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Ms. Haire from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building A Classroom Library

My students need new books for the classroom library to improve literacy and a love of reading.

  • $542 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a new teacher, my classroom library is very small and filled with books that are falling apart. Many of my students have yet to find the right books that will capture their imagination and hook them into loving reading. With these new books, I hope my students are able to fall in love with reading.

I come from a very unique school.

Each of the grade levels are in one big pod. Each class is separated by bookshelves and cabinets. My students come from all over town. Many ride the bus for over an hour just to get to and from school. I have a very diverse classroom. Each student has their own unique life story and unique educational background. My students have a tough time picking out books that they enjoy reading, so recently I did a book survey. Each students marked what genre of book they enjoy reading, what types of people do they like to read about, and if they prefer nonfiction or fiction. The books that I picked out are chosen based off of the survey that I gave them. There are at least 2 books that each student might enjoy. I am trying very hard to instill a love a reading an learning in my students.

My Project

These new books will be added to my classroom library. They are for my entire class to checkout and enjoy. Some of the books will be read by myself to the class as a read-aloud. My students have made clear that one of their favorite times of the day is when they can sit around and listen to me read a chapter book to them. Since I started reading out loud, I have noticed more discussion among the students. They are talking about what might happen next or how that chapter made them feel. I am beginning to see the spark for reading. I don't want my students to read because I told them to go read. I want my students to pick up a book because they love diving into a good book and learning all that they can.

This donation will improve my classroom library.

It is currently very small, and most of the books are beyond repair. New books will excite the students and expose them to more types of books. Many of my students will read a book because other students in the class read it, and they think they will like it as well. I want to use the new books to show students how to find books that they may like because it sounds like a great book, not because everyone else is reading it.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1-28 Mary Pope Osborne, Sa • AKJ Books $102.00 1 $102.00
A Story, a Story Gail E. Haley, Gail E. Haley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
The Egyptian Cinderella • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Verdi Janell Cannon • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The MemoryCoat • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Stellaluna Janell Cannon, Jewell Cannon • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
A Sweet Smell Of Roses • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Once a Mouse • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
Yeh-Shen • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
Tales from a Not-so-talented Pop Star • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Snow White in New York • AKJ Books $8.72 1 $8.72
Aesop''s Fables • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Brian''s Winter • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Hey, Al • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Don''t Know Much About the 50 States Kenneth C. Davis, Renee • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Stone Soup • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Tuesday • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hundred Dresses (Restored Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry & Mudge Bedtime Thumps • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Henry & Mudge and the Yellow Moon • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Hannah''s Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl Marissa Mos • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Home • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fireflies • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
When Jessie Came Across the Sea • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Castle in the Attic • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Swiss Family Robinson (Classic Starts Series) Johann Dav • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
The Red Badge of Courage (Classic Starts Series) Stephen Cra • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Around the World in 80 Days (Classic Starts Series) Deanna M • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Number the Stars • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger Louis Sachar, Gregory • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Who was Martin Luther King,Jr? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Helen Keller? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Lily & Miss Liberty • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Who Was Betsy Ross? • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Starring Grace • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Sees Behind Trees • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, Adapted by Mallory Loehr • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Gulliver''s Travels • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Anne of Green Gables (Stepping Stones Classic) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Stepping Stone Classic) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$423.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$459.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.17

Total project goal

$541.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$541.14

6 Donors

-$270.56

Donations toward project cost

-$229.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.58

match offer

-$270.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$229.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.59

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$0.00

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