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Mrs. Perez from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library for All!

My students need a classroom library to become better readers and writers. Each book is a classic or books I have previously read and can easily turn into student-led discussions.

  • $482 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is on the South Side of Chicago and my students are students from all over the city. Some of them take more than one bus or train to get to and from school, and others have wonderful parents who will drive more than an hour to get their students to school.

One of my students is so dedicated to keep coming to our school that he recently moved out of the city, but his mom drives him from an hour away because he loves the learning environment we give him.

All of these students have difficulties reading, writing, and social-emotionally, and I am just a social studies teacher trying to provide some extra resources to help them out!

My Project

In our school we have a wonderful Media Center/Library, however we do not have the funding to hire a full-time, or even part-time, librarian! Checking out books, when I was in high school, was essential and I always had a book with me every day to read in the off-times.

The more a student reads the better their vocabulary, writing, and understanding of experiences outside of their own gets!

The bookshelf, library cards, and pockets are all essential to make sure I know where the books are at any time, and I will have a designated student leader to help organize and remind students to bring back their books by the due date. I will also use the opportunity of a classroom library to implement a sustained silent reading time every week, and this will help students in their efforts of learning when to be quiet, how to keep reading for state tests, and the importance of a good book.

Mrs. Perez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Mortal Instruments, the Complete Collection(City of Bones/ City of Ashes/ City of Glass/ City of Fallen Angels/ City of Lost Souls/ City of Heavenly Fire) • Amazon Business $36.55 1 $36.55
MaxGear Universal Economy Bookends, Nonskid, Heavy Duty Metal Book Ends Supports for Books, Movies, DVDs, Magazines, Video Games, Standard, 6 x 4.6 x 6.inch, Black, 2 Pair/4 Piece • Amazon Business $14.85 2 $29.70
Furinno 11208EX Pasir 3-Tier Open Shelf, Espresso • Amazon Business $28.33 1 $28.33
The Selection 5-Book Box Set: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $27.59 1 $27.59
The Giver Quartet boxed set • Amazon Business $26.18 1 $26.18
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Pride and Prejudice • Amazon Business $8.00 2 $16.00
The Iliad • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Hygloss Products Manila Library Pockets – Self Adhesive Pocket Envelopes – 4.5 x 3.5 Inches, 40 Pack • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Red Queen • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
The Great Gatsby • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Divergent (Divergent Series) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
The Catcher in the Rye • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Flipped • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Little Prince • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
ExcelMark Self-Inking Date Stamp – S121 (Black Ink) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Jungle (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Top Notch Teacher Products TOP366 Library Cards, 0.5" Height, 3.2" Wide, 5" Length, White (50 Cards per Package) • Amazon Business $4.47 1 $4.47
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest • Amazon Business $4.36 1 $4.36
The Federalist Papers (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $3.20 1 $3.20

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