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Mrs. Odom from Vidor TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Readers Through Classroom Libraries

Help me give my students the tools they need to succeed in reading by providing us with new books for our classroom libraries.

  • $937 goal

This project expired on April 18, 2019.

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My Students

Our school was devastated by Hurricane Harvey after it dumped 60 inches of water on our small community. In an instant, our students' lives were changed when they lost their school, and many of them lost their homes as well. Currently, the campus is split, with the 5th-grade students being housed in portable buildings at the high school.

Hurricane Harvey might have drowned our school, but it did not drown my students' desire to read and learn.

Our library and classroom teachers lost almost all of their books. With over 60% of our student population considered low income, school is the only place for some of them to get access to quality reading materials.

My Project

Classroom libraries are an important resource for our 5th grade students. Not having our own campus, their access to the school library is limited. Having well-stocked classroom libraries gives them daily access to a variety of texts.

Reading makes a difference in the lives of children everywhere.

Research shows that academic achievement is linked to leisure reading. Students need a choice in what they are going to read. This collection of fiction and non-fiction books will give them more variety to choose from. What better way for students to start a year of learning and growth than with expanded classroom libraries?

Mrs. Odom
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 5 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $305.56 1 $305.56
Grade 4 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $271.64 1 $271.64
Favorite Author Study - Kate DiCamillo (5 Books) • AKJ Education $36.62 1 $36.62
Series Sampler - Sisters Grimm (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $33.57 1 $33.57
Series Sampler - All Star Sports Story (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.20 1 $31.20
Favorite Author Study - Sharon Creech (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $28.40 1 $28.40
Series Sampler - What Was…? (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Baseball Card Adventure (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.92 1 $20.92
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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