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Mrs. Fontanier from Stillwater OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library Expansion

My students need books that meet their reading levels and interests!

  • $178 goal

This project expired on August 6, 2018.

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My Students

This special education classroom serves students who are classified as emotionally disturbed, struggle academically, have irregular attendance, work best in small-groups and do not all have support or resources at home to build vocabulary and reading skills. The sixth grade students are required to complete reading reflections for their language arts classes. The seventh grade students read a variety of genres throughout the year and participate in a set of book club questions in their classes. Each Wednesday during students’ Homebase time, we spend time reading. We sometimes struggle finding books that are on our students’ reading level while also holding their attention. The books that are of interest to the students get a lot of wear and tear or there may not be enough copies. We’d like to increase our classroom library based on topics our specific students are interested in. In addition to adding specific genres to our classroom library, we’d also work with students to find books at a suitable grade and reading level. These book purchases will encourage reading, improve vocabulary and can be used for many more years!

My Project

Our special education students don’t all enjoy reading.

Since many students in this population are not on grade-level, the task of reading is difficult, boring and/or frustrating.

By allowing them to choose books at their level and based on their interests, we’re making the reading experience less of a battle and more enjoyable. This will promote literacy, make them more suitable hires in their future careers and will give them ownership of their own learning.

Most of the books chosen are #1 in a series. My hope is that we can get them hooked on a series and expand as needed.

Mrs. Fontanier
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 1: Lawnmageddon • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Trouble at the Arcade (Hardy Boys: The Secret Files) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
JUDY MOODY WAS IN A MOOD (BOOK #1) • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Wayside School Is Falling Down • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1) (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Adventures of Captain Underpants • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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