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Mrs. Khan from Jamaica NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Overhaul For Hungry Minds!

My students need interesting accessible books to keep them engaged in learning!

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students make up the third grade ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching) - special education class in an inner-city community school that’s located in a low socio-economic area of New York City. Almost 90% of the students come from a low-income household. Despite their economic hurdles, these students bring passion and desire to learn new things every day.

My students are an amazing group of resilient children.

The children truly love school - they are inquisitive, creative, and very enthusiastic. They live for experiencing and exploring new things every day. They absolutely love being read to and reading on their own. The library in my classroom is limited and I want to make sure their excitement for reading never dims. In order to keep their thirsty brains quenched my classroom library is in a serious need of interest books. They need more books on their level so that they can build the confidence to become more successful readers.

My Project

My students see reading as an important part of their daily lives. I want to make sure that this desire to read and learn never fades. My students need exciting accessible books for struggling readers, which spark interest for those children who already find reading unappealing. There are many new and exciting book series that feature popular characters that children love like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, or Junie B. Jones.

I have many low level readers in my class who often don't get the opportunity to practice their reading and learning outside of the classroom.

However, the classroom library is also limited to keep these students challenged. It is hard to come up with a variety of high interest books on lower levels due to availability within our curriculum and lack of funding and resources. In addition, I have students who are reading above a 3rd grade level and they need higher level books to continue to push them academically. I have scavenged the internet and put together a list of books tailored to my student population! This project will bring that list to life in our library.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FB712 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
FB714 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
LL727 - Level P Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.00 1 $36.00
LL725 - Level N Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
LL723 - Level L Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3) Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • AKJ Education $30.65 1 $30.65
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3) Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • AKJ Education $30.65 1 $30.65
Dork Diaries Box Set (Books 4-6) Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries 6 • AKJ Education $30.65 1 $30.65
Dork Diaries Box Set (Books 4-6) Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries 6 • AKJ Education $30.65 1 $30.65
LL724 - Level M Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
LL726 - Level O Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.00 1 $27.00
The Little Prince • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Cendrillon A Caribbean Cinderella • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Egyptian Cinderella • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Princess and the Pea • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Galaxies • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fables • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Oceans • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Adelita A Mexican Cinderella Story • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Junie B. Jones #16: Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Junie B. Jones #17: Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Junie B. Jones #8: Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones #4: Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Volcanoes: and Other Natural Disasters • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

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