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

Great Books for Great Kids!!

My students need sets of the NC Children's Book Award Jr. books as well as some graphic novels featuring classic stories to help them challenge themselves & have fun reading! We need The Trojan Horse the Fall of Troy, King Arthur and more.

  • $529 goal

This project expired on December 29, 2016.

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My Students

My upper grade students are awesome kids! They are smart, funny and they try to pretend they don't care about reading but they do! Unfortunately, many of them do not have many (or any) books at home to read when they want to. The books that they check out of the media center may be the only non-assignment books to which they have access.

With that in mind, I try to make sure that I provide them with books that are fun to read and also with books that challenge them and help advance their reading ability.

By providing them with resources at school that they can take home and read at their leisure, I am hoping to ensure that they will view reading not just as an assignment or a task, but as an enjoyable past time that they will continue throughout their lifetimes.

My Project

Having quality books in the media center will benefit my older students who may not have reading resources at home yet who have the desire to pick up a book in their free time. Including graphic novels will encourage students who don't want to read 'books without pictures' to give reading a chance.

By providing them with children's book award nominees as well as classic literature (in the form of graphic novels), I hope that my students will have the opportunity to advance their reading ability while experiencing that it is possible just to read for the sheer enjoyment of it!

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

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Roller Girl • AKJ Education $13.64 2 $27.28
Stella by Starlight • AKJ Education $11.69 2 $23.38
Tricky Vic The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower • AKJ Education $11.69 2 $23.38
Mountain Dog • AKJ Education $11.69 2 $23.38
Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
Pax • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
The War that Saved My Life • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
Crenshaw • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
Crenshaw • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
Fuzzy Mud • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $12.99 1 $12.99
Graphic Classics O. Henry • AKJ Education $11.95 1 $11.95
Unsinkable Walker Bean, The • AKJ Education $9.74 1 $9.74
Redwall: The Graphic Novel The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $8.44 1 $8.44
Anne Frank - Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $6.83 1 $6.83
Journey to the Center of the Earth Graphic Classics • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Coraline Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $6.49 1 $6.49
Graphic Classics: the Odyssey • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Hercules The Twelve Labors: A Greek Myth • AKJ Education $5.82 1 $5.82
The Trojan Horse The Fall of Troy • AKJ Education $5.82 1 $5.82
Graphic Myths and Legends: Ali Baba Fooling the Forty Thieves: an Arabian Tale • AKJ Education $5.82 1 $5.82
Thor & Loki In the Land of Giants: A Norse Myth • AKJ Education $5.82 1 $5.82
Graphic Myths and Legends: the Hero Twins Against the Lords of Death: a Mayan Myth • AKJ Education $5.82 1 $5.82
Perseus The Hunt for Medusa's Head : A Greek Myth • AKJ Education $5.82 1 $5.82
King Arthur King Arthur: Excalibur Unsheathed • AKJ Education $5.82 1 $5.82

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