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Ms. Brown from Dorchester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library Books for Fabulous Fifth Grade

My students need a classroom library full of engaging grade and age appropriate books!

  • $453 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first-year teacher who will teach 25 bright and capable fifth graders in the neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston! I am so excited to support their learner needs and to watch them grow over the school year. My students have a variety of backgrounds, ethnically, culturally, and they even have individual differences. I love that I get to teach in a district that is multicultural and I cannot wait to build a relationship with each child! My desire is for every child to have a connection to books. While a teacher may hope that this connection has already been made by fifth grade, sometimes it has not, thus I want to expose these students to literature in which they are represented and they see themselves in. I want to create a classroom library that students are enthusiastic to sit in, and that is used frequently, not only during reading but during writing and math as well! I hope to integrate books into math and science and also generate students' interest and build students' background knowledge on a subject. Overall, I am so excited to create an inviting library that students will see as a reward!

My Project

My students will use the classroom library daily and multiple times in a day! A library with books that interest them and that are grade appropriate, as well as students' exposure to social studies, science, and other content areas through reading is important for the development of reading and writing skills, such as reading comprehension and writing essays.

My students are fifth graders so the resources that I am seeking to be funded through this project are books that are guided reading levels Q, R, S-V, and W.

I have chosen multicultural fiction books as well nonfiction books on various subjects. The library will be accessible to my students because it will be in our classroom and I want to make it a very comfortable and special area that students can work independently in!

Ms. Brown
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Africa Is My Home A Child of the Amistad • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Save Me a Seat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Endangered Animals • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rain Reign • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
Muscles Our Muscular System • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Mighty Macros Little Things, Big Results • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Examining Erosion • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Lived on Butterfly Hill • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Animal Cells • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Toothpaste Millionaire • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Clean Energy • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Bird • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Lightning • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Clean Water • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hydroelectric Power: Power from Moving Water • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Mighty Miss Malone • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tea With Milk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Junebug • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Taking Sides • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Somewhere Among • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Galaxies • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Drop in the Ocean: The Story of Water • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Eagle Song • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Is Michelle Obama? • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Droughts • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Breadcrumbs • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Indian in the Cupboard • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Magic School Bus Inside The Human Body • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Tsunamis • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Cay • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Return to Sender • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms • AKJ Education $4.21 1 $4.21
Song of the Trees • AKJ Education $4.00 1 $4.00
One Day in the Desert • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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