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Mrs. Ripp from Verona WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Get Better Books

My students need better books in 5th grade library to keep them reading.

  • $724 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

By 5th grade many children already hate the thought of reading a book that their teacher hands them. I am here to change that! As a grade we need incredible books to keep these amazing students reading and loving books as much as I do. Help me make that dream a reality.

It is hard to describe the incredible kids I get to be with every day.

Whether they woke up and ate a buffet breakfast or come to school wondering what we can give them because their last meal was the lunch they had before, they bring the most joy to our school. I live for these kids and I live for the passion they bring to books they love. Yet loving books come with a price. Often favorite books disappear simply because a book is loved so much, sometimes food or drink destroy it because they couldn't help themselves. Sometimes a book is passed around so many times that the cover tears and the pages fall out. Sometimes a kid goes through my library and comes up empty-handed. I am trying to appeal to all of my students with a mix of classics, graphic novels, series, and picture books. Anything that can turn a child from hating reading to loving it with the same urgency that I do. Please help me make this dream come true, not just for my classroom but for all of the 5th grade.

My Project

I am trying to enrich my library making sure that every child, whether from my room or not, finds a book in my library. And although I have spent a lot of money myself trying to bring in the most enticing books, there are never enough books. There are always children that look at me, ready to give up, that just didn't find the book they were hoping for. These books are the ones my students and other teachers have told me they love. They are the ones that will keep children reading and make them want to pick up one book after another.

This donation is a way to give back to students who want to read but just don't have the access to all of the right books.

It is a way to not just reach my kids but all of the school as anyone is welcome to borrow my books. I know supplying the best books to my students is the most powerful way to get them to read. Help me not have to pay for it out of my own pocket again.

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon $44.65 1 $44.65
The Underland Chronicles: Books 1-5 Paperback Box Set • Amazon $23.46 1 $23.46
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon $13.88 1 $13.88
Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95
Pi in the Sky • Amazon $12.69 1 $12.69
Better Nate Than Ever • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Paperboy • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Cloud Spinner • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
A Tangle of Knots • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Mr. Terupt Falls Again • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Apprentices • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane • Amazon $12.66 1 $12.66
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream • Amazon $12.42 1 $12.42
The Center of Everything • Amazon $12.08 1 $12.08
Zebra Forest • Amazon $12.08 1 $12.08
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made • Amazon $11.48 1 $11.48
The Real Boy • Amazon $11.46 1 $11.46
The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) • Amazon $11.29 1 $11.29
Journey • Amazon $10.39 1 $10.39
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon $10.28 1 $10.28
The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel, Book 1 (The Kane Chronicles) (Kane Chronicles, The) • Amazon $10.28 1 $10.28
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon $10.19 1 $10.19
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • Amazon $10.19 1 $10.19
The Amulet #3: The Cloud Searchers • Amazon $10.09 1 $10.09
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, Book 2) • Amazon $10.00 1 $10.00
Amulet #5: Prince of the Elves • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1) • Amazon $9.92 1 $9.92
Amulet #4: The Last Council • Amazon $9.91 1 $9.91
Bone, Vol. 8: Treasure Hunters • Amazon $9.77 1 $9.77
Ghost Circles (Bone, Book 7) • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies) • Amazon $8.49 1 $8.49
Bone, Vol. 9: Crown of Horns • Amazon $8.42 1 $8.42
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon $8.16 1 $8.16
Flygirl • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Squish #2: Brave New Pond • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Squish #3: The Power of the Parasite • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco: Lunch Lady #6 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit (Lunch Lady, Book 5) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown: Lunch Lady #4 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes: Lunch Lady #7 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Because of Mr. Terupt • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Sound Off! #1 (DANIEL BOOM AKA LOUD BOY) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Gorillas • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Squish #4: Captain Disaster • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Peak • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon $4.19 1 $4.19

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