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Mrs. Parlin from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need a library! As a small school without one, the only books my classroom has are ones friends have donated or I have purchased at Goodwill or garage sales.

  • $395 goal

This project expired on January 5, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager to learn, to be good students and to make their families proud. Many of these kids are learning English as a second or even as a third language. Their families all work hard to provide for them, but many still struggle to cover basic needs such as housing, food and clothing. Students frequently come to school hungry and tired due to little resources in the home such as breakfast or a bed to sleep on. Many basic school supplies such as folders or gym shoes are not in the budget for our families.

Learning to read and write is challenging for many kids, but when English is new to you and resources are a struggle, it becomes even harder.

Please consider supporting these great kids reach their full potential.

My Project

What books did you enjoy as a teen? Babysitter's Club? Hardy Boys? Sweet Valley High? I loved heading to the school library each week and getting to pick out a new book. Our school is too small to have a school library. Many of our families don't have the financial resources to buy their children books or the vehicle to take them to the local library.

Having a selection of high interest books at their reading level in the classroom is imperative to help students to develop a love of reading.

This request will allow students to stay engaged during our sustained silent reading time each day. It will also provide added confidence for our weekly read aloud to the teacher or peer time by providing them exciting choices of material, both fiction and nonfiction. Many students have been struggling since we started school August 6 with becoming interested in our daily reading time due to lack of books in our room.

Mrs. Parlin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary New Edition (c) 2016 • Amazon Business $7.50 3 $22.50
Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gifted • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Target Practice (Cleopatra in Space #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels) (No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
Big Nate: Silent But Deadly • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lionel Messi (Real Bios) • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Diary of Wimpy Kid. The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) • Amazon Business $7.62 1 $7.62
Drama • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Soccer Hero (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Soccer Duel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78
What Is the World Cup? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Who Is Pele? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Selena? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Horror At Chiller House (Goosebumps Horrorland #19) • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86
Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny (Book 1) A Han & Chewie Adventure • Amazon Business $4.10 1 $4.10
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93

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