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Ms. Sledge from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Feed My Bookworms Please!

My students need a collection of over 50 high interest fiction books to keep them engaged in reading all day long!

  • $463 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kiddos reside in the South Bronx and are all eager to learn and share their knowledge. They have had a couple of teacher switches this year and as their new ELA teacher, I'd like to create a space that can become trustworthy, comfortable, welcoming, and their own! One that will best support them and develop them as they continue on the rest of the year and through their state exams. While everyone's home experience is different, I want their classroom experiences to be some that they can never forget!

My Project

Do you want to help to instill a lifelong love of reading and a passion for books in children?

Well, it's one of the reasons that I went into teaching!

And now two years later, I am amazed at how excited my students are when we learn about new authors or when I have new books to add to our library. You could be a part of that excitement! I teach reading to 48 bright and beautiful fourth graders in a high need area of New York City. Most of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch and are so eager to learn every day.

Unfortunately, my classroom library does not meet the needs of my very excited bookworms. I can often be found at the public library three or four nights a week, checking out extra books for my students. A leveled library is especially important in fourth grade because this is the age when children learn to read chapter books and it is necessary to have 6 copies of the same title. With this donation, my students will be ensured best practices for reading instruction and will be well on their way to reading success!

With your generous donation, my students will enjoy leveled readers that not only will engage them but will also be at their appropriate reading level, which is crucial for reading success. You will not only be helping my students this year, but for all the years and readers to come. This collection of books will become a treasured part of our classroom library. Thank you so much for your support! It is greatly appreciated!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fantastic Mr. Fox • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.97 6 $47.82
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • Amazon Business $7.97 6 $47.82
Bud, Not Buddy • Amazon Business $7.19 6 $43.14
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $5.59 6 $33.54
The Indian in the Cupboard • Amazon Business $5.06 6 $30.36
Freckle Juice • Amazon Business $4.22 6 $25.32
The Hunger Games (Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.55 3 $22.65
Matilda • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
James and the Giant Peach • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Superfudge • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Mighty Miss Malone • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Holes • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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