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Ms. Sitron from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Refresh: Getting Kids Excited About Reading

My students need new, high-quality books to get them excited about reading, as well as a comfy place to sit while they read.

  • $815 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a group of urban kids from various economic backgrounds who have a desire and motivation to learn and grow. They walk into my classroom with smiles on their faces and do their best to be fully engaged in their work each day. The students are a close-knit group and motivate each other to do their best.

These students make up a Title I school where 95% of the students receive free breakfast and lunch every day.

They know their classrooms are safe environments and look to their teachers not only as educators, but as mentors as well. They have a never-ending energy and bring a brightness to any classroom they walk into.

My Project

There's nothing better than a new book. There's also nothing like a 7th grader's face when they open a brand new book and realize they will be the FIRST ONE to read this particular book in their class. Even when books are not brand new, students are thrilled to FINALLY have their turn with the book that every kid in their class wants to read.

Building this kind of anticipation and excitement, of presenting reading as a reward, is what gets kids reading.

Having a wide range of reading materials - of different levels and different genres - makes the library accessible to ALL students. And, like all of us, students appreciate a comfy, cozy spot to dig into their chosen books. Backjack chairs make the perfect reading spot - they're comfortable and durable!

Ms. Sitron
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $79.75 1 $79.75
Back Jack Floor Chair (Original BackJack Chairs) - Standard Size (Red) • Amazon Business $50.33 1 $50.33
Back Jack Floor Chair (Original BackJack Chairs) - Standard Size (Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $49.30 1 $49.30
Back Jack Floor Chair (Original BackJack Chairs) - Standard Size (Purple) • Amazon Business $48.52 1 $48.52
Land of Stories Chirs Colfer Collection 4 Books Box Set (Book 1-4) (Wishing Spell, Grim Warning, Enchantress Returns) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $33.75 1 $33.75
Middle School Box Set • Amazon Business $31.38 1 $31.38
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $24.93 1 $24.93
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
The School for Good and Evil Series Paperback Box Set: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $15.27 1 $15.27
Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Miracle's Boys • Amazon Business $6.21 2 $12.42
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Alamo All-Stars (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #6) • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #4): A World War I Tale • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Drama • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Great Gilly Hopkins • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86

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