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Mrs. Rathjen from Colfax NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Lost in a Book

Help me give my students books they are interested in reading! Greek Mythology, Extreme Weather and Kobe Bryant are just a few of the topics they love reading about.

  • $493 goal

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My Students

Have you ever read a book that you couldn't wait to recommend to a friend or family member? As a child, I loved Judy Bloom and her Ramona character. As I read each book, I felt a connection to Ramona. She reminded me of myself. As I watch my 4th graders read during their 30 minutes of silent reading each day, I can see the excitement on their faces. I occasionally hear a chuckle or full out burst of laughter. The emotional connections my students have with characters in their books is such an amazing feeling.

My students are avid readers who love self selected reading.

I have seen an increase in reading stamina since our district adopted the American Reading Company (ARC) program. I would love to be able to provide a variety of book series for my students. I remember reading the Harry Potter series and waiting eagerly for each book to be released. I want my students to feel the same way! I think author J.K. Rowling said it best with her quote "It's the books you read when you are young that stay with you always."

My Project

These books will be a welcomed addition to my classroom library. My students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level. They will have books in their hands that they enjoy, which will grow them as readers.

Each day as I watch their silent reading, I am mesmerized by the engagement, laughter and excitement.

My students love reading about Extreme Weather, Greek Mythology and Sports. By donating to this project, you are giving my students the opportunity to read books that are of specific interest to them.

By donating, you will help my students continue to build their vocabulary and comprehension. Thank you in advance!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Notebook of Doom Books Complete (13 Book series); Rise of the Balloon Goons; Day of the Night Crawlers; Attack of the Shadow Smashers; Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables; Whack of the P-Rex; and More • Amazon Business $49.76 1 $49.76
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
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.96 1 $38.96
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $35.97 1 $35.97
Emily Windsnap: Six Swishy Tails of Land and Sea • Amazon Business $23.08 1 $23.08
When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $15.83 1 $15.83
FGTeeV Presents: Into the Game! • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Stick Cat: Two Cats to the Rescue • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kobe Day! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Goddess Power: A Kids' Book of Greek and Roman Mythology: 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Stick Dog Gets the Tacos • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Field Guide to the Weather: Learn to Identify Clouds and Storms, Forecast the Weather, and Stay Safe • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
The Everything Kids' Football Book, 6th Edition: All-time Greats, Legendary Teams, and Today's Favorite Players--With Tips on Playing Like a Pro (6) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Niles and Bradford: Football Fumbles • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Quarterback Rush (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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