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Mrs. Hamilton from Frisco TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm & Book Club On!

My students need sets of books for reading partnerships and book club discussions.

  • $476 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours." -John Locke Children's understanding of what they are reading greatly increases when they are given the opportunity to discuss it with peers!

The students in my school are reading at all grade levels.

We supply them with the latest and greatest books to help them develop their own preferences and reading identity. Each child has their own unique needs in one or more reading area that is addressed every day. Unfortunately, not all of our children have the luxury of having libraries at home. We, as teachers, send our books home with the students put books in their hands at home and at school! Sometimes, these concepts are not reinforced at home because many of our parents are working multiple jobs to support their family. Our students are from families that cannot always spend the money on academic games or tools to help their kids. These children deserve engaging books in their classroom!

My Project

When we attend movies as adults, we tend to go with friends or loved ones. As we walk out of the theater, we begin to hear a buzz of "What's you think?" and "Wow! That was awesome!" Talking through the movie after we have seen it can help us understand parts we may not have noticed or develop deeper understandings of other parts. The same is true for children! When we allow them to meet with "Book Clubs" or partners, the children become the role models and teachers in the classroom. From all areas of the room you can hear statements like, "What in the text makes you think that?" and "How has your thinking about that character changed as you read on?" Children learn to challenge each other, ask questions, and explain their thinking! Imagine the reading growth a child can make when they have all the materials they need!

I am teaching a new grade level this year and working on building my library up to be suitable for 4th graders!

I have already bought many books, but I am still sets for partnerships and book clubs to get these going! Please help us by providing us with tools to develop our reading skills!

Mrs. Hamilton
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hatchet (stock) • AKJ Books $5.83 6 $34.98
Hundred Dresses (Restored Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 6 $34.98
Matt Christopher (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $16.25 1 $16.25
Rules • AKJ Books $5.10 6 $30.60
Secrets and Shadows • AKJ Books $5.10 6 $30.60
Tua and the Elephant • AKJ Books $5.10 6 $30.60
The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
The Magician''s Elephant • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Just Juice • AKJ Books $4.37 6 $26.22
Traps and Specters • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
Riddles and Danger • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
The Neptune Project • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Dead City • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
The Secret Zoo • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Nathan Hale''s Hazardous Tales • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
I Survived #9: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Can You Get an F In Lunch? (How I Survived Middle School Ser • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64

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