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  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Lyons
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 14 donors
  • $0 still needed

Growing a Leveled Library for Growing Readers

My students need books to extend our leveled library. Our library now does not contain any poetry or historical fiction books. These include a set of Exemplar Stories, books like "An American Army of Two" and "Lighthouse Family and Storm," plus a set of Exemplar Read Aloud Poetry.

My Students

Help our leveled library grow because we are growing readers. As the readers in my 3rd grade classroom continue to enjoy literature and their reading levels are progressing, my leveled library is beginning to bore them. They need a larger selection. They need variety. They need a larger choice.

My students are eager to learn regardless of their economic backgrounds.

My students are 98% Hispanic. 98% of the students receive free/reduced rate lunch at our school. They come from homes where Spanish is their first language and English print is something they don't see until they start school in kindergarten. They come from homes where parents cannot help them with their reading or homework because of the language barrier. They also come from homes that teach them to be strong, successful, hardworking individuals. They do not waste a minute of class time. They love every minute of reading and writing. Read to Self time and "Book Shopping" from our classroom libraries are two of their favorite activities to do throughout the day.

My Project

My students need books to extend our leveled library. Our library now does not contain any poetry or historical fiction books. Buying these books will help my leveled classroom library grow. It will help my students continue to grow in their reading abilities and continue their progression of reading levels. Students need variety and choice when it comes to reading and my library is running out of options for my students. My students "Book Shop" once a week and use their books they shopped for with activities throughout the week. They work independently for 40 minutes a day with these books. For 20 minutes they read to self and for 20 minutes they write about their reading. They also work 20 minutes with a partner reading these leveled books. So, for 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week these students are reading and discussing and writing about these books. This gives me 1 hour to pull guided reading groups and the students need new literature to keep their interests in reading growing.

Donors please open up your hearts to the students in my 3rd grade classroom by donating to my project.

If you donate you will be helping students that come from a terrible economic situation, expand their knowledge. They will be able to see, read, and use a variety of books to enhance their reading capabilities. These students need variety. These students need new literature to keep their interests in reading grow. These students need you and your love for learning to help.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
King''s Equal, The • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Yeh-Shen • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Aesop''s Fables • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Half Upon a Time James Riley • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales and Tru • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
Stories to Solve • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Egyptian Cinderella • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection Alm • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
The Lost Children • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Fin M''Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill Tomie dePaola, Tomie • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Once a Mouse • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Swamp Angel Anne Isaacs, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Julie Andrews'' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies Jul • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
100 Great Poems for Boys • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Joyful Noise : Poems for Two Voices • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Forget-Me-Nots • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Jumblies • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Old Possum''s Book of Practical Cats • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
2-3 Exemplar Read Aloud Poetry • AKJ Books $51.00 1 $51.00
A Medieval Feast • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Martin Luther King Jr March Washington • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Bat Loves the Night • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
A Drop of Water • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
The Raft Jim Lamarche, Jim Lamarche (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Sarah, Plain and Tall (rpkg) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Treasure Uri Shulevitz, Uri Shulevitz (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
2-3 Exemplar Stories • AKJ Books $64.26 1 $64.26
Fire Cat, The • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Sarah, Plain and Tall (rpkg) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
My Father''s Dragon • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Poppleton in Winter Cynthia Rylant, Mark Teague (Illustrator • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Tops and Bottoms • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Amos & Boris William Steig • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 of 2 Mary Pope Osborne • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Lighthouse Family Storm • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Raft Jim Lamarche, Jim Lamarche (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pearl Harbor • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Saving the Liberty Bell Marty Rhodes Figley, Kevin Lepp (Ill • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
An American Army of Two Janet Greeson, Patricia Mulvihill (I • AKJ Books $18.44 1 $18.44
Finding the Titanic • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Samuel Eaton''s Day : A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$465.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.76

Total project goal

$591.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.74

13 Donors

-$491.74

Donations toward project cost

-$417.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.76

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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