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Mrs. Heethuis from Norton Shores MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose Your Books and Fall in Love With Reading!

My students need high-interest novels to help them develop their love of reading!

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 130 students step into the walls of my classroom every day, looking for a safe place to be themselves. They need a place where they can grow both emotionally and intellectually in a welcoming and positive environment. My kids come from many different socioeconomic backgrounds, living situations, family systems and cultures.

It is crucial that everyone feel accepted, that we put ourselves in one another's shoes and refrain from judgment, and to make the world a better place for everyone.

My Project

Soon, nearly 150 students will enter my classroom for the first time and discover reading is the center of everything we do in my class. They'll be shocked to learn that they'll be challenged to read at least 10 books this year, and to hear that last year's students were just as nervous and ended up averaging 12 books per student by the end of the school year.

Reading is the most important thing we can expect of our students, but if we expect them to read, we must provide them with the books to do so.

If we want them to fall in love with reading, we need to have vast classroom libraries that meet the literacy level as well as the interest level of all students.

This project seeks to fill our shelves with brand new, high-interest novels to kick our school year off in the best possible way. The titles include thrillers, love stories, characters that struggle with body image and loss, and more topics that today's teenagers not only are interested in, but are exposed to in their real lives. My students' only homework this year will be reading, so it is crucial that I provide them with the materials to make it happen.

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

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swing • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Merciless IV: Last Rites • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Her II • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Wildcard (Warcross) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
9 Days and 9 Nights • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Top Ten • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Ozland (Everland, Book 3) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Lies You Never Told Me • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Heretics Anonymous • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
#MurderTrending • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
To Be Honest • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Storm (H2O) • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
Girl • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Unite Me (Shatter Me) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

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