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Ms. Hernandez from Victoria TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspired to Read!

My students need books at their reading level such as Crenshaw, The Hate U Give, and the Percy Jackson series, to continue to foster their love for reading with books that also help inspire them.

  • $652 goal

This project expired on January 8, 2019.

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My Students

The 40 fifth graders I teach daily are from a Title 1 school made up of over 500 diverse students. Over 80% of our students are from low socioeconomic households. Last year, our community was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Harvey, and we have worked hard to continue to create a safe and creative school and classroom culture.

My students are creative, intuitive, and love finding new ways to learn!

I'm always looking for ways to provide that excitement for learning.

While around half of my students are preforming on or above grade level, I teach several students with deficits in reading and writing. It is part of my daily mission to provide engaging and stimulating lessons and activities to help close those gaps and have all students be successful.

My Project

This year I moved from 4th to 5th grade, and my students' reading levels have reached far beyond a lot of the books currently in my classroom library. This project will fund books mostly at their middle school reading level such as the "Percy Jackson" series, 'The Girl Who Drank the Moon", and "The Hate U Give."

Providing books to challenge and inspire my students is vital to their growth as readers.

It is very important to me to have a classroom library that serves the diverse reading levels of my students.

A lot of the books I am requesting show a range of several different characters of various ethnicities and backgrounds. Most of these characters show perseverance, bravery, and determination. I believe it is vital that my students have an opportunity to read and learn about these people and characters who may have started out in similar situations as they are in now. In today's society, diversity is so important. These materials will provide an easy way to represent honorable character traits in a diverse range of people.

Ms. Hernandez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Serena Valentino's Villains Box Set: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $28.97 1 $28.97
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $28.17 1 $28.17
Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy (Villains) • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Treasure Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Reflection: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Towers Falling • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Treasure Hunters: Secret of the Forbidden City • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Sunny Side Up • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Real Friends • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Swing It, Sunny • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
Who Was Michael Jackson? • Amazon Business $5.20 1 $5.20
What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44

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