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Mrs. Ammann from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Busy Bee Readers

My students need books to read during Sit Tight and Read and to read for enjoyment.

  • $916 goal

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My Students

What is the first story you read where you wanted to be the main character? I wanted to be Ramona Quimby! As a new third grade teacher I want to provide stories for my students to read, that will make them want to jump right into the book and be a part of it.

When school starts my class will be filled with 19 8 and 9 year olds.

They are excited and energetic and are always looking for something to catch their interest. My students come from a high poverty area, where reading and learning may not always the be first priority in their home. I want to provide an exciting and inviting reading experience in the classroom. Many of my students come to school looking for a safe place to be, eat, learn, and express themselves. I want my students to be able to explore outside worlds through the books they read that they most likely will not experience in real life or outside the classroom.

My Project

Through your generous donation, my students will be able to explore worlds they have never imagined. Reading the books in this project will provide the gateway to open their imaginations. They will be able to sit in our reading corner and explore a mystery. The students will be able to take home stories of humor or space. While at home they will be able to read further into of worlds they can only dream of being a part of or they can share where they have been in their fictional trip with their family. Whether at school or at home, my students will be able to use these stories to jump into fantasy worlds.

After reading these books, my students will be able to explore the world of writing and further reading.

They will be able to use the fantastic worlds they have read about to express their own imaginary tales and travels. They will also be able to further their reading of their favorite characters through the next book in the series that you donation has provided them.

Mrs. Ammann
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 19 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $20.48 1 $20.48
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.64 1 $13.64
The Flat Stanley Collection (Flat Stanley Series) Jeff Brown, Macky Pamintuan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1-28 Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $76.40 1 $76.40
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever!: Books 5-8 Barbara Park • Barnes and Noble $13.64 1 $13.64
Junie B. Jones's Fourth Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.64 1 $13.64
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.64 1 $13.64
Little Bear Boxed Set (I Can Read Book Series) Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.17 1 $8.17
Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box (Ivy and Bean Series) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set Donald J. Sobol • Barnes and Noble $17.06 1 $17.06
Junie B. Jones Fifth Boxed Set Ever! Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.06 1 $17.06
The Hardy Boys Starter Set Franklin W. Dixon • Barnes and Noble $22.56 1 $22.56
Ramona Collection: Ramona and Her Father; Ramona and Her Mother; Ramona Forever; Ramona's World, Vol. 2 Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
The Ramona Collection: Ramona and Her Father/Ramona the Brave/Ramona the Pest/Beezus and Ramona, Vol. 1 Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Ralph Mouse Collection: The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, Ralph S. Mouse (Cleary Reissue Series) Beverly Cleary, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator), Louis Darling (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
WG326 - What Is Grammar? Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95
CD302 - Math and Literature Resource Book - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RA301 - Math Literature Collection - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $79.00 1 $79.00
BV472 - Math and Literature Resource Book - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RA471 - Math Literature Collection - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning $69.00 1 $69.00
RE557 - Great Kids’ Poetry Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning $57.50 1 $57.50
RA451 - Paperback Classics - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $109.00 1 $109.00

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