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Mrs. H. from Sherrills FRD NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library Flooded...My Kids Need Books!

My students need books for independent reading. Most of our books were ruined from broken pipes and flooding!

  • $656 goal

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My Students

I teach 5th graders that are excited and motivated to learn. Many of my students are already performing above grade level and need to be appropriately challenged, while others need more intensive interventions.

My students look forward to school each day, excited about the day's learning.

They are respectful and kind and are working on becoming great current and future leaders in society. They love reading, books, hands-on activities, projects, and STEM activities. Since we are not a Title I school, we receive no extra funding. Therefore, my students lack some of the resources that are abundant at other schools.

My Project

Unfortunately we had some pipes burst in my classroom a couple of weeks ago. My entire classroom library was soaked and my floor was flooded with 1-2" of water. Most of the books were not salvageable. I lost 750 books. My heart broke that day, as I've spent 7 1/2 years purchasing and collecting books for my kiddos to read. My kids were just as heartbroken when they returned to school and saw the damage. I even had a few students make a memorial for all of the books lost. I want to brighten up my students' day by adding many new books to our library!

I teach reading to 90 students and strive to build a love of reading in all of my students.

Part of that includes time for independent, self-selected reading every day where I meet with students one on one. In order to do that, my students need books to read in our classroom library! I love to teach reading and part of my job includes motivating students to want to read. To do this, I often utilize books from our classroom library to give book talks, do "book tastings" where students rotate around to preview books, read aloud the beginning of a book and then stop (always hooks them), raffle off who gets to be the first to read a new book, and many other strategies. I am unable to do this without engaging books in our classroom library. Many of the books chosen were requested by students. In addition, many STEM books were selected because my students LOVE anything to do with STEM and I want to encourage their curiosity, learning, and creativity.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Day of the Dinosaurs: Step into a spectacular prehistoric world (Science X 10) • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Four You Say Which Way Adventures: Pirate Island, In the Magician's House, Lost in Lion Country, Once Upon an Island • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-4) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
How Things Work: Discover Secrets and Science Behind Bounce Houses, Hovercraft, Robotics, and Everything in Between (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet (Science & Nature) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals (An Animal Planet Book) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
The Secret Subway • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Giant Squid (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Island of Silence (The Unwanteds) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Wishtree • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (Women Who Changed Our World) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Artemis Fowl • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Big Book of WHY Sports (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Supergifted • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Island of Fire (The Unwanteds) • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
The Unwanteds • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Unstoppable • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Manatee Rescue (Heroes of the Wild) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
The Last Archer: A Green Ember Story • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Ungifted • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Perfect Season (Football Genius) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers (Women of Action) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
The Mysterious Benedict Society: 10th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Left Out • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Insects • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Spies of the Civil War: An Interactive Espionage Adventure (You Choose: Spies) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: An Interactive Espionage Adventure (You Choose: Spies) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Spies of the American Revolution: An Interactive Espionage Adventure (You Choose: Spies) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61

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