my first class of students in my teaching career.

Inventors, leaders, doctors, and fashionistas would be just a few labels

to describe this group. They surprised me from the get-go with their comedic performances, along with their interesting talents. I am eager to see how all of us will grow throughout the school year.

My Project

This project is a compilation of several individual books and/or book series for my new class of 4th Graders. I chose these books based upon specific student interests, reading levels, and a variety of genres. The majority of these books are either Caldecott or Newbery Award Winners. Much of my school's curriculum focuses on reading due to our low scores and being Title I.

Please become a helping hand in building my first-ever classroom library!

These books will be used in my classroom for SSR and guided reading opportunities. Furthermore, the books these students read at school are often the ones pieces of reading material available to them. I would love to be able to provide a large enough book selection to set up a checking out system in my classroom.

Ms. Jarrell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Cam Jansen 6 Book Set (Mystery of the UFO, Mystery of the Monster Movie, Ghostly Mystery, First Day • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
My Fox Ate My Homework (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Einstein the Class Hamster Saves the Library (Einstein the Class Hamster Series) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Guys Read: Funny Business • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fourth Grade Weirdo • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Guys Read: True Stories • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Grandfather's Journey • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Guys Read: Heroes & Villains • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
When Mischief Came to Town • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Frindle • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
The Whipping Boy • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Maniac Magee • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Terrible Two • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
Fourth Grade Rats • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Beezus and Ramona • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show (Einstein the Class Hamster Series) • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94
All About Sam • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure (The Chicken Squad) • Amazon Business $4.35 1 $4.35
The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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