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Mr. Hernandez from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Our Minds Through Literacy

My students need interesting books of different genres to help them stay motivated as readers. I chose popular books that are near/beyond their current reading levels.

  • $501 goal

This project expired on July 28, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Dr. Seuss wrote, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go!" My students are chomping at the bit to get some new, and interesting, reading material. Every day begins with independent reading time. In order to grow, students need new books.

I have about 30 bilingual students.

All of them come from Mexico. Their native language is Spanish. This often discourages them when picking up books written in English. My school is located in a high-crime, low-income neighborhood. We have limited resources in our classrooms. Most of my students do not enjoy reading because they lack confidence in their English reading skills. This makes them gravitate towards certain genres and in turn; they aren't exposed to different types of reading. I would love to establish a life-time reader type of culture. A huge part of this is giving them a plethora of options when it comes time for reading.

My Project

The students will use these books for their writing journal writing in the morning time when they read on their own. Students will also check them out from the classroom library to take home and read them, since they need to read at least 40 min daily. Many times, we also use these book for the reading activities that we have in our Reading period. So, when the students read the books that I'm requesting, it will give them a chance to be exposed to differing genres. Students will also use these materials with partners. Having these books will give them the opportunity to read in pairs. This will positively associate "fun" with reading and will further aid in helping them become lifelong readers.

These books will help students fall in love with reading.

Having many different options will keep them excited to pick up a new book on a consistent basis. This will also help them prepare for the following grade levels because they will build their reading fluency. This project will impact my classroom for years to come. Each year, I will be able to use these resources with my incoming class. It will help me to change each group into loving readers.

Mr. Hernandez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) • Amazon Business $7.56 3 $22.68
Arthur and the Best Coach Ever (Arthur Good Sports #4) • Amazon Business $10.58 2 $21.16
Ready, Freddy! #23: A Very Crazy Christmas • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Ready, Freddy! #25: Save the Earth! • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon Business $8.50 2 $17.00
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Mad Libs • Amazon Business $3.53 4 $14.12
Ready, Freddy! #6: Help! A Vampire's Coming! • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Apple Orchard Race (Ready, Freddy! #20) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Voodoo Vultures From Venus (Book 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits From Jupiter (Book 5) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Ready, Freddy! #27: The Reading Race • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The One Hundredth Day of School! (Ready, Freddy! 13) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Tooth Trouble (Ready, Freddy) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Camping Catastrophe! (Ready, Freddy #14) • Amazon Business $5.55 2 $11.10
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #9) • Amazon Business $5.09 2 $10.18
Arthur Rocks with BINKY (A Mark Brown Arthur Chapter Book 11 ) • Amazon Business $5.00 2 $10.00
Arthur and the Lost Diary: An Arthur Chapter Book (Arthur Chapter Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Arthur and the Popularity Test: An Arthur Chapter Book (Arthur Chapter Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Arthur's Mystery Envelope: An Arthur Chapter Book (Arthur Chapter Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Arthur and the Mystery of the Stolen Bike (Arthur Chapter Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club: An Arthur Chapter Book (Arthur Chapter Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Arthur Locked in the Library!: An Arthur Chapter Book (Marc Brown Arthur Chapter Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Who's in Love with Arthur?: An Arthur Chapter Book (Arthur Chapter Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Halloween Fraidy-Cat (Ready, Freddy! No.8) • Amazon Business $4.97 2 $9.94
Ready, Freddy! #16: Ready, Set, Snow! • Amazon Business $4.69 2 $9.38
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5) • Amazon Business $8.51 1 $8.51
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Uranium Unicorns From Uranus • Amazon Business $3.89 2 $7.78
Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest: An Arthur Chapter Book (Arthur Chapter Books) • Amazon Business $3.87 2 $7.74
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Naughty Nightcrawlers From Neptune (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #8) • Amazon Business $3.64 2 $7.28
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn • Amazon Business $3.56 2 $7.12
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquitoes From Mercury (Book 2) • Amazon Business $3.56 2 $7.12

Materials cost

$389.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$425.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.14

Total project goal

$500.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$500.91

1 Donor

-$500.91

Donations toward project cost

-$425.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.14

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$0.00

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