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Ms. Hillstead from Waianae HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Even More Books for All Readers!

My students need interesting books at their reading level, like Nate The Great, so they can become better readers!

  • $441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a rural, primarily native Hawaiian community, in a severely impoverished neighborhood. Many students come school without any literacy experience. Their only engagement with reading and writing is at school, which starts them at a disadvantage. When they don't meet grade level standards in lower grades, they continue to struggle in upper grades.

The students in my class are working hard to become better readers.

My students are eager to participate in literacy activities to become the best readers and writers they can be, but their limited access keeps them from reaching their potential. Every child deserves equal access to materials at their reading level. They deserve books they can take home to practice their reading skills.

My Project

These books will be leveled according to lexile and placed inside of our classroom library. Students will be able to "check-out" the books to take home and practice their reading skills. Although we are in fourth grade, many of my students are not reading near grade level.

These books will directly help students become better readers by providing material that is at their reading level.

They will be able to read and enjoy these books independently and share them with their families. All students deserve books that they can confidently read. They will add these books to their class book boxes and most importantly, enjoy them!

Ms. Hillstead
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nate the Great (25 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $112.05 1 $112.05
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 1 $46.71
Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye (6 Books) • AKJ Education $31.20 1 $31.20
Heist • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Neptune • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Wild • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Crash • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
All About My Selfie • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43

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