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Ms. Damaschke from Kansasville WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Reading in Elementary Grades

My students need new books to be challenged and excited when it comes to reading.

  • $356 goal

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My Students

As a teacher, I feel that I am responsible for expanding the horizons of every student that I teach. One of the best ways to expand their horizons is through reading books! Books can take us to faraway places; they can help us solve problems, become inventors and they give us something to hold that belongs to us, even if it's just for a minute.

Children need to see themselves in the books they read.

They need to feel a connection to what they are learning. By offering books that are multiculturally diverse, I am allowing my students to see themselves as these characters and to live vicariously through the characters in the book. I need to expand my library so that I can expand the minds and imaginations of my students.

I have amazing students and their love of reading is growing fiercely day by day. Their reading levels are all over the board and I need to be able to offer quality books to my lowest readers and to my highest readers. I need books that will capture their attention and leave them wanting more. I need your help to be able to satisfy their needs.

My Project

My students are awesome! They really get lost in reading and enjoy reading books. This is an amazing thing for a teacher to be able to say, except I am running out of books for them! The are reading up books faster than I can shelf them. I need new books to keep their interests sparked. I need books that are going to challenge them and books that they can see themselves reflected in. I need books that will help them learn and also books that will allow their imaginations to run wild.

Books are their gateway to a world of unknown territory.

These books will help them explore life from the viewpoint of a dog. These books will expose them to other cultures that they can only learn about in Social Studies. These books will teach them about habitats and Chinese Lanterns! These books will make them wiser citizens and help them to be kinder to the world around them.

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, OMG, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
The Puppy Place 10 Book Set 17-26 (#17 Jack, #18 Sweetie, #19 Baxter, #20 Muttley, #21 Ziggy, #22 Bella, #23 Moose, #24 Bandit, #25 Cocoa, #26 Rocky) • Amazon Business $34.25 1 $34.25
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Over and Under the Pond • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Bear Counts (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
I Hear a Pickle: and Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too! • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Love Is • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Mary Had a Little Glam • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
One Word from Sophia • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Curious George Discovers the Rainbow (Science Storybook) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
The Puppy Place #28: Teddy • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Puppy Place #32: Liberty • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Puppy Place #30: Oscar • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
My Five Senses (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34

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