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Ms. Pullum from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Extravaganza, “An Extraordinary Place To Build Literacy? size=50 maxlength=200 onchange=

The cost of library supplies, including 2 bean bag chairs from Nasco, a rug from Kaplan Early Learning Company, and books from AKJ Educational Services including Ancient Egyptians, Tall Tales, and Number The Stars, is $601, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on May 11, 2007.

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As a first year teacher, in a low income neighborhood finding an extraordinary place to loose yourself in a good book isn't easy. I know it's even harder for a classroom full of energetic 5th graders. I want reading to be fun, interesting, fulfilling and rewarding. I want my students to know reading is essential and gratifying, and it isn't only about a grade. I think if they have a place where they love to visit; it can increase their likelihood to find a place in a book that they'll love to visit as well. An extraordinary classroom library for my students is what I'm seeking; a place where they can lay, sit, or curl up while increasing literacy. My first year as a teacher at Sawyer Elementary school begins soon. I'm very eager and bubbling over with wonderful ideas for my classroom library. To start, we'll need tons of books of all genres of course, and stickers so I can secretly color code them according to grade level. I'll even allow students to give their insight about what books they'd like to see in our library. We'll need a nice rug to sit, lay and enjoy our books, two or three nice chairs for my students who will prefer to sit upon their visit and one for myself while doing read aloud or having book talks. Friendly stuffed animals they can cuddle with or just use for decoration to set the tone. And to truly make their moment magical, lights- beautiful, colorful lights that I can switch on when the library is open for visitation. This library will to be so extraordinary I'll have to create a group schedule to ensure that all my students will have a chance to enjoy their favorite book in their favorite place. I can even use this amazing place as a reward for a job well done and grant students extra time and additional visits. I feel that relieving pressure and finding a way to capture their interest is a start to increasing literacy. Allowing them to choose books and discuss what interest them and what they've learned will keep learning student- centered. And in this extraordinary place without notice they'll begin to grow. Total cost for materials $450.00 (approximately)

Ms. Pullum
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Something Fishy Rug • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.96 1 $42.96
Holocaust: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (8 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $41.80 1 $41.80
STEEL STOOL 30" W/O BACK • Nasco $31.68 1 $31.68
BEAN BAG CHAIR YELLOW • Nasco $28.75 1 $28.75
BEAN BAG CHAIR BLUE • Nasco $28.75 1 $28.75
Immigration: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (4 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $20.89 1 $20.89
LAMP,GOOSENECK,18,BK -- Catalina Industries Advanced Style Gooseneck Desk Lamp • Quill Corporation $16.19 3 $48.57
Civil War: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (4 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $15.90 1 $15.90
Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy • AKJ Educational Services $8.68 1 $8.68
Ancient Egyptians • AKJ Educational Services $7.80 1 $7.80
Born Confused • AKJ Educational Services $6.97 1 $6.97
Ancient Chinese • AKJ Educational Services $6.93 1 $6.93
Golden Goblet • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 1 $6.10
Maniac Magee • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 1 $6.10
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 1 $5.67
Face on the Milk Carton • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 1 $5.67
Ella Enchanted • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 1 $5.67
Canyons • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 1 $5.67
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 1 $5.67
Number the Stars • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 1 $5.67
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 1 $5.67
Baseball in April and Other Stories • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 1 $5.23
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 1 $5.23
Escape From Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Hoops • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Zach's Lie • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Forged By Fire • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Crazy Loco • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Miracle Worker • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Cure • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Adventures of Ulysses • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
American Tall Tales • AKJ Educational Services $5.22 1 $5.22
Love, Ruby Lavender • AKJ Educational Services $5.19 1 $5.19
Breadwinner • AKJ Educational Services $5.19 1 $5.19
Shades of Gray • AKJ Educational Services $4.35 1 $4.35
Friendship • AKJ Educational Services $4.35 1 $4.35

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