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Mrs. Loperena from Chula Vista CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fabulous Fifth Graders Craving A Bounty Of Books

My students need some of the basic favorites like; "Harry Potter", "Percy Jackson" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid", to help encourage their own independent reading. Thank you!

  • $304 goal

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My Students

The Joy of Reading! My students need books that they enjoy reading. To catch and maintain that Reading Bug, I need to first catch them. Many of my students are not interested in the limited titles I have in my library right now. Please help to fill our shelves with books that they enjoy reading.

The students' reading levels vary from 2nd grade to 6th grade.

They love reading book series like; Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Dork Diaries, A Series of Unfortunate Events and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Our school is a Title 1 school and many students do not get the chance to visit the public library very often. Your help would give them the opportunity to read the same books as other students in different communities.

My Project

These books will be used for independent reading time. Students read for 20 minutes during the school day and 30 minutes each night for homework. Many students go through their books within a few days and are always looking for more. Also, I have started a book club at our school and these books will encourage more students to join in our discussions.

Putting books into students hands that they are interested in, sparks the flame for becoming life-long readers.

These books are not provided by the school or the district and building a classroom library is our responsibility, as a teacher. Please help by adding to the our library with fun and interesting books students will love to read.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon $46.64 1 $46.64
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1-5) • Amazon $44.79 1 $44.79
Pedro's Journal (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon $14.40 1 $14.40
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3) • Amazon $13.98 1 $13.98
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon $10.36 1 $10.36
Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) • Amazon $10.36 1 $10.36
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck • Amazon $8.11 1 $8.11
Chomp • Amazon $7.38 1 $7.38
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell • Amazon $6.79 1 $6.79
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet) • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Flush • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
The Phantom Tollbooth • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Hoot • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Holes (A Yearling Book) • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71

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