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Mrs. Whiting from Milton FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Literature

My students need a variety of books in our classroom library to develop of love of reading. The books I have selected for this project are just a start!

  • $336 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2018.

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My Students

I teach third graders who work hard to become the leaders of the future We set goals, we strive together to learn and grow, and we meet our goals. Our class represents a diverse range of learners with a variety of needs, with more than half of the students coming from low-income families.

My incredible third graders work together to learn and grow as they make the transition to third grade.

We are eager to learn through a variety of learning experiences, resources, and exposure to great books. I want to give my students the chance to have have exposure to new places, cultures, and ideas, through books that are engaging as well as culturally responsive.

My Project

As a military spouse, I have moved several times in my career. I always like to "pay it forward" to the person coming into the classroom behind me. I left a great deal of my classroom library in my previous classroom and moved into a classroom with no books! I want to give my current third graders the same learning opportunities, and access to engaging stories.

My amazing third graders need exposure to a variety of books that meet their interests, reading levels, and help them to develop a love of reading.

In our classroom, we read independently every day. In order to build and develop stamina for this, students need to be able to choose a book that is "just right" for them. A just right book captures their interest and can be read without too many difficulties. My current selection of books does not have enough options to be able to provide a "just right" book for everyone.

Finding these books is the key to unlocking lifelong readers.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Goosebumps SlappyWorld Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $31.10 1 $31.10
Trilogy Box Set (Star Wars: Jedi Academy) • Amazon Business $29.12 1 $29.12
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $19.17 1 $19.17
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $17.52 1 $17.52
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty: and Other Questions About the Oceans • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Goal! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Wonder Why Soap Makes Bubbles: and Other Questions About Science • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
I Wonder Why Volcanoes Blow Their Tops: and Other Questions About Natural Disasters • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs: And Other Questions About Creepy Crawlies • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
The Bald Bandit (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
The Canary Caper (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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