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Ms. Roche from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fourth Grade Bookworms

My students need more engaging books to take home to read!

  • $585 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fourth grade at a school in inner-city Los Angeles. My students are brimming with curiosity and work hard to achieve their academic goals. My students are voracious readers and devour several chapter books a week. I try very hard to make sure my students have access to the best books around and that reading is part of their nightly routine. Students borrow my books and take them home to read nightly. Most of my students have already read through my classroom library and I'm in desperate need of some new titles.

My Project

My fourth graders are avid readers and my current classroom library will not sustain them for the rest of the year. When I asked my students what books they would like me to purchase, they gave me an exhaustive list, both fiction and nonfiction. These books will have a great impact on my students, as they will use them both in the classroom as well as take them home to read. Research and common sense show that the more students read, the better readers they become. My students absolutely love books and they deserve a top-notch classroom library. Unfortunately, we lack the resources and funding at our school and in our community.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Geronimo Stilton Series 1 Collection 10 Books Box Set • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $33.75 1 $33.75
Clubhouse Mysteries Super Sleuth Collection: The Buried Bones Mystery; Lost in the Tunnel of Time; Shadows of Caesar's Creek; The Space Mission ... Animal Show; Stars and Sparks on Stage • Amazon Business $24.09 1 $24.09
Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set • Amazon Business $20.20 1 $20.20
A Warmer World: From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Climate Change Affects Wildlife • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
Bad Kitty's Very Bad Boxed Set Number 1: Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, Happy Birthday Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
The Alcatraz Escape (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Tongva (Spotlight on the American Indians of California) • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Slammed by Tsunamis (Natural Disasters: How People Survive) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
My Fox Ate My Alarm Clock (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Fox Ate My Cake (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
California Indians (Primary Source Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Fox Ate My Homework (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Million Dollar Shot (new cover) (Million Dollar Series) • Amazon Business $4.79 2 $9.58
California Indians (First Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Kid During the California Gold Rush • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
If You Were a Kid Surviving a Hurricane • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Beast Keeper #1 (Beasts of Olympus) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Animal Adaptations (My Science Library, Levels 1-2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Guys Read: The Sports Pages • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Guys Read: Funny Business • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Centaur School #5 (Beasts of Olympus) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Droughts (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Wildfires • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Weather Words and What They Mean • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Droughts (Blastoff! Readers: Extreme Weather) (Blastoff! Readers, Level 4: Extreme Weather) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Eye of the Storm • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Guys Read: Thriller • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Dragon Healer #4 (Beasts of Olympus) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Hound of Hades #2 (Beasts of Olympus) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Chumash: The Past and Present of California's Seashell People (American Indian Life) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
National Geographic Readers: Wildfires • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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