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Ms. Vuong from Torrance CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher

Help me give my students access to appealing books that are current and fun!

  • $1,186 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students span the grades of K-5 and are beginning to develop their love of reading. I work with and support students who are below and far below grade level in their reading skills. However, they are hard workers, who love to learn! We are a Title I school, which means a high percentage of our students come from low-income families.

My students are thrivers and learning how to grow their full academic potential with smiles each day!

Many of our students are English language learners that need plenty of book options in order to tickle their literacy bone. Providing student choice will encourage them to continue developing their skills and keep them engaged.

My Project

Educational research has shown that one of the most powerful and highest-impact ways​ to improve the reading achievement of economically disadvantaged children is to increase their access to appropriate print materials.

I would love love love to create a Reading Café on our campus to provide a place for my students to explore and enjoy books.

"Dorky" and "wimpy" kids, dragons and lunch ladies that fight evil, baby mouse adventures, and Fortnite storylines. These are a few of my students' favorite kinds of book. I've prepped a place for them in our room. The space is just waiting to be filled through your generous donations.

Ms. Vuong
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries Books 1-11 (Plus 3 1/2): Dork Diaries 1; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 3 1/2; Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries ... Diaries 9; Dork Diaries 10; Dork Diaries 11 • Amazon Business $117.59 1 $117.59
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $82.43 1 $82.43
Ghosts • Amazon Business $9.89 4 $39.56
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 4 $29.56
Drama • Amazon Business $7.38 4 $29.52
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
Big Nate Flips Out • AKJ Education $10.21 2 $20.42
Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) Prince of the Elves • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
The Last Council (Amulet #4) The Last Council • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
Dragonbreath #3 Curse of the Were-wiener • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
Dragonbreath #6 Revenge of the Horned Bunnies • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
Dragonbreath #7 When Fairies Go Bad • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
Dragonbreath #8 Nightmare of the Iguana • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) The Stonekeeper • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 2 $16.74
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School • Amazon Business $7.59 2 $15.18
Fortnite Tale: Mysteries of Fortnite • Amazon Business $7.40 2 $14.80
Big Nate: Here Goes Nothing • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Big Nate What Could Possibly Go Wrong? • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Big Nate Makes the Grade • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Big Nate: Genius Mode • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Big Nate I Can't Take It! • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Big Nate Out Loud • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Big Nate: From The Top • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $6.96 2 $13.92
Diary of a Roblox Noob: Fortnite • Amazon Business $6.36 2 $12.72
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Abuela's Birthday (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
The Missing Mouse (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
Lunch Lady #1: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Babymouse #9: Monster Mash • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Babymouse #14: Mad Scientist • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Babymouse #16: Babymouse for President • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Babymouse #2: Our Hero • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril Lunch Lady #8 • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain Lunch Lady #9 • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco Lunch Lady #6 • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Lunch Lady #2: Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20

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