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Ms. Lankford from Culver City CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Magic Through the Pages of a Book!

Help me give my students access to a vast variety of literature and flexible seating. With the nonfiction and fantasy books in my cart, my fifth graders will have the ability to choose books that interest them!

  • $1,177 goal

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My Students

With new curriculum and an evolving world around us, it is more important than ever that every child receives access to materials necessary to learn and succeed in and outside of the school environment. I have recently moved from my position as the intervention teacher, to a fifth grade teacher position at El Rincon. As I was working with small groups at all elementary levels, I am in need of some seating and books that will support the flexible learning of 30 fifth graders.

This project focuses on providing students with flexible seating options that enable students to work in areas of choice, as well as appropriate leveled books that encourage students to explore the world of literature.

By providing students flexible seating, they are able to choose the type of seat that works best for them. This supports their ability to focus which enhances their learning experience. The leveled books gives students access to grade appropriate literature. Students need a variety of books to choose from, in order to choose books of interest. As the teacher, I want to be able to provide text that inspires students to love to read!

My Project

Moving into fifth grade has been a wonderful experience, but moving to an upper grade, I am in need of books at my current students levels. I believe that students need choice in order to love reading. It is greatly important that students have access to books of multiple genres and themes. This order contains books that's levels meet my students individual needs. There are books addressing standard based scientific concepts and are historically aligned with what we are addressing in class. I also filled my cart with books that interest my students.

This year my kiddos my kiddos are passionate readers with a love for fantasy books and series!

I have personally selected fantasy books at each of my students levels. This enables them to find books of interest in our classroom library. If students are eager to read their engagement and learning will exceed all expectations. Do what you love and you do it well!

When you provide students a welcoming environment and beautiful literature, the possibilities are endless!

Ms. Lankford
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hokki Stool 15" Light Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $96.01 2 $192.02
Hokki Stool 18" Light Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.06 1 $107.06
NGSS Grade 5 - Ecosystems (4 Books) • AKJ Education $43.08 1 $43.08
NGSS Grade 5 - Earth's Place in the Universe (4 Books) • AKJ Education $27.85 1 $27.85
Guided Reading Collection: Popular Curriculum Themes Space Level T (3 books) • AKJ Education $26.92 1 $26.92
Who Was First? Discovering the Americas • AKJ Education $13.87 1 $13.87
Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Imaginary • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Mister Max: The Book of Kings Mister Max 3 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
All the Answers • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Good Fight • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Brave New World • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Alex and the Amazing Time Machine • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The American Revolution • AKJ Education $7.67 1 $7.67
The Face on the Milk Carton • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Emily Windsnap: Two Magical Mermaid Tales • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Under Wildwood The Wildwood Chronicles, Book II • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Freedom, Life After Slavery • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Wildwood Imperium The Wildwood Chronicles, Book III • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Orphan Train Rider One Boy's True Story • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Speak • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
Black Heroes of the American Revolution • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Basher History: States and Capitals United We Stand • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Around the World in a Hundred Years From Henry the Navigator to Magellan • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Strange But True Book 1 • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Strange But True Book 2 • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Rebellious Colonists and the Causes of the American Revolution • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Project (Un)Popular Book #1 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Fourteenth Goldfish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Many Waters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The People of Sparks Book of Ember 2 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Last Book in the Universe • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards Book 1) Book 1 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Magic Thief: Found • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Magic Thief: Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Magic Thief: Lost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mister Max: The Book of Kings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Monster's Ring A Magic Shop Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Swiftly Tilting Planet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mesmerized • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Rough-Face Girl • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Travel Team • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Seventh Most Important Thing • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Standing by Emma • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Which Witch • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Mister Max: The Book of Secrets Mister Max 2 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Skellig • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wind in the Door • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Freedom Maze • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #32: Sharks and Other Predator • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Tail of Emily Windsnap • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Struggle for Freedom • AKJ Education $4.05 1 $4.05
Wildwood The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I • AKJ Education $3.99 1 $3.99

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