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Ms. Wendy from Charlotte NC is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Books Make Reading Fun!

Help me give my students high quality books so they can compete in our district's battle of the books competition.

  • $295 goal

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My Students

Our Montessori school serves 300 students grades PK-6. We are a public, magnet school and students come from a variety of neighborhoods which provides us with a diverse population. Our students love to learn about the world around them and enjoy exploring their own curiosities. We have multi-age classrooms and teachers focus on following the child to meet each individual’s needs. Students are encouraged to self-select work to practice skills at their own level. The opportunity to choose work and guide their learning leads to an intrinsic motivation and natural joy for discovery.

The Montessori philosophy encourages hands-on, concrete learning as well as allows students the freedom to pursue their own interests and develop a love of learning.

The magnet program was started in 1996 and each classroom was outfitted with all the standard Montessori materials to implement the philosophy with fidelity. Because Montessori materials are used daily, many of the originally purchased supplies are dated and showing signs of wear. Since our school was founded, new materials have been developed that align with state standards and enhance the Montessori curriculum. We have a great need for new, updated materials, but funding to support our magnet focus is extremely limited.

My Project

One of my favorite parts about being a school librarian is getting children excited about great stories. I run several programs at my school to motivate children to read and next year I need help purchasing high quality books to make these programs happen.

These books will help us have two Battle of the Books teams that will compete against other elementary and middle schools in the district.

Next year, 4th, 5th and 6th graders will read books from a selected list and compete against other schools in a trivia style competition. All of these projects will develop a life-long love of reading.

Ms. Wendy
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prisoner B-3087 • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Not If I Can Help It • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Very, Very Far North • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong (1)) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
The Hired Girl • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
90 Miles to Havana • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where the Watermelons Grow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Home of the Brave • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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