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Mr. Helmick from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Eyes on Books!

My students need books that are high interest. Several of the books will help the students understand events that have happened and ongoing issues in today's society. Higher lexile books will push the kids as well.

  • $534 goal

This project expired on October 8, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title One school. Title One money can go to math and language arts, but not extra activities. We are a very diverse population of lower to middle socioeconomic. Our students are 5th graders. The neighborhood they live in is made up of trailers that are about 40 years old, manufactured homes, and then there are some homes that are newer with 2 car garages. These students want to be successful and deserve nothing but the best in the educational endeavors.

My Project

Reading is the key to being a successful student! Many students don't enjoy reading or they will pick up a book because there are pictures in the book. They might even pick up a book because they like what is on the cover. Students need to be pushed to read books that are above their levels. They also need to pick books that will interest them.

High level books will help the students learn!

Some of the books in this collection are audio books as well. Some students are auditory learners and benefit from hearing the stories read to them. This will help them with their comprehension and help them follow along in the book.

These books will help the students become better readers.

Mr. Helmick
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Malala How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World: Young Reader's Edition • AKJ Education $29.20 1 $29.20
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 2 $29.14
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 2 $24.56
The Great Gatsby • AKJ Education $10.48 2 $20.96
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $18.25 1 $18.25
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 2 $17.96
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.68 2 $15.36
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 2 $14.26
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Hatchet • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Night • AKJ Education $5.89 2 $11.78
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 2 $11.36
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.48 2 $10.96
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 2 $9.70
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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