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Mrs. Bryan from Lexington NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging a Love of Reading!

Help me give my students a variety of fiction and nonfiction books on different levels, to help foster a love of reading.

  • $247 goal

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My Students

My students are an amazing group of kids who come from all walks of life. 100% of the students at our school receive free lunch. They need, and deserve, a quality classroom library filled with a variety of literature, so that they can become independent, life-long readers!

For my students, coming to school gives them an escape and, a way to show all they are capable of achieving in life.

My goal is to make their educational experience as exciting, meaningful, and positive as possible.

My Project

As a reading teacher, I find the most important part of my job is to first build a love of reading within my students. To do this, my classroom library must have an extensive variety of choices to meet their interests. With recent budget cuts, teachers are having to furnish much of their own classroom libraries. Books can be expensive, and when you multiply the cost of books, with buying books at several different reading levels, for students with a wide range of interests, you can see that it is nearly impossible for one person to stock a classroom library that is going to meet the needs of all students.

In order for students to be excited about reading, they must have books that catch their interest!

They need a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. With the lack of books, students often run out of new books to read during their independent reading time, which causes them to lose interest in reading, and this would be devastating!

Inspiring our youth to read multiple books in a month can be challenging, but with these high-interest books, my students would be begging to read more!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Snow Queen (With Original Illustrations) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Physics: Why Matter Matters! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Basher Science: Technology: A byte-sized world! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Saint George and the Dragon • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Shadows of the Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Circulatory Story • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Animal Talk: How Animals Communicate through Sight, Sound and Smell (Animal Behavior) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lentil (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Little Match Girl • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jurassic Poop: What Dinosaurs (and Others) Left Behind • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Little House • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Story about Ping • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real (All Aboard Books) • Amazon Business $3.25 1 $3.25

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