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Mrs. Peloquin from Worcester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeding My Voracious Readers

My students need a wonderful selection of fictional books to choose from in my classroom library.

  • $587 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students crave books! As a teacher, I have been blessed to have many avid readers throughout the years. My students need a variety of books of all levels and genres since I have a diverse population with individual interests and abilities. As far as nonfiction is concerned, we have textbooks and leveled readers to support different topics, but there is a shortage of engaging fiction in my library. They light up when I get a new book or I share a new read aloud. Their faces brighten as they come to me with great book recommendations. Reading brings us together as a class and strengthens our bond.

We have a wonderful reading program that we use in fifth grade, but my children love to have the freedom to read books of their choice during independent reading.

I want my students to get enjoyment and comfort in reading books that are "just right" for them. My classroom library needs lots of love!

My Project

These books, many are classic American reads, will indeed make an incredible difference in the lives of my students. Books impact us in so many ways and on so many levels. My students have taken the reading strategies they have learned from our reading program and have used these strategies to interact with the texts they are reading. They are becoming more mindful readers every day.

Literature allows them to escape to a different reality on a daily basis, opening up their minds to ideas that transfer to their writing and overall perspectives on a variety of topics.

I'm hoping to expose them to authors who are extremely gifted. Ultimately, I want my students to love their classroom library.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Magician's Elephant • AKJ Education $15.29 3 $45.87
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 5 $36.45
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 5 $26.40
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 2 - Rodrick Rules • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4 - Dog Days • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 3 - The Last Straw • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh • AKJ Education $6.56 3 $19.68
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 3 $16.74
Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30

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