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Ms. Gilbride from Piqua OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Stamina and Passion for Reading Through High-Interest Series

My students need high-interest complete series, such as the 39 Clues Series or I Survived Series, to help grow not only their reading stamina over many texts, but also grow their passion for reading.

  • $970 goal

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My Students

My 5th graders are not your average 10-11 year olds. Sure, they LOVE YouTube, SnapChat, and Musical.ly, but their diverse backgrounds and experiences give them a robust edge that is hard to find. Due to differing circumstances, and simply being 10-11 year olds on the brink of teenage years, the emotional state of my students wax and wane as frequently as the moon. For this reason, I hope to foster a love and appreciation for books and reading so when their world gets tough and they need a break then they can escape into a world between pages at the drop of a hat. As J.K. Rowling said:

"Wherever I am, if I've got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy."

My Project

Last year I was able to grow my classroom library to nearly 400 books through many trips to book sales and generous donations of new/used books, all within my first year of teaching. I was(and still am) ecstatic about that small feat. As the age-old proverb goes: It takes a village to raise a child, and the growth of my classroom library last year is a testament to that. With that being said, my students still need complete series to help foster a love for reading and build reading stamina. Through the growth of my classroom library I have acquired many books that belong in series; however, do not have complete sets of any series. My project is a rallying cry to complete the series that I currently have in my classroom library, such as the I Survived Series, Harry Potter, and Eragon, as well as add a few extremely high-interest series, such as the 39 Clues Series and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

The high-interest piece of this project will allow students to find a book they enjoy to build a passion for reading, while the series piece of the project will build stamina since students will be reading across an entire series.

Having complete series of high-interest books will positively impact my students' learning through simply getting each student to read more. If a student gets hooked on book 1 of the 39 Clues Series, they are much more likely to pick up book 2, then 3, 4, etc. until they finish all 39! Please consider funding my project to help my students gain access to high-interest series to build reading stamina and a passion for reading.

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (11 Books) • AKJ Education $114.82 1 $114.82
Who Was? Nonfiction (24 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $107.57 1 $107.57
The 39 Clues Cahills vs. Vespers 1-6 Includes: The Medusa Plot by Gordan Korman / A King's Ransom by Jude Watson / The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis / Shatterproof by Roland Smith / Trust No One by Linda Sue Park / Day of Doom by David Baldacci (The 39 Clues Cahills vs. Vespers) • Amazon Business $52.90 1 $52.90
Patricia Reilly Giff (7 Books) • AKJ Education $47.09 1 $47.09
Shadow Children (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $43.35 1 $43.35
Chronicles of Narnia (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $39.60 1 $39.60
Hunger Games (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.64 1 $36.64
39 Clues Unstoppable Series 2 - 4 Books Set Collection Pack (Nowhere To Run, Breakaway, Countdown, Flash Point ). • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Carl Hiaasen (4 Books) • AKJ Education $25.41 1 $25.41
The Gideon Trilogy (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $21.67 1 $21.67
The Great Brain (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $15.69 1 $15.69
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Of • AKJ Education $12.99 1 $12.99
Inheritance Or the Vault of Souls • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Mission Atomic (The 39 Clues: Doublecross Book 4) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Mission Hindenburg (The 39 Clues: Doublecross, Book 2) • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
The 39 Clues: Doublecross Book 1: Mission Titanic • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Mission Hurricane (The 39 Clues: Doublecross, Book 3) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Eragon • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
10 True Tales: Battle Heroes • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
10 True Tales: FBI Heroes • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
10 True Tales: Secret Agent (Ten True Tales) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
World War I Heroes (Ten True Tales) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Vietnam War Heroes (Ten True Tales) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Heroes of Pearl Harbor (Ten True Tales) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
10 True Tales: Surviving Sharks • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
10 True Tales: War Heroes From Iraq • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (I Survived #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
10 True Tales: Heroes of 9/11 (Ten True Tales) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
10 True Tales: World War II Heroes (Ten True Tales) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Titanic: Young Survivors (10 True Tales) (Ten True Tales) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.33 1 $4.33
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived #9) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68
I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
10 True Tales: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina (Ten True Tales) • Amazon Business $2.67 1 $2.67

Materials cost

$782.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$824.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.47

Total project goal

$969.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$969.80

1 Donor

-$934.51

Donations toward project cost

-$824.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$110.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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