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Ms. Barraza from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Freshen Up Our Library!

My students need a variety of books for our classroom library!

  • $226 goal

This project expired on July 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 27 fourth-grade students attend an excellent, inner-city school where every student qualifies for a free lunch. Although it is a high-poverty school, each student strives to succeed. Parents and teachers are dedicated to students' success by making sure our school is a warm, safe place for learning.

Our school motto is, "We're getting ready for college," and my fourth graders are doing just that!

They are hard-working, wonderful kids, and I am doing my best to get them ready for the future!

My Project

My fourth grade students love to read! They have been working hard all year long to improve their fluency and comprehension skills by participating in reading groups and being diligent when it comes to their daily reading logs. I am so proud of the progress they have made in reading skills like sequencing and identifying main ideas and details. I am even more proud of the obvious love for reading my students have developed. In order to foster their love of reading, I have done my best over the years to create an inviting classroom library with a good selection of books. As time goes on, however, some of our books are beginning to show wear. This is why I would like to freshen up our library. I am asking for a variety of reading books of all Lexile reading levels that my students will be excited about reading. I have chosen non-fiction level 1 & 2 reading books on animals, grade-level series books like Junie B. Jones and Flat Stanley, and even some chapter books such as Harry Potter for my more advanced readers. All of the books I have requested will be available to my students as needed, and my students will also be allowed to take them home. Each of the books will be labeled by Lexile reading level, making it easier for my students to select books appropriate for them, which will help them improve their reading fluency over time. They will also be used to create classroom book reviews that help them develop their comprehension skills.

An exciting variety of books should be available in every classroom library!

Keeping our classroom library fresh with new, high-interest books will inevitably keep my students reading, and will also help improve their reading skills over time!

Ms. Barraza
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy's Ultimate Chapter Book Quartet: Books 1 through 4 • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set: Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again! • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragonbreath #2: Attack of the Ninja Frogs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragonbreath #3: Curse of the Were-wiener • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragonbreath #1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

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