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Mrs. Allen from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Igniting Students' Passion For Book Series

My students need rich and inspiring book series to encourage them to grow their passion for reading.

  • $481 goal

This project expired on December 22, 2018.

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My Students

My students come from military families and have unique backgrounds. I teach on a military base which means all of my students have either one or both parents in the military. These students have traveled all over and often switch schools. Many of my fifth grade students are faced with a parent being deployed.

My students have amazing backgrounds, but they also carry a lot of stress.

It is extremely important to me to create a safe and stable environment within my classroom. I want my students to know that my class will always be a stable factor in their lives. My students start the school year at a variety of reading levels, and I would love to be able to provide challenging books for each student.

My Project

I believe it is extremely important to ignite students' passion for reading at a young age. It is beneficial to provide adequate books to allow students to do this. I would like to expand my classroom library to include rich and engaging book series. This would allow for my students to not only get "hooked" on reading, but to continue to grow this love by exploring series of books they find interesting.

Book series grab students' attention and gets them excited about reading!

The series I picked are books that have grabbed my students' attention in the past and I would love to have them readily available for my students. I picked a variety of classic series and modern series, ranging in text level and genre, to help capture the attention of all students.

My class does a book study on Fish In A Tree every year. This book helps encourage students to accept their differences and work through challenges. It is a great book that teaches many amazing life lessons. I would love to have a book available for each student so that they can get the full experience of reading this incredible book.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 19 $114.00
The Complete Missing Collection: Found; Sent; Sabotaged; Torn; Caught; Risked; Revealed; Redeemed (The Missing) • Amazon Business $35.74 1 $35.74
Treasures of the Isle of the Lost [3-Book Hardcover Boxed Set + Poster] (The Descendants) • Amazon Business $29.55 1 $29.55
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $29.08 1 $29.08
Puppy Tales: A Dog's Purpose Boxed Set: Ellie's Story, Bailey's Story, and Molly's Story (A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tales) • Amazon Business $28.80 1 $28.80
Gregor the Underland Chronicles (5 Volume Set) • Amazon Business $27.06 1 $27.06
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $26.06 1 $26.06
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set • Amazon Business $24.58 1 $24.58
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon Business $23.15 1 $23.15
Brian's Return (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The River (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Brian's Hunt (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Custom Book Bundles CBB PL Individual Reader • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50

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