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Mrs. Brown from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students picture books and chapter books to help grow our classroom library.

  • $293 goal

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My Students

My students are fifth graders who attend a K-5 elementary school in the city. Our students face challenges that many can't imagine, but they don't allow their circumstances to define them and neither do I! My reading classes are full of students from various backgrounds including many who are learning English as a second language. I love how they come in each day sharing a part of their world with me. Sometimes we're discussing their weekend activities, other times it's what they want to do to change the world. One thing I know for sure is that reading is an integral part of our classroom. My students love just having time to relax and dive deep into the pages of a good book. There's nothing better than that! Don't you agree? I love working with this group of students and helping them to become just as excited and curious about reading as I am!

All of my students are champions who are capable of excelling at whatever they set their minds to!

My Project

I'm always building our class library for my students! According to Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop, books can serve as windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors . They are mirrors to those who are able to see their story with each turn of a page. You connect on a deeper level with the characters and begin to find your place in the world. Books are also windows which allow others to see a world view different from their own. Sliding glass doors refers to how books allow us to enter a world that is not our own.

Transformations take place when students see themselves in the books they read.

My students deserve to have a classroom library that has a collection of diverse and high interest books that help develop life long readers. I am requesting many picture books, chapter books with diverse characters and books that are currently of high interest to many 5th graders.

These books will be read for at least 15 minutes daily during our quiet reading time. With a minimum of 2,700 minutes of reading during our 180 day school year, these students are destined to be readers who are leaders! Through these books I hope to improve student interactions between each other and create a caring community of students.

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

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This project will reach 55 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $20.50 1 $20.50
Cece Loves Science and Adventure • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Hey Black Child • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
You're A Dog, Chase! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Best Friends • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Amscan Frosty White Paper Placemats, 50 Ct. | Party Tableware • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2: Middle School Mayhem • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 3: Masters of Mischief (3) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Guts • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Click (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
Big Nate: Hug It Out! (Volume 21) • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24

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