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Mrs. Tallent from Kannapolis NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Library Needs a Little Love

My students need a variety of books to create a magical library where they can sit down, read, and get lost for a little while!

  • $429 goal

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My Students

Our school is full of energetic, rambunctious kids that are ready to learn! Unfortunately, many of them come from homes that live under the poverty line. This affects their home life, their school life, and their exposure to things that are different from their "norm." Many of our students have yet to discover the magic of reading. Either their parents cannot afford to buy them books frequently, or they work too much to take them to the library.

Many of our kids have a negative relationship with reading and see it as a chore or punishment - It's time to change that!

My Project

One thing I have always been passionate about is making sure my students have a plethora of options when it comes to thier classroom library.

Even when I didn't teach reading, I wanted to provide them with as many options as possible, for one simple reason - books have the ability to change your world, to transport you somewhere new, to open your eyes to things you have never seen.

Books can be the door that opens that changes a child's life and lets them become someone else, let's them magnify their inner character, or lights the flame on a dream they didn't know they had. As I transfer from 5th Grade to 2nd Grade, I am worried about the lack of age-appropriate books I own and want to make sure my kids have an overabundance of options to choose from. These books range from independent books for them to read, such as the Weirder School and Stink Series, to books that I cannot WAIT to read to them on the carpet, such as The Bad Seed or We're All Wonders! These books are really going to cultivate an environment or learning and exploration in our second grade room, and I am so excited!

Mrs. Tallent
Grades PreK-2
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
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $51.20 1 $51.20
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
Junie B. Jones's Fifth Boxed Set Ever! (Books 17-20) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Junie B. Jones's Fourth Boxed Set Ever! (Books 13-16) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! (Books 9-12) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Stink: The Fabulously Freaky Collection • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Nothing Rhymes with Orange • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!: Special Edition (The Bad Guys #7) • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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