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Ms. Smith from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Refresher

Help me give my students the books they need to become independent readers!

  • $737 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a culturally and financially diverse group. No matter their background, they are all expected to achieve at the highest level possible. Many students need extra support and time, but they are determined to meet their educational goals.

It is my deepest desire to see each of my students succeed.

Most of my students start the year eager to start mastering grade level skills, but some are a little apprehensive. Whether it is because they are behind, don't have the resources, or maybe just haven't had someone show them how exciting learning can be, these are the children that fuel my teaching. I strive every day to help every student understand that they are worth the time and effort it takes to master new skills and that learning can be fun!

My Project

One of my main goals as a teacher is to help my students love to read of their own accord. Students taking home a book for the weekend is a sight that makes my heart swell. In order for this to happen, classroom libraries need to be replenished and refreshed.

Many students are reluctant readers and that is where a book series can save the day!

If I can get a student hooked on the first book in a series, the battle is pretty much won. After they finish a series with even 3 or 4 books, they are usually ready to find a new series or maybe just another book by the same author. Whether it is an informational book on a subject they are interested in, a realistic fiction book, or a complete fantasy, I need to have books for all my students.

Ms. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spy School Top Secret Collection: Spy School; Spy Camp; Evil Spy School; Spy Ski School; Spy School Secret Service • Amazon Business $28.91 1 $28.91
The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Stuck • Amazon Business $16.86 1 $16.86
The Case of the Missing Moola (Club CSI) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (English and Arabic Edition) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
The 50 States: Fun Facts: Celebrate the people, places and food of the U.S.A! • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 5: Fantastic Three • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 4: Girl-Moon • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 6: Save Our School • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 2: Cosmic Cooties • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 3: The Smartest There Is • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book #2 • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
Chasing Space Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Fearless Females: The Fight for Freedom, Equality, and Sisterhood • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
The Hive Queen (Wings of Fire, Book 12) • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire, Book 13) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Zodiac Legacy: The Dragon's Return • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Estranged • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Refugees and Migrants (Children in Our World) • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Diamond of Darkhold (The City of Ember Book 3) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Prophet of Yonwood (The City of Ember Book 4) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Winter Turning (Wings of Fire, Book 7) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The People of Sparks (The City of Ember Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
The City of Ember (The City of Ember Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Talons of Power (Wings of Fire, Book 9) • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
The Zodiac Legacy: Balance of Power • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire #4) • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
The Lost Continent (Wings of Fire, Book 11) • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Darkness of Dragons (Wings of Fire, Book 10) • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Escaping Peril (Wings of Fire, Book 8) • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Moon Rising (Wings of Fire, Book 6) • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Racism and Intolerance (Children In Our World) • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
El Deafo • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Wings of Fire Book Five: The Brightest Night • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
Ms. Bixby's Last Day • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93

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