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Ms. Madison from Salem OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

But Where Are the Books for Me?

My students need 45 children's books, including historical fiction, Amelia Bedelia, and classic readers to read independently and during story time.

  • $230 goal

This project expired on January 27, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ever read a book you didn't really get? I want to make sure that there will be enough interesting books in our classroom library so that every single child, regardless of their reading level, can find a 'just right' book.

Our students come from a diverse array of backgrounds.

With 40% of our school's students being below the poverty level, every chance we get to assist them learn effectively is an opportunity to assure their future success. Our phenomenal class of 30 ESOL students comes from a variety of cultures. Students in our class speak Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, German, and Korean at home, and some students come to our school without knowing a single word in English. These impoverished kids who have a native language other than English are the most likely to drop out before graduating from high school, unless we help them now.

My Project

Although I have personally bought hundreds of books for my classroom library, they are all at the fourth grade reading level or higher, leaving my lower level readers without a 'just right' book. I want to get these books to provide an opportunity for my lower level students to enjoy reading by finding interesting and educational books in our library. The books I have selected cover a variety of topics, including social studies, science, and language arts, as well as some classics that are easy reads. I love using the Amelia Bedelia books to help my ESOL students understand idioms. By expanding our library with these books, you will help our students have a wide variety of options in their daily reading.

The books you donate to our classroom will make our library complete by including first through twelfth grade books.

When you donate to this project, you are assuring every child who enters our classroom for the next thirty years will be able to find a great book to enjoy!

Ms. Madison
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1 - 4 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.90 1 $10.90
Magic Tree House The Mystery of the Ancient Riddles Boxed Set #3: Book 9 - 12 (Magic Treehouse Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.90 1 $10.90
Magic Tree House Volumes 17-20 Boxed Set: The Mystery of the Enchanted Dog Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $10.90 2 $21.80
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 5-8 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $10.90 1 $10.90
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
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set Donald J. Sobol • Barnes and Noble $17.06 1 $17.06
I Can Read 50th Anniversary Box Set Various • Barnes and Noble $12.16 1 $12.16
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
Little Bear Boxed Set (I Can Read Book Series) Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.17 1 $8.17
Frog and Toad Collection Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.19 1 $8.19
Biscuit's My First I Can Read Collection (My First I Can Read Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.73 1 $9.73
Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book) Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book) Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia and the Cat Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia Bookworm (I Can Read Book Series) Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read Series) Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41

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