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Ms. Haller from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspire a love for reading REAL books!

Help me give my students the most critically-acclaimed, best- selling novels that will keep their noses buried, and inspire a passion for reading!

  • $496 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 28 5th grade students from a variety of backgrounds including Hispanic, Asian, and African-American. They have a range of reading abilities from 1st through 6th grade. Most of them have never fallen in love with a book, let alone read an award-winning story. They are the first generation in their family to have the chance to graduate high school in the U.S. My kids have such big personalities and each one is so unique from the other. They absolutely love to engage in group discussions and partner activities. In the past two months, we have become a community who helps one another as we get to know each other better.

My Project

All children deserve to read wonderfully-written and captivating books. My students deserve the opportunity to get lost in a book. These books will help create a library for our classroom where the children will look forward to reading every day. They have been chosen according to their interests and with a diversity of reading levels to support the wide range of readers that I have in my classroom. This is my first year as a 5th grade teacher, and my second year teaching in the district. So, this is why I have a desperate need to build a library. Currently, the only books I have are for guided reading groups, but we do not have any for independent reading. A few of the students bring in reading books that their parents have bought for them, but most of my kids are from under-privileged homes where the parents do not speak English and struggle to make ends meet. They most certainly can't afford to buy books for their children.

My 5th graders tell me how much they love fortnite and minecraft, and I want them to feel that way about books.

Please help me inspire my students to fall in love with reading!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $9.77 2 $19.54
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Shiloh • AKJ Education $6.29 2 $12.58
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Holes • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Double Down • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Fish Face • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Draw Me a Star • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Witches • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bezus and Ramona • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry Huggins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona and Her Father • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry and Ribsy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Grouchy Ladybug • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
Muggie Maggie • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
American Tall Tales • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Dear Mr. Henshaw • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
American Tall Tales • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Magic Tree House #24: Earthquake in the Early Morning • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Was in a Mood • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic tree house Afternoon on the Amazon • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Junie B. Jones #4: Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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