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Ms. Sippel from Gilbert AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give the Gift of the Love of Reading

Help me give my students the gift of hardcover books and great books that inspire the love of reading and shelves to display them.

  • $1,745 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at my school come together from varied backgrounds, cultures, and abilities to create a beautiful community that we call home. We offer different learning experiences for students based on family interest, a student’s learning preference, best fit for achievement, happiness, and overall school success.

We have both self-contained Montessori and Gifted classrooms, as well as our mainstream classrooms, so we are able to meet a large variety of learning styles and student needs.

My students are curious about how the world works, and I try to foster that curiosity with thematic interest-based learning, project-based curriculum, and hands-on learning experiences.

Our library is a place where teachers, parents, and students can come together and explore the world and people of the world through nonfiction books and the joy of reading with the fiction books offered.

My Project

As a child my mother went to the library weekly and chose books that inspired in me a love of reading and good literature and a curiosity to learn more about people and the world. As the school librarian I want to give my students this same gift.

I particularly remember the hard cover books and the Caldecott award winner books.

I loved the pictures and the cultural diversity of the books. The authors and illustrators were of particular interest to me, and I would always read the information about the author and illustrator first.

Hopefully these books will inspire our next generation of authors and illustrators. We are also requesting a few bookcases to display them.

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HON Brigade HS30ABC 2-Shelf 29"H Bookcase, Putty/Beige Steel(HONS30ABCL) • Staples Advantage $122.99 4 $491.96
The Boxcar Children (25 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $130.76 1 $130.76
Viva Frida • AKJ Education $17.09 2 $34.18
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat • AKJ Education $16.19 2 $32.38
The Hello, Goodbye Window • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
The Undefeated • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Noisy Paint Box • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Going Down Home with Daddy • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Right Word • AKJ Education $12.78 2 $25.56
The Invention of Hugo Cabret • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
A Story, A Story: An African Tale (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Grand Canyon • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Locomotive • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Thank You, Omu! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Radiant Child • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Lion & the Mouse • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Three Pigs • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Finding Winnie • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
A Big Mooncake for Little Star • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Officer Buckle & Gloria • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Crown • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
So You Want to Be President? • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Double Bass Blues • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Waiting • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Nana in the City • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom in Congo Square • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wolf in the Snow • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Ball for Daisy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bear Came Along • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Kitten's First Full Moon (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Owl Moon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Trombone Shorty • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Du Iz Tak? • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
They All Saw a Cat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Alma and How She Got Her Name • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
A Different Pond • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Arrow to the Sun • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

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