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Mrs. Murr from San Marcos TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Chapter Books Aren't Boring!

Help me give my students wonderful graphic novels to help deepen their love for chapter book reading.

  • $725 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm sure this has been said and heard time and time again, but my students are "my kids." Each year is a special and unique group, but they always have one thing in common. My students need to feel loved and important.

Sure, math and reading are essential, but my biggest job is to make sure my kiddos are confident and kind leaders.

I want them to know that there are people out in this world rooting for them. I hope my classroom is a place of fun, comfort, and lots of rich experiences.

My kiddos come from great families, but families who work and work just to make ends meet. The majority of my students have a life where they get what they need and rarely what they want."

With that being said, if you were able to look in my classroom, you are going to see fresh smiles every morning. You will see kiddos who love life and are eager to learn...unless it is Monday morning writing, AHHH. Only kidding, kinda.

Just know, if you choose us, you are supporting a wonderful group of 4th graders.

My Project

Every year, I always hear from a few reluctant readers, "I can't read that book. It is way too long." I hate to see some of my readers stray away from great texts because of book size. That is why I have come to love graphic novels.

Graphic novels are the current favorites among my 4th graders, and they are also a great way to get hesitant readers interested in chapters books.

My students absolutely adore graphic novels, and I have truly seen a difference in their attitude toward reading and their confidence. Believe it or not, many students don't touch chapter book because they believe that if they aren't strong readers, then they can't read long books. Graphic novels are easier to approach, and after a few under their belts, students build the confidence and stamina for those chapter books. These great texts will definitely have a positive impact on my young readers!

Mrs. Murr
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of 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 24 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raycare 12 PCS LED Window Candles, Battery Operated Taper Candle Lights, Christmas Candles Warm White, Perfect for Harry Potter Decoration, Wedding • Amazon Business $18.49 3 $55.47
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts • Amazon Business $46.39 1 $46.39
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them • Amazon Business $23.71 1 $23.71
The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter) • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief Illustrated Edition (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $21.56 1 $21.56
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $9.20 2 $18.40
Star Wars: Original Trilogy Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
Surfside Girls, Book One: The Secret of Danger Point • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Wedgie & Gizmo vs. the Toof • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
All Summer Long • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Fake Blood • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Glister • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Monsters Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia The Secret History of Trollkind • Amazon Business $10.06 1 $10.06
Unicorn vs. Goblins (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 3): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 8 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Dinosaurs #1: In the Beginning... (Dinosaurs Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 4): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Sheets • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
El Deafo • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
Making Friends • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Wallace the Brave • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Snowboard Standoff (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Kickoff Blitz (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Tree House Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragonbreath #1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Castle Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Treasure Island (Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Robin Hood (Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Spotlight Striker (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82
Dracula (Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions) • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
The Adventures of Hercules (Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions) • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54
Frankenstein (Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions) • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17

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