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Ms. Pelton from Newark NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring New Worlds through Books

My students need books for our classroom library. This will help us implement for independent reading time into the classroom.

  • $796 goal

This project expired on March 10, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My scholars love reading and losing themselves in a book. They are always quick to retell the stories that they have read and want to discuss as many book as they can.

They are some of the most hard working first graders that I have met.

They want to do their best at all times and really show what they have learned. Our school is a place of joy and learning each and every day. My scholars find joy in books and all that characters do and say within those books.

My Project

My scholars will use the books each and every day. We have independent reading time and I know that they would love to be able to read new titles and new stories. They will not only use them inside the classroom but outside as well. They will be able to use these stories to tell their families all about what they read and understood from those books. These books range from fun fantasy books like The Magic Tree House series to Biographies on presidents. This will give my scholars the ability to further distinguish between fantasy and non-fiction. They will be able to use those titles to connect to their lives and what they already know.

They will not only grow our classroom library but our schools library as well.

Our school is such a wonderful school to be apart of each and every day I feel that with my first grade scholars. This will expose my scholars and the school to titles that they may not have seen before.

Ms. Pelton
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 2 Classic Grade Level Library (30 bk set) • AKJ Books $115.16 1 $115.16
Grade 2 Classic Grade Level Library (30 bk set) • AKJ Books $115.16 1 $115.16
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon $81.72 1 $81.72
Pete the Cat (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $48.80 1 $48.80
Froggy (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $42.85 1 $42.85
Kevin Henkes (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $38.44 1 $38.44
Colors (7 bk set) • AKJ Books $36.86 1 $36.86
Caldecott Medal and Honors - Animals (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $34.00 1 $34.00
Caldecott Medal and Honors - African and African American (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $33.26 1 $33.26
Autobiography/ Biography (8 bk set) • AKJ Books $26.58 1 $26.58
American Presidents (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $25.09 1 $25.09
Favorite Series Sampler - National Geographic Readers (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $11.81 2 $23.62
Favorite Series Sampler - Amelia Bedelia (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76

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