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Mrs. Gingerich from Springfield MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Who Read Succeed

My students need books to read in their classroom! These are some of the favorites that my classroom library does not have! They especially want the Unwanted Series and the Wrinkle in Time Series.

  • $462 goal

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My Students

I teach 25 students in the fourth grade! In my classroom, I teach my students math, science, reading, writing, health, and social studies. I am hoping to provide them with the knowledge they need to be successful not just in elementary school but in life! Because of this, I also try to instill leadership values and a positive work ethic. Each one of my students is unique, but they are all hardworking, bright, and full of energy!

My students come from diverse backgrounds and have a large range of academic, emotional and behavioral needs.

We have about 500 students with approximately 24 students per class. My school qualifies as a Title 1 school, but we do not receive any Title 1 funding or support. Because of this, a large portion of the classroom must be funded by the teacher. I want my students to have a safe, comfortable and engaging environment to learn, grow, and develop in. Since it is my first year as a teacher, I don't have a lot of the resources needed to supply my students with what they need.

My Project

My kids need books to read in my classroom. I have talked to my current kiddos and taken a survey of the books they would want to have in a classroom library. These books are typically checked out of the school library, so it is difficult for them to get their hands on the books they love most! We do a lot of reading in my classroom, so I think it is very important for them to have access to these books.

I think one of the best ways to foster a love for reading in my students is to have books available that appeal to their many interests.

I am hoping by receiving these books in my classroom that all of my students will have something they want to read. Since it is my first year teaching, I do not have the resources to buy all the books that my students want. Hopefully, with this fund, I can get some more books into my classroom library!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Unwanteds Collection: The Unwanteds; Island of Silence; Island of Fire; Island of Legends; Island of Shipwrecks; Island of Graves; Island of Dragons • Amazon Business $41.24 1 $41.24
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) • Amazon Business $31.40 1 $31.40
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
The City of Ember Complete Boxed Set • Amazon Business $21.96 1 $21.96
Keeper of the Lost Cities Collection Books 1-3: Keeper of the Lost Cities; Exile; Everblaze • Amazon Business $18.23 1 $18.23
Three Dog Tales: Old Yeller, Sounder, Savage Sam (Harperperennial Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Echo • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Worst Class Trip Ever • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Grounded • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Woof (Bowser and Birdie) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Jack's Run • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stolen Children • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Abduction! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Webster: Tale of an Outlaw • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Zach's Lie • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Runaway Twin • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Indian in the Cupboard • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Beneath • Amazon Business $6.02 1 $6.02
The Man Who Loved Clowns • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Frindle • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Peak (A Peak Marcello Adventure) • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
White Fang (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $4.64 1 $4.64
Took: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
House Arrest • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40
The Call of the Wild • Amazon Business $3.00 1 $3.00

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