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Mrs. Sabaska from Salinas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library Project

Help me give my students an exciting and engaging classroom library to increase their love for reading!

  • $782 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a wonderful and diverse group of fifth graders! They keep the room fun and full of energy.

As a Title I school, more than three-quarters of my students come from low-income households.

This meaning that almost 95% of my students receive free and reduced lunch. The majority of my students are English Language Learners. We are a Units of Study/Project Based Learning School. Everyone is eager to learn and loves to be involved in hands-on activities. We consider our classroom as a second home and our classmates as a family.

My Project

For this "Classroom Library" project, I am looking to get some brand new books to add to our classroom library!

With these books, students will be able to read a variety of sets that they love and have more choice in what they want to read.

They will have more reading options available to them at their independent reading level. Meaning, they will be able to read these books completely on their own. This is something they can do when they finish their classwork early or at night for their homework. All of the book sets included in this project are ones that my students have expressed tons of interest in reading. Our school library has a few of them, and they are always looking for the others anytime they are there (we do not have enough and they are typically checked out, this is why they will be great to have in our class!). With these books, students will hopefully expand their love of reading.

Also included in this project is a whiteboard easel. This will be used for teaching small groups. I have tables spread out in my classroom. I would love to be able to use this to help teach the group of 5-6 kids that I work with during that time. Aside from that, it is a great tool for them to use to help show each other their learning and understanding.

Lastly, I have included some timers for PE.

Thank you for considering donating to this project!

Mrs. Sabaska
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 18" H, Black, LNT-3046-18BK • Amazon Business $47.00 4 $188.00
Mobile Whiteboard – 36 x 24 inches Portable Magnetic Dry Erase Board Stand Easel White Board Dry Erase Easel Standing Board w/Flipchart Hooks • Amazon Business $98.95 1 $98.95
Tom Gates 8 Book Set Sppecial • Amazon Business $66.99 1 $66.99
The Treehouse Series vol 1-8 • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Bad Kitty's Complete Purrfect Boxed Set Seven Chapter Books Plus the Bad Kitty Keep Your Paws Off My Journal Journal by Nick Bruel by Nick Bruel (2015-08-02) • Amazon Business $34.20 1 $34.20
Champion Sports Stopwatch Timer Set: Waterproof, Handheld Digital Clock Sport Stopwatches with Large Display for Kids or Coach - Bright Colored 6 Pack • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Learning Targets and Essential Questions, Grade 5 • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Diary of a Soccer Star • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Diary of a Basketball Hero • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Zombie Chasers #7: World Zombination • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Zombie Chasers #6: Zombies of the Caribbean • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Zombie Chasers #4: Empire State of Slime • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Zombie Chasers #2: Undead Ahead • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Zombie Chasers • Amazon Business $6.27 1 $6.27
The Zombie Chasers #3: Sludgment Day • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Zombie Chasers #5: Nothing Left to Ooze • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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