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Ms. Harris from Puyallup WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Bookshelf

My students need access to a variety of novels to expand their interests and love of reading.

  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When my 6th graders come to me in the fall, they come with a passion for reading, a desire to engage in hands-on activities, and a strong sense of community. With 30+ students sharing a portable, it takes flexibility, organization, cooperation, and a welcoming environment to allow room for students to learn and grow. These students demonstrate flexibility on a regular basis in our shared space.

Together we dive into novels, explore and expand our writing skills, and engage in a variety of educational activities to prepare for Junior High and beyond.

My students are a diverse group with a wide range of learning styles, skill levels, and special needs. We work together to support one another and collaborate on activities. Their positive attitudes contribute to the welcoming learning environment that we have created.

My Project

As I prepare for my second year teaching 6th grade, my wish is to continue to build my classroom library. If my project were funded, I would be able to provide my students with a library full of award winning novels, classics, and current best sellers. So often I hear students say they can't find anything to read that interests them. They might tell me that they don't enjoy reading because they can't find a good book, or they finished a series and now don't have anything to read.

My hope is that by expanding my classroom library, students will discover a favorite genre, author, or series that they love!

By exposing students to a wider book selection, I want to eliminate some of the misconceptions that there isn't a book out there for everyone. Expanding my library will open up so many possibilities to encourage and continue a love for reading with my 6th graders.

Ms. Harris
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Catching Fire • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Of Mice and Men • AKJ Education $8.03 1 $8.03
Paper Towns • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.55 1 $7.55
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 1 $7.54
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Stargirl • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Where the Red Fern Grows • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The False Prince Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Crash • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$224.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$277.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.90

Total project goal

$325.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$325.99

2 Donors

-$325.99

Donations toward project cost

-$277.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.90

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$0.00

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