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Ms. Baird from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library: Books on Demand!

My students need updated and a wider variety of books in my classroom library. We all read on a daily basis and are going through my collection quickly.

  • $212 goal

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My Students

Everyday we start off with a quick warm up to jog our memories of skills recently learned to help us in reading and writing. The students enjoy English languages arts, math and science for an hour and 20 minutes each. At the end of the day we spend 20-30 minutes enjoying a good book on our own.

The kids are energetic, excited and ready for anything the teachers throw at them!

They accept all challenges and give us their absolute best and accept constructive criticism. Most of the students come from a challenging home life so school is a place where they can really be kids and learn in a safe environment. They love coming to school and smile at the teachers everyday.

My Project

My classroom is filled with hand me down resources. As a new teacher I was blessed with having many books just given to me to have in the classroom for the students. Unfortunately pages are missing and covers are falling off. Honestly, the students have read most of my books before since most of their previous teachers gave me their books. I would like to provide my students with a few new books to read during our stamina block where we just enjoy reading for 30 minutes of the day. They will be able to apply all skills learned in my English Language Arts class and reflect on their readings in their reading logs. Reading logs are homework assignments that the students are required to turn in once a week.

I hope that this project will put life back into my classroom library and bring excitement back to reading when they see they have more options.

I hope that my students read these books and connect the stories to their own lives and see how life could be different from their own. Maybe even teach them how to handle many situations that may occur in their lives as fifth graders going into middle school next year.

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Ms. Baird
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 87 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $30.72 1 $30.72
Aesop's Fables • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wonder • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
The View from Saturday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
No Talking • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hatchet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Loser • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Frindle • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Holes • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Global Warming • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived #11: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Maniac Magee • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $3.86 1 $3.86

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