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Ms. Montero from La Porte TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Long-Life Readers

Help me give my students lots of books to read to develop their interest in reading and create book clubs among our classroom!

  • $923 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine a room full of excited 4th graders from all different kinds of families and cultures. We are a very eclectic group. These students embrace each other's differences and use them to learn more about society and the world.

My students come to school every day, excited to learn.

My job is to provide them with as many opportunities to read as I can so they grow a larger vocabulary, deepen their empathy towards people who are different from themselves, and become life-long learners and readers.

My Project

With these books, my students will have a variety of genres to select a reading book on their level to enjoy. Students read independently to develop a life-long relationship with reading. I've noticed how, when students are given the power of choice, they have "owned" their book and expressed profound take-aways from each experience. I hope with these additional options, it will help reach all interest levels in my classroom and help them continue to grow as strong readers. This is the best way to increase reading ability and create excitement for reading. As they progress, students will be able to compare characters across genres and be prepared to move on to their next level as readers.

Ms. Montero
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level R Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $115.76 1 $115.76
Who Was? Nonfiction (24 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $107.57 1 $107.57
Amulet #1-8 Box Set • Amazon Business $66.84 1 $66.84
Geronimo Stilton (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $59.79 1 $59.79
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Teacher Classroom Set • AKJ Education $52.47 1 $52.47
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $33.09 1 $33.09
Rainbow Magic Sepcial Edition: Magical Holiday Boxed Set (Includes four sparkly special editions!) • AKJ Education $18.22 1 $18.22
Zeke Meeks Vs. the Horrendous Halloween • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Zeke Meeks Vs. the No-Fun Fund-Raiser • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Gracias a Winn-Dixie (Because Of Winn-Dixie) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Milkweed • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Smile • AKJ Education $7.14 1 $7.14
The Tale of Despereaux • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Taking Sides • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Magician's Elephant • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Week in the Woods • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Would Joey Do? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Am Not Joey Pigza • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Joey Pigza Loses Control • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stargirl • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Wringer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Zeke Meeks vs His Big Phony Cousin • AKJ Education $5.36 1 $5.36
Zeke Meeks vs the Pain-in-the-Neck Pets • AKJ Education $5.36 1 $5.36
Flying Solo • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Loser • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Great Gilly Hopkins • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Crash • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Journey to Juno • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Annoying Crush • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
A Haunted Halloween • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Three's a Crowd! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Cosmic Blackout! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Space Camp • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Drake Makes a Splash! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Return to Earth! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
A Green Christmas! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Science Fair Disaster! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Hello, Nebulon! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Zeke Meeks vs The Horrifying TV-Turnoff Week • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Zeke Meeks Vs the Stinky Soccer Team • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Zeke Meeks Vs the Mother's Day Meltdown • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Zeke Meeks vs The Gruesome Girls • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Zeke Meeks vs the Putrid Puppet Pals • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Zeke Meeks vs The Stinkin' Science Fair • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$742.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$783.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$138.33

Total project goal

$922.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$922.21

1 Donor

-$922.21

Donations toward project cost

-$783.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$138.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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