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Ms. Peters from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dinosaurs Didn't Read, Now They're Extinct!

My students need a plethora of chapter books to read in the classroom! So many of my students are voracious readers, but providing them with books that interest them is so important.

  • $490 goal

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My Students

My students are growing and learning in a small, tight-knit school community. It's the type of community that I longed to be a part of when I decided to become an educator. They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. Without even realizing it, they are inspirations to themselves and others around them, especially me. Our classes serve students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities.

My students are talented, creative, inquisitive, and passionate learners who have an astounding amount of self-awareness and interest in helping other people.

I want to provide them with the tools they need so that they can be as successful as possible because one day they're going to change the world.

My Project

With our society becoming increasingly technological, these books will enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. The majority of my students are constantly surrounded by technology, which is why I want to create a classroom library for them that they’ll truly love. Once my students finish their work, they always have the opportunity to read. Students will have the opportunity to pick a book that matches their reading level and suits their needs.

With these new books, students will be delighted to race to our classroom library and find it fully stocked with a variety of exciting and engaging books geared to their taste.

Reading is such an integral part of education. The opportunity to challenge themselves with books will make my students stronger readers, which in turn will allow them to be more successful in all academic areas and life as a whole.

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $33.75 1 $33.75
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Pax • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Monsterland • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
How to Avoid Extinction • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.00 2 $8.00
Red: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rules (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
The Great Shelby Holmes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Savvy • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Jack: The (Fairly) True Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Rhyme Schemer • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.33 1 $4.33
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
House Arrest • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40

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