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Ms. Crim from Bessemer AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library: Books for Our Nook!

Help me give my students the reading material they deserve to become successful.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a Special Education Self-Contained classroom for students with special needs in kindergarten through fifth grade. We are located in Bessemer, Alabama and the school is very poverty stricken. Many of the students have suffered extreme trauma in their lives and coming to school is something they look forward to in order to receive adequate love, support, food, and shelter.

My students learn best through visual, sensory and authentic hands on experiences.

The students in my classroom have severe cognitive delays with learning and emotional disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities. The typical student in my class is at a pre-k to 1st grade reading level and struggles with basic phonics and reading comprehension. Our classrooms textbooks are minimal, our special needs budget is insufficient for the needed materials and reading resources needed.

My Project

This project will allow my students to have new and up to date books to read in our reading nook. This will allow them to choose books they are interested in.

Having new reading options in my classroom will allow me to encourage a lifelong love of reading for my students!

Many of my students' favorite selections are unavailable in the school or public library. In an effort to support my students, I've learned that I must first provide interesting books in our own classroom! My goal is to find at least one interesting book for my students to independently read throughout each school year.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Blue Truck • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
Too Much Glue • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
When I Build With Blocks • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Llama Llama Loves to Read • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Goodnight, Numbers • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Llama Llama Misses Mama • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
My Fox Ate My Homework (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ellie the Elephant Makes New Friends at School • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Dr. Seuss) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
What Does the Fox Say? • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set: 5-Book 8x8 Set • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jumping Into Kindergarten • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Corduroy • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Goodnight Moon • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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