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Ms. Bryant from Hope IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Good Books Make a Classroom Thrive and Grow

Help me give my students high interest books that inspire their love of reading and help transport them to new and exciting places!

  • $381 goal

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom involves a rich curriculum incorporated with purposeful movement. Jean Blaydes says, "Physical activity grows brain cells, and that cerebellum research tells us, "What makes us move, makes us think."

My school is at a high poverty rate.

Many of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Ruby Payne states, "Almost all children of poverty rely on kinesthetic strengths for learning." They need encouragement from the school to show them that learning can be enjoyable and experiences and memories can be made. They need the opportunity to be immersed in rich, creative, imaginative, and realistic literature.

My Project

In previous years, I have had the running conversation with students, "What is the next book you think I should read?" This is the type of question I love getting from my students!

How do you turn a class of 6th graders into lifelong readers?

You provide them with high-interest, engaging books.

Most students can escape into a new world by going to their school library and checking out popular book titles. I want to be able to give my students the opportunity to escape into a world of their own by including new and engaging books in my own classroom library they can check out from anytime throughout the school day, not only when they have library once a week.

This year I’ve really been able to connect with students through reading. Each day, I do a chapter book read aloud. I do a brief book tasting for the students to vote on the novel we read. They love the book read aloud, but I’ve run out of new books to talk about. As a result, I’d love to add fresh titles for my students to continue to get excited about reading.

I have spent a lot of my own money buying books for my classroom. I spend time thrifting and going to garage sales to add to my classroom library. I've reached out to friends and family members asking for donations. I do this in hopes that I can surround my students with books.

Please, help me add new books to my classroom library.

Ms. Bryant
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Moon Base Alpha: Space Case; Spaced Out; Waste of Space • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Skeleton Creek #1 (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lion Down (FunJungle) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Greystone Secrets #2: The Deceivers • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Scary Stories for Young Foxes • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Spy School British Invasion • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
Tyrannosaurus Wrecks (FunJungle) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Backstagers Vol. 1 (1) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
The Backstagers Vol. 2 (2) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Backstagers Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
Sheets • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot (2)) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Spy School • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Poached (FunJungle) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Belly Up (FunJungle) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Evil Spy School • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
Spy School Goes South • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Spy Camp (Spy School) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Big Game (FunJungle) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Spy School Secret Service • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Spy Ski School (Spy School) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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