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Mrs. Mills from Biggsville IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ignite our Reading by Heating up our Classroom Library

My students need a variety of fiction and nonfiction books to choose from in our classroom library that will fuel their love of reading! My goal is to have kids begging to borrow from our library!

  • $604 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We have a classroom of 20 students in Rural Illinois. We are a county wide school and still only have approximately 400 students Kindergarten through 5th Grade. We are identified as having a high level of low income students. Over 50% of our students are signed up for free or reduced lunches.

We have built such a strong sense of community in our room this year and I have a such a great group of kids!

The positive energy that this group brings to school each day is rejuvenating as a teacher and they deserve the best!

My Project

My kids love independent reading time, but our classroom library is limited on fiction and nonfiction books to choose from. If we were awarded these bundles of books, we could have the world at our fingertips. My dream is for the kids to be able to use their imagination and to live vicariously through these books.

I am thrilled with the passion that my students have for reading and I really want to reward them with books that spark creativity and spark their interests.

My goal is to get my students begging to borrow from our classroom library shelves!

Mrs. Mills
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 3 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $233.77 1 $233.77
Step Into Reading: Nonfiction (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $163.49 1 $163.49
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $78.84 1 $78.84

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