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Ms. Petti from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fifth Graders in Need of More Books to Read!

Help me give my students more reading material to continue to help them find a love of reading!

  • $538 goal

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My Students

I have the opportunity to teach 48 kind and hardworking fifth graders in a high poverty, public school in Chicago, IL. We are in a predominately Latino neighborhood. My school is a Title 1 school and 100% of students receive free breakfast and lunch.

My students don't deserve to have minimal resources at school because of the area they live in or their socioeconomic status.

My students are eager to become better readers, but with our limited resources and at this point in the school year, my students are struggling to find books in our classroom library that they are interested in that they have not read already.

My Project

I have taught for three years, but this is my first year teaching fifth grade. At this school we are departmentalized so this year I am teaching the entire fifth grade reading and writing. I have about 50 students "checking out" books from our classroom library on a daily basis. In these last three years I have collected and bought books to contribute to our classroom library, but it is not nearly as full or complete for as many students as I have. We are halfway through the school year, so at this point in the year students are running out of choices of books to read!

Our school does not have a librarian, so as the reading teacher I am responsible for providing books for my students.

The books included in this project are books that my students have hand picked themselves. They have done research to find book titles that they are interested in reading and would love to have added to our classroom library! Students will be using these books on a daily basis. We use them as independent reading books to work on specific skills to become better readers and also to read for pleasure!

Ms. Petti
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Whatever After Series, 12-Book Set • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set New(Diary Of a Wimpy Kid,Rodrick Rules,The Last Straw,Dog Days,The Ugly Truth,Cabin Fever,The Third Wheel,Hard Luck,The Long Haul,Old School..etc • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $47.27 1 $47.27
Who Would Win? Series Collection of 8 Books By Jerry Pallotta and Rob Bolster (Includes: Whale Vs. Giant Squid; Tarantula Vs Scorpion; Tyrannosaurus Rex Vs Velociraptor; Komodo Dragon Vs. King Cobra; Lion Vs Tiger;Killer Whale Vs Great White Shark; Hammerhead Vs Bull Shark; Polar Bear Vs Grizzly Bear;) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $29.01 1 $29.01
The Wonder of Wildflowers • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Lady Lollipop • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bad Blood (Hello Neighbor #4) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Into the Pit (Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights #1) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Ghost Beach (Classic Goosebumps #15) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Geronimo Stilton #57: The Stinky Cheese Vacation • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Ghost Next Door (Classic Goosebumps #29) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Savanna Showdown (Race the Wild) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Race the Wild #1: Rain Forest Relay • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Race the Wild #2: Great Reef Games • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Mountain Mission (Race the Wild #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Outback All-Stars (Race the Wild) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94
The Mysterious Moonstone (Key Hunters) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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