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Mrs. Black from Beavercreek OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

How to Get Lost in a Book, in 5th Grade!

Help me give my students BOOKS and book bins to carry their treasures.

  • $586 goal

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My Students

Fifth grade...... so much change, such insecurity, so much emotion! So what better way to get away from it all than with a good book? It’s been seven years since I was a classroom teacher and it’s time to update my collection of classroom library books.

My students are headed to middle school in just one year- I want to give them the world through the lens of diverse authors and illustrators.

After all, we live in a global society.

My Project

Lucky number 13! This will be my 13th year teaching and I’m headed back into the classroom as a 5th grade teacher. I’m beyond excited, but feeling ill prepared. I’ve spent the past seven years as an ESL teacher, not general ed, which means I haven’t been building up my classroom library, especially with books for 5th graders!

These books are curated from the International Literacy Association 2019 choice reading list - both from students and teachers.

The books are hot off the presses and I’m excited to get them into the hands of my adolescents. While I haven’t met my students yet, I’ve tried to create a collection for every taste- and reading level.

I’ve purposely selected a majority of books that are fictional. Why? Well, several reasons. First, Common Core State Standards have a heavy focus on non-fiction reading. I want my students to enjoy fiction just as much and GET LOST IN A GOOD BOOK. Secondly, my schools reading program has a great selection of Non-fiction text that my students will be working with regularly. I’m envisioning these books being stored in book boxes to be read during free choice reading time, not reading groups.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 2 $55.98
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 2 $55.98
Smart Cookie • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Sewing the Rainbow: A Story About Gilbert Baker • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Illegal • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Love, Penelope • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
All the Things That Could Go Wrong • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Ebb and Flow • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Wrapped Up Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
It Wasn't Me • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Granted • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Alice: From Dream to Dream • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
How to Properly Dispose of Planet Earth • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Meet the Sky (Blink) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kid Normal • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Click (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Elle of the Ball (Hoops) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Lucky Little Things • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
No Slam Dunk • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Lifeboat 12 • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Breakout • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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