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Ms. Holmes from Basalt CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Fill Our Classroom Library with Excellent Books!

My students need lots of excellent books to fill up our third grade class library.

  • $337 goal

This project expired on April 10, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third graders are hungry for books! They are eager, voracious readers. I am a new teacher and I want to provide plenty of books for them right in their classroom. I have a good start thanks to generous people in the community, but these readers need more high quality books at their level.

My third graders attend a school with many high-needs kids, including many English Language Learners.

Our district has experienced many budget cuts in the past few years, which has directly impacted classroom funds for things like books. Although I would love to be able to buy all the books we need myself, I need help.

My Project

Many of these kids are just at the age and level where they are ready to fall in love with books -- if they find the right book to inspire them! They work daily on strategies that good readers use and I want to give the opportunity to use their developing skills on books that they will love. Please help me to provide these kids with high-quality books to help them get started on a life of loving to read.

Think of how your life has been impacted by loving to read.

By empathizing with certain characters, you learned the art of empathy. By reading about far-away places, you realized you could travel someday too. By reading just the right story about overcoming a challenge, you were inspired to do the same. Here is a whole classroom of children who are ready to love books too. Please help to give them this gift.

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

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Our Hero • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Beach Babe • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Penderwicks • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Grace for President Kelly Dipucchio, Leuyen Pham (Illustrato • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Tenth Good Thing about Barney • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Gossamer • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Ivy and Bean (Ivy and Bean Series #1) Annie Barrows, Sophie • AKJ Books $5.39 1 $5.39
The Ghost That Had to Go • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Break the Fossil Record • AKJ Books $5.39 1 $5.39
Take Care of the Babysitter • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Hank the Cowdog and Monkey Business (Hank the Cowdog Series • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Cricket in Times Square • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Absolutely Positively Alexander • AKJ Books $16.98 1 $16.98
Little House in the Big Woods • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Little House on the Prairie • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
On the Banks of Plum Creek • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
By the Shores of Silver Lake: (Little House Series: Classic • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
The Long Winter • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Little Town on the Prairie: (Little House Series: Classic St • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
All-Of-A-Kind Family • AKJ Books $4.81 1 $4.81
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Dis • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Clementine • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Star Jumper • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom Eric Wight, Eric Wight • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Case of the Lost Boy • AKJ Books $4.49 1 $4.49
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Mercy Watson - Fights Crime • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Mercy Watson - Princess In Disguise • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Watsons Go to Birmingham (pbk) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Roxie and the Hooligans • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Queen of the World! • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Sideways Stories Wayside • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Don''t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09

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