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Mrs. Higareda from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Knightly Novels

Help me give my students novels! My students read at all different levels. They need novels that are challenging, but comfortable enough where they can be confident reading them.

  • $236 goal

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My Students

My students come in eager to please and be loved. They want to be recognized for achievements through "shout-outs" and rewards. They are funny and playful. The relationships and family atmosphere we create in the classroom is always the highlight of my school year.

My school is located on the Southside of Chicago.

The neighborhood is known for violence and poverty. The school is 100% free or reduced lunch. It not only creates a safe haven but also teaches the students to look beyond their surroundings and reach for higher goals. We are not just trying to get them into great high schools, but great colleges.

My Project

My students read at all different levels. They need novels that are challenging, but comfortable enough where they can be confident reading them.

With these sets of novels, I'll be able to group the students into book clubs.

In the book clubs, they'll read and discuss the novel. We can work on the current reading skills from our main lesson as we read, and end with a culminating activity.

Also, each of these novels has a theme of kindness and/or perseverance. Kindness and perseverance are two qualities that this class has struggled with, but has made a goal to achieve.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
STEAM Pack: Grades 3-6 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.23 1 $19.23
Chains • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Mini Cube, Puzzle Party Toy(18 Pack), Eco-Friendly Material with Vivid Colors,Party Favor School Supplies Puzzle Game Set for Boy Girl Kid Child, Magic Cube Goody Bag Filler Birthday Gift • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Multiplication & Division Bingo Game • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates • AKJ Education $7.00 1 $7.00
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Mary Downing Hahn's Haunting Tales • AKJ Education $6.30 1 $6.30
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Best Friends • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie • AKJ Education $3.96 1 $3.96
The High King's Daughter • AKJ Education $1.85 2 $3.70
Secret of the Ninja • AKJ Education $3.63 1 $3.63
Deep Waters • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Some Friend • AKJ Education $2.80 1 $2.80
Zac Power #1: Poison Island • AKJ Education $2.50 1 $2.50
Cakes in Space • AKJ Education $1.85 1 $1.85
We Give a Squid a Wedgie • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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